2. The role of dialogue in regional development: Managing innovation activities

On Thursday 15.00-17.00


1. Paula Tulppo, University of Lapland: EU’s cross-border cooperation in perspective of place-based regional development   

2. Mikko Karhu, University of Vaasa: Utooppiset puhuntatavat alueiden johtamisessa ja innovaatiotyössä   

3. Seija Virkkala, University of Vaasa: Methodologies of transnational learning and local and regional development from below: Experiences of project LARS   

4. Antti Mäenpää, University of Vaasa: Role of dialogue in implementing the new: Initial impressions on how to approach electric aviation in Kvarken region and involve the stakeholders


Link to working group’s abstracts (updated 10.11.2020)


This group is bilingual!

Dialogue is an important aspect of regional development and may seriously alter the course of regions, when applied accordingly. Whether It is city development, or the voice of rural residents, dialogue is a way to exchange ideas and formulate a plan, where people become part of the development process. This may relate to innovation activities and network building, or simply help in developing the local neighbourhood. It is therefore important to study the means how one could participate various actors and make an ongoing dialogue, which acts as means for a change and innovative solutions.

The chair of the working group:

Dr. Antti Mäenpää, School of Management, Regional Studies, antti.maenpaa@univaasa.fi