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  • We organize conference and guest lectures attended by renowned representatives of the scientific, economic, administration and political communities.
    Our guests included, among others, the Nobel Peace Prize winner prof. Muhammad Yunus, prof. dr hab. Leszek Balcerowicz, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Buzek, prof. dr hab. Danuta Hübner, prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Kołodko, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Blikle, Claus Offe, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Bralczyk, prof. dr hab. Janusz Czapiński, prof. dr hab. Piotr Sztompka, prof. dr hab. Jerzy Vetulani, prof. dr hab. Stanisław Waltoś and prof. dr hab. Andrzej Zoll.
    The most important conferences and symposia include:

    Symposium in “Contemporary Public Economy and Administration”

    It is a cyclical meeting, held twice a year, in form of lectures and panel discussions. Attended by GAP students, staff of Cracow University of Economics and other universities as well as representatives of government and self-government administration, public sector enterprises, private entrepreneurs and the media. The presence of our guests allows participants to confront directly the views presented by them and to discuss the issues and aspects of economic and public life.

    Open Eyes Economy Summit

    The international forum devoted to Economics of Values. “Open eyes economy” is the future. We put forward a thesis that Awakened Consumers will buy products and services from companies which are fair, socially needed and involved, with their own unique culture resulting from the correctly defined, credible company mission.
    In our “Idea-Company” model, companies place first those VALUES which are important to people. Such attitude will result in gaining TRUST and, consequently – PROFIT for the company. Such companies will not only survive, but they will be more stable and profitable as well.
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    Contemporary Concepts of Public Management

    Conference on ethical-social-business issues

    So far the following conferences have been held:

    • On the dispute between communitarianism and liberalism, 26-27.11.2015.
    • Contemporary challenges – on Amartya Sen socio-economic thoughts, IX Nationwide Scientific Conference, 21.11.2013.
    • The aid phenomenon in socio-economic life, VIII Nationwide Scientific Conference, 25-26.11.2011.
    • The moral dimension of the economic crisis, VII Nationwide Scientific Conference, 20-21.11.2009.

    Conferences in spatial development management and regional policy

    So far the following conferences have been held:

    • 2014 – Managing the space of cities and regions – conditions and directions,
    • 2011 – Prospects for regional development of Poland in the programming period after 2013,
    • 2010 – Regional policy in Poland in the light of 21st century challenges,
    • 2008 – Geography in economic and spatial science

     

    Space day – Nationwide Day of Spatial Management

    This cyclical event held in December every year gathers students interested in issues related to: spatial economy, architecture, urban development, transport and landscape planning.
    It is one day on which students, teachers and practitioners share their experiences and views on what concerns us all.
    So far the following issues have been analyzed:

    • EVENT: City, mass events versus space and its users (2015),
    • In the center of attention – conditions and directions for city center development (2014),
    • Human – City – Change (2013),
    • Greenery in city space (2012),
    • A place to meet, play and integrate in public space (2011),
    • Communication in Cracow in the light of the challenges faced in the second decade of the 21st century (2010).

     

    Nationwide urban development workshop

    This nationwide workshop has recently gained international recognition. We organize it every year in the middle of May. It starts with presentations introducing the issues in a particular edition, during which we explain economic, spatial and social issues.
    Then participants prepare for the workshop and develop their individual concepts for the development of a particular area in Cracow.
    The topic for each edition of the workshop is divided into multi-aspect issues presented to participants in form of three tasks to be solved by them. Participants are divided into groups, each consisting of an interdisciplinary team usually composed of: architects, landscape planners, urban development specialists, geographers and sociologists.
    On the last day of the workshop groups present the results of their work to enable us to choose three best proposals of changes related to the topic of the workshop, and deserving the award.
    We hosted students from many scientific centers and cities in Europe, for example from Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice, Łódź or Rzeszów, as well as from France, Switzerland, Portugal and China.