Visiting researcher at University of Ljubljana
Funding: CEEPUS Mobility Grant | Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
April – May 2015
I have been awarded with CEEPUS Mobility Grant for carrying out research at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana. The scholarship was financed by Slovenian Ministry of Education Science and Sport. The program was tended as an instrument to strengthen the cooperation between partners from different central European countries in the subject of urban planning and three different structures of an urban space: physical, social and functional. The main goal of this network is to establish an interface between those spheres and strategical documents (i.e. Territorial Agenda of the European Union, Leipzig Charter) to contribute to the territorial cohesion. Therefore the main targets were focused on the topics of integrated urban development, strategies for upgrading the physical environment in deprived urban areas, strengthening the local economy and local labour market policy in deprived urban areas, proactive education and training policies on children and young people in deprived urban areas, sustainable urban transport.
Visiting researcher at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
Funding: CEEPUS Mobility Grant | Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics (BMWFW)
I have received a CEEPUS Mobility Grant for carrying out research at the Department of Spatial Development, Infrastructure & Environmental Planning, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). The grant was financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics (BMWFW). Along with carrying out research for my PhD thesis under supervision of Ass. Prof. Dr. Thomas Dillinger I was taking a course Infrastructure planning and management focused on specific challenges of urban and regional planning in Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Poland. Aim of the course was to get better knowledge of the different planning systems in the above mentioned countries.