Laszlo Gere

László Gere graduated in 2009 at Eötvös Loránd University as a geographer, with specialization in regional and settlement development. During the last semester of the university, started to work as an intern at VÁTI Nonprofit Ltd, at the Territorial Planning and Evaluation Directorate, Department of Spatial Policy, International and Urban Affairs. After graduation, continued to work here as a planner-analyst. In addition to the preparation works of regional development and social-economic planning documents and analyses on national level, he was involved in transnational research co-operations as well. Contributed to the work of the Hungarian EU Presidency’s regional development topics in 2011. Also maintained professional connection with many transnational spatial development and urban development networks and institutes.

From 2012, as planner-analyst of the Office for National Development Planning, he was involved in the preparation of the EU programming period 2014-2020, namely the drafting of the Hungarian Partnership Agreement for the 2014-2020 programme period, and the compilation of the content of Territorial Development and Urban Development Operational Programme. Also participated in transnational co-operations, mainly in the ADAPT2DC project dealing with the possible solutions for the pressing issue of the Central European demographic change.

From 2015 he is working as part of the Pallas Athene Innovation and Geopolitical Foundation’s team as senior researcher at the Research Institute of the Foundation, dealing with thematic geopolitical, geostrategic and regional development issues.

He began his PhD studies in autumn 2015 at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences of the University of Pécs, its topic is the social-economic consequences of smart city planning.

In 2016, qualified as a specialized and literary translator from English and from Hungarian at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church.

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