Marek Furmankiewicz

Marek Furmankiewicz
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences · Institute of Spatial Management

PhD

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The paper explores and compares the aims of the three most common legal forms of inter-municipal cooperation in Poland (engaging rural, urban-rural and urban municipalities) during the years 1990–2018: Mono-sectoral Special Purpose Unions, Municipal Associations and cross-sectoral Local Action Groups. Content analysis was applied and development pr...
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Participatory Budgeting (PB) is considered a human-centered method of public resource management and investment planning, which strongly reflects the needs of the inhabitants of the municipality. The aim of this article is to assess the structure of the inhabitants’ needs expressed in the PB procedures in Częstochowa, Poland and their relation to t...
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Coastal and terrestrial fisheries communities in Europe, often economically marginalised, are likely to face severe impacts as climate change becomes more acute. Although progress on climate mitigation and adaptation from national governments remains slow, local development actions can also address these impacts from the bottom up. In this paper we...
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The article presents the basic characteristics of Urban Local Action Groups (ULAGs) in Poland. ULAGs are associations of citizens and legal entities representing different interest groups: the social sector (organisations and residents), the economic sector (local entrepreneurs) and the public sector (state and local government institutions), each...
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In the postulated efforts to limit adverse climate change (CC), increasing attention is paid to the development of distributed renewable energy (RE) that meets the needs of local communities on the spot. This article analyses the objectives, planned actions and performance indicators related to CC and RE, defined by national and local stakeholders...
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Local Action Groups (LAGs) are multi-sectoral, area-based partnerships operating throughout the European Union to support participatory local development in rural areas. One of the operational elements of the programme is that multi-sectoral partnerships at the local level select and fund local development projects. The aim of this paper is to expl...
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The 1990s saw a considerable facilitation of the concept of area-based cooperation between stakeholders from the public, economic and social sectors in the European Union (EU) with regard to local resource management. EU support programmes have given rise to community-based partnerships referred to as Local Action Groups (LAGs), in which the stakeh...
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Cross-sectoral partnerships, known as Local Action Groups (LAGs), are a key pillar of the European Union's Community-Led Local Development approach in member states. LAGs prepare bottom-up territorial strategies, having a relatively high degree of freedom to set their own development goals and the scope of the activities for which they receive EU f...
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This paper discusses the issue of analyzing the development of cross-border tourism infrastructure in the borderlands of countries with diversified administrative divisions and spatial databases, which hinders the use of national statistical units for comparative research. As an example, the ability to use the square grid and kernel density estimat...
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Long-term changes in the development of service establishments in the vicinity of the border crossing points on the Polish-Czech border are discussed in this paper. These changes are the result of the border being opened and subsequent economic integration. A series of panel studies, which took place in 1995, 2000 and 2016, analysed of the location...
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The cross-sectoral area-based partnerships of local stakeholders are a basement of the Community-Led Local Development supported by the European Union through the Rural Development Programme. Local associations called Local Action Groups prepare bottom-up territorial strategies for which they receive financial resources from the Structural and Rura...
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The Sudetes (Polish and Czech: Sudety; German: Sudeten) are a mountain range located in the Czech-Polish-German border region with relatively high population density. In the paper we analyse the main type of land-use social conflicts in this region. In the 20th century, the conflicts and problems in the Sudetes were connected mainly with mineral re...
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Przedmiotem analiz monografii są wybrane struktury i relacje społeczne w partnerstwach terytorialnych (a dokładniej w lokalnych grupach działania LEADER) działających na obszarach wiejskich w Polsce i wspieranych finansowo w ramach funduszy Unii Europejskiej dostępnych w okresie programowania 2007–2013. We wstępie pracy omówiono pojęcia partnerstwa...
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W pracy analizowane są typy i rozmieszczenie przestrzenne projektów zgłoszonych i wybranych do realizacji w ramach "Wrocławskiego Budżetu Obywatelskiego 2014". Najwięcej zgłoszonych projektów dotyczyło terenów i obiektów rekreacyjnych, modernizacji dróg i terenów oświaty (np. przyszkolnych). Natomiast największe poparcie uzyskały projekty dotyczące...
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Functional interest representation, which relates to the representation of discrete sectoral or professional interests, is a fundamental concept underpinning the organisational methodology of EU governance and programmes such as LEADER. The policy rationalisation of LEADER is premised on creating alliances between diverse functional interests so th...
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The chapter examines the main features of local cross-sectoral partnerships in rural Poland and compares them with experiences in England, UK. These forms of local cooperation are considered a new form of rural governance, especially in post-socialist countries. Due to a European Union requirement regarding the operation of ‘LEADER-type’ programmes...
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Research on the operation of territorial governance and rural development programmes is dominated by qualitative methodologies, paying little attention heretofore to the characteristics and structures of new horizontal and vertical relationship formations that are the explicit objective of the governance and rural development model. Seeking to addr...
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The article analyzes decision-making councils of Local Action Groups operating in Axis 4 LEADER Rural Development Programme in three Polish regions which were described in the literature as differing significantly in terms of their historical and cultural backgrounds. According to the concept of governance, implemented in programmes such as LEADER,...
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The paper analyses the processes of implementing territorial governance using the example of local action groups (LAGs) supported by the LEADER+ Pilot Programme (2005–2008) in Poland. It concludes that the partnership successes and dysfunctions observed resulted from the rationality on the part of bureaucrats and local stakeholders, which may be ex...
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Area-based Partnerships as a New Model of Local Development Management – Regional Disparities and Impact on the Activity of Inhabitants. In the paper, the regional disparities of the impact of territorial partnership (Local Action Groups, LAGs), setting up projects co-financed from the LEADER+ Pilot Programme (LPP), on social and economic activity,...
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The paper examines the characteristics of area-based partnerships in rural Poland. It is based on the study of partnerships created after the accession to the European Union in 2004. Partnership structures have been rapidly adopted in rural Poland due to opportunities provided by the LEADER+ Pilot Programme. However, the research showed that partne...
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This monograph [full in Polish language] presents the results of research on area-based partnerships (partnership groups) operating in rural areas in Poland until 2006. From the theoretical perspective, we refers primarily to the theory of exchange (including rational choice theory), which was developed e.g. in the social sciences and economy. The...
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The caves falling within the “Niedźwiedzia cave” nature reserve in the Śnieżnik Massif (Eastern Sudetes, SW Poland) are important wintering and mating sites for bats in the Sudetes and Poland. Winter bat censuses in the whole system of Niedźwiedzia Cave have been conducted every year since 2001, and the swarming activity at all caves of the reserve...
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The paper describes and discusses the outcomes of the cross-border and international co-operation (CIC) of Polish local governments in the years 1990-2004 (before Polish accession to the European Union), indicated by local government officers in a questionnaire survey, and finally it gives some general conclusions as to future CIC support policy. I...
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This paper comprises a comparative case study of rural partnerships in the United Kingdom and in Poland. The research is based on a questionnaire survey of representative key personnel (leaders) of partnerships and a background assessment of project and partnership documentation. The main differences and similarities of partnership features are des...
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Town-twinning is a form of Municipal International Cooperation (MIC). It enables local communities to share experience and innovation in the field of town and municipality management techniques and encourages people to follow the tendency to remove polit-ical barriers. It generates flows of goods and people as a part of an exchange initiated by loc...
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New data about the distribution of Geoffroy's bat Myotis emarginatus (Geoffroy, 1806) in south-western Poland. During investigations conducted by the authors and other researchers between the years 1997-2003 in different parts of south-western Poland, Geoffroy's bats Myotis emarginatus were found in several new winter localities (Złoty Stok, Kłodzk...
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In this research, I showed the relationship between the spatial character of the associations, their environment and results of their activity. In view of this goal, polls were conducted which included all registered inter-gmina (communal) associations registered in Poland. The list of associations was obtained from the REGON system via the Main St...

