Euro Coop Develop 

February, 15-18 at Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The host is the University Babes-Bolyai, Economics Faculty.

About Euro_Coop_Develop

In post-industrial economics, a new source of the
economic environment's competition advantage is the strengthening of
both one’s personal potential to act and the organisation’s as well, by
access to “knowledge” in regards to utility and development. In this
context, the creation of a “knowledge” based Europe was, even from the
Lisbon Council of March 2000, the main goal of the EU. Among it’s
conclusions, the Council includes a new strategic objective, that the
EU become “the world’s most competitive and dynamic knowledge based
The aim of the workshop is to sharpen the sustainability discussions.

event is organize by consortium of Euro_Net_Develop (European Network
Promoting a Socio-Economic Model for Local and Regional Sustainable
Development) project in a frame of Romanian Program Excellence Research
supported by the Ministry of Education and Research.
and Partner organisations in the Workshops, were able to initiate and
influence the design and content of future activities for a new action
The next event is planned to take place in 24-25 August 2007.

Scope and Objectives of Euro_Coop_Develop
existing economic system, like neoclassical economics is maybe not
suitable for sustainability matters and there is a demand for new
economic thinking. More practical conversations with business
economists are needed, not just including the
traditional economists like macroeconomists.
main scope of this event is to gather experts from academic, political
and business environment for debating the main challenges for
socio-economic aspect of local and regional Sustainable Development.
edition aims presenting information and new analysis methods that will
contribute to the European effort in appreciating the performances of
socioeconomic development.

Workshop Topics:

  • Defining, measuring and modeling socio-economic growth sustainability
  • Role of education in sustainable development
  • Sustainability in Romania
  • Evaluation model of socio-economic sustainable development possibilities
  • Strategic role of private-public partnership on sustainability of growth
  • Business environment and social responsibility
  • Trends of local and regional ecosystems – condition and their implication for business
  • Environmental management for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Banking system as support in sustainable development
  • Welfare system as support in sustainable development

About Abstract and Paper Submission
One page Abstract (300 words approx) describing the main features of the work before January 30th, 2007.
Acceptance of the contribution: February 8th 2007
The final abstract (included the hard-printed book of abstracts) and the full paper in format for publication will be required by February 15rd 2007

Steering Committee:
Jiřina Jílková - nstitute for Economic and Environmental Policy (EEP), Prague
Ferran Cabrer – CONSEN Group, Barcelona
Dumitru Matis – Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Mirela Praisler – Dunarea de Jos University Galati
Emilia Tanasescu - Dunarea de Jos University
Francesco Timpano – Catholic University of Piacenza
Scientific Committee:
Doinita Ariton – Dunarea de Jos University Galati
Mihaela Lutas - Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Razvan Nistor - Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Anca Daniela Sarpe - Junarea de Jos University Galati
Lacurezeanu Ramona - Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Adriana Tiron Tudor - Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

Organising Committee:
Dunarea de Jos University Galati
Gianata Bleoju, Mihaela Nicolau
Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Alexandra Mutiu
Contact person:
Alexandra Mutiu - alexandra13mutiu @
Mihaela Nicolau – mihaela.nicolau @