WealthR Academic Workshop

Local Sustainable Economic Development - Research & Practice 
 Ben Gurion University of the Negev December 9-10, 2013

Monday 9th December
9:00-9:30 - Registration
9:30-9:45 - Greetings and Opening
Rivka Carmi - President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Sultan Abu Obaid - Director of Shatil in the Negev
Jacob (Yankale) Steinberg - Director of Mandel Center for Leadership in the Negev 2009-2013
Iris Tresman - Research Coordinator of the Negev Center for Regional Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
9:45-11:00 - Keynote Speaker: Roberta Sonnino, Cardiff University
Local Sustainable Economic Development: Insights from the Food System
Discussant:Yodan Rofe, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
11:00-11:15 - Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 - Session I: Sustainable Tourism and Local Sustainable Economic Development
Presenstations by:
Adao Flores, The Algarve University: The impact of Sustainable Tourism in the Algarve Region
Natan Uriely Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Tourism in the Negev.
Joao Mil Homens, The Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, The Algarve University (CRIA): Environmental Certification - A Variety of Instruments to Promote Sustainable Tourism.
Open Discussion
12:45-13:45 - Lunch
13:45-15:15 - Session ll: Evaluation of Environmental, Economic and Social impact in local food systems
Presenstations by:
Nava Haruvi, Netanya Academic College: Environmental and Economic Assessment of Local and Global Ecological Services for Various Agricultural Branches.
Shira Dickler, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: Sustainable Food Systems in the 21st Century — Considering the Natural Capital Embodied in Israeli Meat Consumption.
Yael Kachal, The Division of Research and Economy, Ministry of Agriculture: Encouraging Consumption of Fresh Vegetables and Fruits Among Elementary School Pupils.
15:15-15:30 - Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 - Session lll: Creative industries and Local Sustainable Economic Development
Presenstations by:
Pierluigi Monteblano, Sapienza University of Rome: Conceptual framework for the role of Creative industries as drivers for LSED.
Francesco Palumbo, The Department of Cultural heritage and Tourism, Apulia Region: Creative industries in the Puglia - Strategies, Policies and Impact Assessment.
Arbel Levin, The Division of Finance and Credit, The Small & Medium Business Agency, Ministry of Economics: Promoting local SMEs -The pilot project of 'new media' industries in Haifa.
Open Discussion
17:00-17:30 - Closing
19:30-22:00 - Dinner + Social Evening

Tuesday 10th December
08.30-11.15 - Nurit Alfasi, Ben Gurion University of the Negev: UniverCity - on the creativity of urban borders - WealthR Academic Beer Sheva LSED tour
11:00 - 12:30 - Wrap Up and Closing
13:30-14:00 - Coffee Break
14:00-16:00 - Roundtable - Regional Alternative Measures for Wellbeing

Steering Committee: Ana Gonçalves, Abed Assili, Anat Itay-Sarig, Asaf Raz, Chiara A. Ricci, Itai Goldman, Itzhak (Kiki) Aharonovitz, João Mil-Homens, Nurit Alfasi, Pierluigi Montalblano, Sarab Abu - Rabia - Quider, Tomasso Rondinella, Yodan Rofe
*Please note that schedule changes may occur up to the date of the event.



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