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The project is primarily related to theoretical and empirical issues concerning the ambiguous concept of Europeanisation, defined as 'processes of (a) construction (b) diffusion and (c) institutionalization of formal and informal rules, procedures, policy paradigms, styles, ‘ways of doing things’ and shared beliefs and norms which are first defined and consolidated in the making of EU public policy and politics and then incorporated in the logic of domestic discourse, identities, political structures and public policies' [Radaelli 2004]. This project makes explicit reference to the two extreme types of Europeanisation – transformational (or “deep,” associated with “thick learning” – understood in this the project as a change of practices and preferences for new ones resulting from the priorities and recommendations included in the EU programming documents) and absorptive (or “shallow,” related to “thin learning,” understood in this project as adjusting the structures only to the necessary minimum to use financial aid, without the willingness to accept these changes permanently, potentially encouraging the practice of tokenism, i.e. 'pretending' to meet all EU standards. The main subject of the research in question is territorial partnerships, so called Local Action Groups created to support participative local development and financed from EU funds. The empirical stage will involve an analysis of all LAGs across Poland , using: 1) a content analysis of secondary materials (LAGs strategies; statistics from the institutions supervising the functioning of LAGs, the Local Database of the Central Statistical Office, and 2) original questionnaire surveys carried out at the offices of existing LAGs. The acquired quantitative and qualitative data will first be analyzed individually (analysis of one variable, monothematic analysis) in the scope of their potential as a measure of the level of absorptive (shallow) and transformational (deep) Europeanisation of LAGs and in terms of the spatial diversity of the investigated LAGs in Poland. The selection of the factors will be followed by the creation of a multivariable index, which will be created based e.g. on the Human Development Index method (HDI). Research will be carried out in cooperation of scientists from the University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wrocław, the University of Wrocław (Poland) and the University of Leeds (Great Britain), however, we are open to cooperation in research and theoretical considerations also with other centers and researchers interested in the subject of Europeanization of LAGs.