Forum of Regions
T he Forum of Regions is a part of the Economic Forum and this year it was held in Muszyna and Krynica-Zdrój. Approximately 250 representatives of public administration, economists, sociologist and business representatives participated in over 20 discussion panels. In the opening spe- ech entitled Development of Polish regions - Challenges, Opportunities, Problems, Mar- shall of the Małopolskie Voivodship, Marek Nawara, concluded that for each region – Po- lish, European and non-European – the op- portunity for close, substantial inter-regional cooperation, and every form of exchanging experience is very valuable. An important sti- mulus for regional development was taking advantage of EU subsidies. At rst, those re- ceived before accession, and later those re- ceived within the framework of policies and funds assigned to EU member states.
Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland
he President of the National Bank of Poland Marek Belka concluded that growth over the last two last years was due to export and self-government. While describing global economic policy he reminded attendees that at one of the G20 meetings a number of steps were undertaken, for instance, central banks T
Debate: Regional Policy versus Knowledge–Based Economy Tomasz Waligórski, CCO, Member of the Board, Jeronimo Martins Distribution, Poland; Teresa Kamińska, President of the Board, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone Ltd, Poland.; Karol Musioł, Recto , Jagiellonian Universi- t , Poland; Martin Guillermo Ramirez, Secretary General, The Association of European Border Regions, Spain
Forum of Regions