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Jacek Szlachta


Professor Szlachta is a resident of Warsaw since his birth in 1950.  He is a Full Professor of Warsaw School of Economics, a Vice-Chairman of Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning, a member of the National Economy Editorial Board, a member of the German Academy for Ubran and Regional Spatial Planning, an expert of the European Commission in Georgia.  

Between 2002 - 2004 he was the President of the Regional Policy Board. In 1995, he became a Chairman of the Committee on Spatial Development of the Baltic Sea Region. During his term the intergovernmental programme VASAB 2000 Plus - Spatial Planning Systems in the Baltic Sea Region countries was adopted. A team of experts with professor Jacek Szlachta at its head prepared various documents for the Government, local governments and cities, including:
The National Spatial Development Concept (Vice-Chairman of the team - 2007-2009), OECD Territorial Review of Poland (Chairman of the Polish team - 2007-2008), The Strategy for Socio-Economic Development of Eastern Poland until 2020 (2006-2007), the first and the second Strategy of Social and Economic Development of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship (2000-2001 and 2004-2006), the first evaluation of the National Development Plan for 2004-2006 (2003), The National Strategy for Regional Development (1998-1999), the European Commission’s Task Force Report on Polish Structural Policy (1886-1997), the European Commission’s Task Force Report on Regional Development of Poland (1995).

As an expert he was involved in preparation of the Polish negotiating position in the sphere of European Cohesion Policy for 2004-2006 and 2007-2013.

He managed research teams in two international research programmes funded by the EU Framework Programmes (2001-2002 and 2006-2007).

His publication record consists of more than 200 items, including over a dozen books devoted to: regional development, European cohesion policy and EU structural funds, spatial planning;  his articles were published among others in Sweden, the USA, by the OECD and the European Commission.

He has been a lecturer or a speaker at various conferences in over 25 countries around the world, also those organized by the OECD, Council of Europe, the European Union and ISOCARP. He was a visiting scholar in MIT and Strathclyde University.

In his free time Professor Szlachta enjoys exploring the world (he has visited 70 countries so far)

space, international affairs.

Contact information

  • Email:j.szlachta@instytut-rozwoju.org
  • Tag's:

    rozwój regionalny, europejska polityka spójności, fundusze strukturalne Unii Europejskiej, zagospodarowanie przestrzenne

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