Nicolae Popa

Nicolae Popa
University of Timisoara · Department of Geography

PhD Professor

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The aim of this article is to analyze the positioning and interactions of the principal actors in the creative industries, in particular their relations with the structures tasked with implementing the Timișoara European Capital of Culture 2021 project, and the press coverage of the developing project. We started from the hypothesis that such an ev...
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This article sets out to highlight the way in which the phenomena of co-construction and territorial deconstruction make themselves apparent locally. We have focused our study on Timiș County, core of the historical Banat region, for the reason that it is still an ethno-cultural mosaic linked to its cross-border space. We based our analysis on the...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had both financial and activity-related effects on a number of areas of activity, among which those involving the creative industries have proved to be weak in their capacity to survive the halting of all events held in physical spaces. The long-term effects of the current health crisis are bringing about changes in cultur...
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The aim of this paper is to examine, evaluate and compare destination image using two independent samples, tourists and residents. A quantitative research has been conducted in Timisoara. The results have been processed using statistical methods and techniques (T-tests and the Pearson Correlation). In this research, a set of cognitive, affective an...
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This article analyses the social economy from the perspective of NGOs and voluntary work. The research was conducted on four different territorial levels in the Western Region of Romania and employed both quantitative (questionnaires administered to the general population and within NGOs, bivariate analyses) and qualitative (semi-structured intervi...
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The fall of the socialist system in the late 1980s determined major changes in the economy of former socialist countries. These changes affected especially the mono industrial cities. Even after privatisation, the industrial sector remained in restructuring and decline, often leading to the closure of factories. Structural or functional conversion...
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The fall of the socialist system in the late 1980s determined major changes in the economy of former socialist countries. These changes affected especially the mono industrial cities. Even after privatisation, the industrial sector remained in restructuring and decline, often leading to the closure of factories. Structural or functional conversion...
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Sustainable development is a major objective of the European Spatial Development Scheme (SCDC), with rural areas being target areas, favored for intervention due to recognition of their vulnerability. The present study aims to assess the cumulative effects of post-communist transition on sustainable development of rural territorial systems in a reg...
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After the integration of Romania in the European Union and the liberalization of the labor market, many graduates of Romanian universities who couldn’t be absorbed in the Romanian labor market, headed towards the job offer from abroad. The migration of the physicians and nurses covers the acute lack of specialists in the health system of the develo...
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Romania has a long tradition of centralized organization. This tradition increased during the socialist period, but its reverberations also extended in the last two decades, when there were added the mechanisms of a market economy favoring central places, well populated, where the political power of decision of great economical impact is concentrat...
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p>Ouvrage de synthèse de travaux conduits dans le cadre du projet de recherche "Contexte identitaire et rôle des intiatives entrepreneuriales et innovantes dans le développement soci-économique durable des territoires du Banat et de la Région Ouest de Roumanie", financé par le Ministère de l'Education et de la Recherche de Roumanie (Grantul CNCIS n...
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Les transformations déroulées dans la société roumaine durant les années '90 ont affecté profondément l'armée nationale, qui est en plein processus de reforme. La direction prise est celle de réduction des effectifs et la professionnalisation de l'armée. S'encadrant dans la redéfinision des équilibres de pouvoier à l'échelle continentale, voire mon...
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Cet article développe la problématique de l'unité et de la diversité culturelle de l'espace roumain, en insistant sur les valeurs de la culture roumaine, dans leurs rapports spatiaux. L'accent est mis sur le devenir des élites roumaines, sur les spécificités et les disparités régionales de ceux-ci, sur les foyers culturels qui ont présidé à la créa...
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La position géographique de la Roumanie, ses structures naturelles, démographiques, économiques et politiques confèrent à ce pays une place bien définie dans l'espace sud-oriental de l'Europe centrale. Longtemps situé en marges de plusieurs empires, l'espace roumain a évolué en des territoires disparates, colés aux Carpates. Au moment où la logique...
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Transcarpathian links and spatial organisation in Romania. — The geographical situation of Romania, which includes parts of the Carpathian Mountains, the Danube Basin and the Pontic region, has been a positive or a negative factor according to the current positions of power inside and outside Europe. The Carpathian Mountains have always constituted...
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Among the outstanding Romanian cities, Timisoara and its privileged situation and history are potentially attractive to foreign investors. In this context, the question is raised to know if this city is undergoing a fast regeneration process and if the urban planning and achievements are in accordance with the part Timisoara is called to play in th...

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Scopul principal al proiectului este de a genera informație nouă, competitivă în cunoaşterea spaţiilor urbane creative, în stimularea spiritului antreprenorial local din sfera activităţilor creative şi în impulsionarea implicării populaţiei.