Tourism as a Driver or Barrier for Quality of Life

The University of Pannonia (Veszprém, Hungary) is going to host an international tourism conference between 6 to 9 May 2020. The main focus of the event is Tourism as a Driver or Barrier for Quality of Life. For further information, please visit the conference website.

„Living longer, working smarter, ageing well” Conference

LiWoSA International Conference

Living Longer, Working Smarter, Ageing Well

Budapest and Székesfehérvár, Hungary, May 18-19, 2020

Venue and local attractions

Living Longer, Working Smarter, Ageing Well Conference is hosted by Corvinus University of Budapest, the Hungarian headquarter of business and economics education.

Budapest, the Hungarian capital has a wonderful variety of architecture and historical monuments, parks and nature. The city has a vivid cultural life with parks, museums filled with treasures, pleasure boats sailing up and down the Danube and Turkish-era thermal baths. With the Buda Hills to the west and the start of the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe.

Call for papers on the following topics:

Mortality, Ageing, Retirement, Pension, Labour market, Well-being

Keynote speakers:

Ronald Richman (FIA FASSA CERA, Associate Director, R&D & Special Projects, South-Africa)

Arkadiusz Wiśniowski (PhD in Economic Sciences, Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics at the Social Statistics Department, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, associate of the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change, UK)

Jolanta Perek-Białas (Associate Professor, Institute of Sociology and Center of Evaluation and Public Policy, Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Warsaw School of Economics, Poland)

Important dates:

Abstract submission (max 1000 char):                                          March 1, 2020

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:                                            March 15, 2020

Submission of Full-Length Papers (max 5 pages)                           April 15, 2020

Extended version of appr. 10 best papers will be published in Köz-Gazdaság, Review of Economic Theory and Practice, the scientific booklet of Faculty of Economics in Corvinus University (special issue is scheduled for publication in June 2020 (Vol. 15 No. 2).)


Further information on Conference Web Page:  

The conference participants do not pay registration fee, conference is supported by the European Union and Hungary and co-financed by the European Social Fund through the project EFOP-3.6.2-16-2017-00017, titled “Sustainable, intelligent, and inclusive regional and city models”.

Social event will be organized for participants on Monday (May 18) evening.

Programme committee:

Conference-chair: Prof. Dr. Erzsébet Kovács

Prof. Dr. Éva Berde

Dr. Ilona Cserháti

Dr. Tibor Keresztély Dr. Tibor Takács

“From digital nomads to remote companies – How to become location independent” – an International Workshop

The Corvinus University of Budapest will host an international workshop ’From digital nomads to remote companies – How to become location independent’ in the framework of the EU-funded project ’Sustainable, intelligent and inclusive regional and urban models’ on 5-6 September 2019. Acknowledged experts, scholars and real digital nomads will present the new forms of employment, and the perspectives of these forms in Hungary will also be discussed. The international experts will share their experience concerning practical questions such as:

  • How can one become a digital nomad?
  • What is it like to work in a remote company, and how do these corporations work?
  • How is it possible to start a corporation within the Schengen borders in 5 minutes in Estonia?

The remote employment can support the social mobility: a corporation will be presented that connects single women in the Philippines with US corporations.

Program and invited experts/presenters

Positive Paradigms of Ageing

The project supported by the European Union and Hungary and co-financed by the European Social Fund through the project EFOP-3.6.2-16-2017-00017, titled “Sustainable, intelligent and inclusive regional and city models” invited Professor Asghar Zaidi to give a course. The course title is Positive Paradigms of Ageing. Professor Asghar Zaidi is a Professor of Social Gerontology at the Department of Social Welfare College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University and at the same time he is visiting professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion London School of Economics and Political Science. The title of the course is „Positive Paradigms of Ageing”

More information here.

Common results of the second milestone

The session of this project belonging to the second milestone is between 1st July 2018 and 28th February 2019, during which the professional and research work took place at all the three member of the consortium in the framework the 3 strategic fields, included the 20 subproject.

Commonly all the subprojects are featured by that according to the research plans, reseaches of the special issues of each sub-area, surveys and the evaluation of them, the dissemination of the results are proceeding during the report period. The participation on conferences, publications and the preliminary work of them are significant, as well as the students are continually withdrawed in the research and professional work.

The research scholarship system worked up in the previous period was put in practice, so for now, 5 foreign guest researchers applied and were invited for participating in the project to the University of Pannonia in 2 steps. 1 person finished his scholarship research activity, which succeeded both in professional and internatioalisations ways.

Between 20-22nd September 2018  an international professional workshop was organised by the consortium member PPTE TTK, as well as on 12th October 2018 was organised the IX. National Tourism Conference with a title of “Authentic tourism”.

