Creative cities and regions in Europe – Calls for abstracts


28th November 2018, Győr, Hungary

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission deadline: 15th November 2018

Creative industry plays an important role in the life of cities and regions of the European Union. The European Commission’s new tool, the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor is designed to help national, regional and municipal policy makers identify local strengths and opportunities and benchmark their cities against similar urban centers using both quantitative and qualitative data. The European Capital of Culture is an important tool to make European cities more and more creative. We welcome papers in connection with the topics below.

In the framework of the conference we celebrate the 10th anniversary of DETUROPE journal. DETUROPE (The Central European Journal of Regional Development and Tourism) is an international online peer-reviewed open-access journal that exists since 2009. It offers a possibility for the international community of professionals working in the fields of regional and rural development or tourism to exchange their ideas and research results or practical achievements as it publishes results of both theoretical and applied research in these fields.

Conference key themes

  • Creative industry,
  • Creative Cities and Regions,
  • Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor,
  • European Capital of Culture,
  • Cultural policy.


Keynote speakers:

Valentina Montalto, research fellow, Cultural Economy and Creative Cities, European Commission Joint Research Centre

doc. Ing. Kamil Pícha, Ph.D., University of South Bohemia, Editor in chief, DETUROPE

Conference organisers

  • Széchenyi István University, Győr
  • Count István Bethlen Research Centre, Győr
  • Deturope Central European Journal of Tourism and Regional Development


Abstract submission

Please submit proposals for papers in the form of a 150-250 word abstract (text only, no pictures, graphs or tables) to the e-mail address. Submissions close by 15th of November 2018.


Publication possibility:

Authors of the best papers will have the opportunity to publish their article in DETUROPE after the double-blind peer review process. One third of the presenters will be selected.



Tímea Laczkovits-Takács