Lenka Slavíková successfully finished her Fulbright scholarship. She shared her experiences in the short blog contribution titled Grapes must be crushed to make wine! Inspirative reading for all parents thinking about moving the big family abroad.
Together with 35 colleagues from 12 countries, the editorial team consisting of Thomas Hartmann, Lenka Slavíková and Simon McCarthy finallized the new book called Nature-Based Flood Risk Management on Private Land.
Book was published by Springer as Open Access. Download it from here.
In February 2020, IEEP team will co-organize the 14th annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR). Lenka Slavíková and Eliška Vejchodská got the hosting flag in February 2019 in Texas. Check more here: plpr2020.ujep.cz.
Wednesday, 20. 6. from 13:00 (CET), there will be 60-minute broadcasting from the Riga workshop focused on land and flood risk management issues (more about COST action LAND4FLOOD here).
Why land matters for flood risk management? Because the quality of soil affects floods (and droughts)? Because land is in someone’s ownership?
Watch the interview video of the LAND4FLOOD COST Action addressing these questions.
The special issue of the Journal of Flood Risk Management 1/2018 Land for Flood Risk Management: A catchment-wide and multi-level perspective has been published.
Jiřina Jílková served as its co-editor. Together with Jan Macháč and Lenka Slavíkova, two papers co-authored by IEEP members are included in the special issue.
Impact Factor of the journal is 3.121 (being in Q1 of Water Resources).
In January – February 2018, the winter part of the bilateral Czech-Austrian course Energy & Society was organized in Prague in cooperation with Czech Technical University and University of Economics.
The 13th year was inspired with the interactive form of teaching using experimental desing and discussions. Students visited small water power plant in Mirejovice and the coal power plant in Melnik.
The second part of the course will be held during summer in Vienna. In the meantime, bilateral Czech-Austrian teams develop common theses and looking forward to their second meeting.
Together with the Department of Regional Development and Public Administration and the Department of Geography, the IEEP organizes the international conference Social And Economic Development & Regional Policy: Adaptation Of Post-Industrial Society To Global Changes. The conference is under the supervission of the Regional Studies Association.
Conference dates: 27th – 28th June 2018. Abstract submission until: 31st March 2018. More info: here.
The role of the competition on the waste-collection market in the Czech Republic.
ABSTRACT: This paper examines the role of the competition on the waste-collection market. Based on the case study of the Czech Republic, we evaluate the influence of competition intensity on supply side of the market on efficiency of waste-collection services. The rate of competition was approximated by the number of submitted bids to public tenders and efficiency was measured by per capita expenditures for municipal waste-collection services. We developed two regression models – the first model verified a competitive effect on the public procurement market for the provision of waste-collection services; the second model identified factors that affected municipal expenditures for waste-collection services per capita. We concluded that the competition in the waste-collection market increases by organising open tenders for suppliers at regular intervals, by adapting the duration of contracts to economic life of fixed assets, by sustaining pressure on service providers through a change in suppliers or the distribution of contracts among jurisdictions.
Citation: Pavel J., Slavík J. (2017): Local Government Studies, doi: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1411812
Download: Paper available at the publisher here