On 13th November 2018 took place the professional event of the Balaton Touristic Research Institute with the title of “Mi, balatoniak…” in Veszprém, on which the results of the prime researches of the first period were presented, among them the actuality of the Balaton as a life territory and as touristic destination.

Trainings aiming and containing R+D+I, research management and research skills development trainging were organized at all the three member in the reporting time preiod:

Educational training for technical use of PREZI presentation softver: 26th November 2018, 3rd December 2018 – UP

International application training for young researchers: 13th December 2018 – PTE

Research management training for future anf active researchers: 14th December 2018 – PTE

Intensive Presentation Skills Training: 18-19th October 2018 – BCE

Networking Skills seminar: 23rd November 2018 – BCE

Publication writing in practice training: 17th December 2018 – BCE

The University of Pannonia started to configure the Marketing Focuslab, the plan documentations are ready.

The members of the consortium discuss regulary, they hold a meeting in every three months, as well as the follow-up of advancement of the project happens through quarter report system.


Csizmadiáné dr. Viktória Czuppon was awarded by Dr. Bence Rétvári under-secretary mandated by János Áder president of Hungaryfor her activity to advance national interests and to augment universal human values. She is the associate professor at Department of Business Economics at Universtiy of Pannonia and the leader of the subproject II.5. Exploration and development opportunities of local values in Veszprém County and Balaton region. Congratulations for the award and wish you successful work for the future!

Guest researcher at the University of Pannonia

Milena Galetin, lecturer of Serbian EDUCUNS University was participated in II.5 subproject, which focuses on the exploration of local values in Veszprém region. Her theme is the role of the society in political decision-making and the existence of social trust. In terms of the examination 86 interviews were done among the social sphere actors and the decision-making stakeholders. We can mention as the output of the common work: a new article, which will be published in few months, a cooperation agreement in which the partner university will measure the producers and the entrepreneurs of the Banat region in Serbia based on impletemented research camps and surveys methodology at PE-GTK. Our scholarship guest researcher presented the results of the research between 11.02.2019-14.01.2019. to students and lecturers of PE-GTK, who are interested in it.

20 February, 2019

We, came from Balaton.. Professional event of the Balaton Tourism Research Institute

Following the traditions of the previous years, Balaton Tourism Research Institute of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Pannonia- the hungarian professional conference will be held 13 November,2018. This conference focuses on presenting the results of the current primary research, including the actualities of Balaton as a living place, and Balaton as a tourist destination. Apart from that, conference participants could listen to a presentation about the tender of Veszprém 2023, Balaton Uplands as a World Heritage Site, Balaton festivals, Balaton aspects of adventure tourism, spa culture, local values, short food chain development efforts, the economic aspects of Balaton tourism and to the actualities of wine and gastronomy tourism.

More information available at:

26 October, 2018

IX. National Tourism Conference

On October 12, 2018, the Department of Tourism of the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Pécs and the Tourism Geography Section of the Hungarian Geographical Society will organize National Tourism Conference entitled “AUTHENTIC TOURISM”. The venue of the conference is Bishopric of Pécs, Bishop’s Gallery Visitor Center.

More information.

10 October, 2018

General results of the 1st milestone

1st working section of current tender project takes place between 01-07.2017-29.06.2018. During this period all three members of the consortium have started professional research work- three strategic field and within them the research activity started in 19 subprojects.

In general, all of the 3 subprojects have done the exploration of and a processment of literature, creating questionnaires and analized datas as the first stages of research activites. Significant conference attendance, publication activities and involvement of the students in the research have also started.

Moreover, a scholarsystem was elaborated , which gives an opportunity to reach researchers, who work at the announced research field and young researchers, whom we can’t reach by the invitation system. This new approach gives bigger space and more opportunites for internationalization and networking, and for creating new connections. The tender invitation  will be launched at the project website and it will be send to the relevant universities.

A professional conference entitled Innovation, Integration and Mobility supplemented by a Jeremias Prassl (Oxford University) master course was organized between 28-29, September 2018 organized by BCE in Székesfehérvár.

During the organization of UP, colleagues took part in H2020 project development training on 13. and on 20. October. Between 06-03.05.2018. During the organization of UP a research camp was held in Csopak during the framework of the sub-project “Exploring and developing local values”. PE has begun to develop the Marketing Focus Lab, which is expected to be unveiled at the 2nd milestone.

Consortium members consult regularly, hold consortia meetings at three-monthly intervals, and follow-up of the project progresses take place through a quarterly reporting system.

23 August, 2018