Thematic sessions

Smart Carpathians session aimed to present and discuss the leading edge achievements in:

  • recent and future information and communication technologies;
  • emerging paradigms and methodological developments;
  • front-rank research infrastructures, capacities and innovations;
  • open knowledge, information and data systems applications, in particular those of Carpathian interest.

Sustainable Carpathians covered the topics that consider:

  • climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management of the Carpathian ecosystems;
  • measures aimed at the environmental protection, efficient use of natural and cultural resources of the region;
  • transition towards low-carbon economy;
  • sustainable transportation networks in the Carpathian Ecoregion;
  • phenology and citizen science to the Carpathians.

 Inclusive Carpathians was seeking for contributions dealing with:

  • promotion of employment (green jobs) and support of labour mobility across the Carpathians to attain the targeted EU employment quotes;
  • innovative approaches and solutions for empowering people and for creating sustainable job opportunities for women, young, elder and disabled people;
  • challenges of overcoming poverty in the Carpathians, issues of social and territorial cohesion and social exclusion;
  • sustainability and enhancement of good quality education and equal access to lifelong learning - to prevent brain drain and to attract brain gain;
  • enhancement of institutional capacities and public administration for becoming more service - and goal orientated, implementation of the EU structural and investment funds and avoidance of overlapping responsibilities and splitting of competencies in disciplines with manifold and conflicting interests.
Besides these key transdisciplinary topics, Forum Carpaticum 2016 welcomed other original scientific contributions from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields presented during plenary and parallel sessions as well as workshops and posters.