Presentation on theme: "Megaspaces of the European Union in the context of the global space of the 21 century Grzegorz Gorzelak Introductory remarks THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN REGIONS."— Presentation transcript:
Megaspaces of the European Union in the context of the global space of the 21 century Grzegorz Gorzelak Introductory remarks THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN REGIONS Warsaw, 31 May – 2 June, 2007
New geographyof the world, 2040
Back to the future? The network of Euroasiatic cities, ca 1300
and Knowledge Growth
Regional dynamics of Poland J-W LEG WRO BYD TOR-W BIAL CH-Z LUB GORZ ZIEL PIO ŁÓD NS KRA C-P O-S RAD WAR OPO RZE KRO BIAŁ ŁOM SŁUP GDA CZĘST B-B C-Ś R-J KIEL ELBL OL EŁ PIL KAL KON POZ SZ KOSZ Metropolitan Traditional industries Advancing Stagnating East GDP/capita, 2004 GDP growth, Scatter diagram, GDP/inhabitant in 1995 and GDP growth, NUTS3 (constant prices) , Source: Bank Danych Regionalnych.
Cohesion - Competitiveness A new name for old equity – efficieny dilemma A unsolvable contradiction? Is Europe unique in its social model – and if yes, is it its strength or weakness? The panel will hopefully address these issues!