Jacek Szlachta

Jacek Szlachta

Head, Department of Regional and Spatial Development

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Jacek Szlachta is the Head of Department of Regional and Spatial Development at the Warsaw School of Economics and the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning at the Polish Academy of Science. He is also member of the Scientific Statistical Council at the Central Statistical Office in Poland. His research focuses on: regional policy, European cohesion policy, territorial patterns of social and economic development and the EU’s enlargement. He was visiting scholar at MIT (SPURS Programme) and EPRC at Strathclyde University. Moreover he was the Chairperson of VASAB when the first Vision and Strategies around the Baltic was elaborated. Besides he was an adviser to Danuta Huebner when she was chairperson of the committee on regional policy in the European Parliament. Furthermore he was an adviser on Georgia and Moldova on the EU assistance programmes. He was also a member of scientific teams of various ESPON research projects, including European Territory 2050. Further he was the chief of different local teams of OECD and World Bank projects, and he is the co-author of the expert’s Spatial Development Concept for Poland until 2033 and leading expert of many development strategies for regions and cities (Cracow, Szczecin and so on). From 2018 until 2019 he is the chairperson of the Strategic Advisory Forum of the Territorial Reference Framework for Europe 2030 ESPON project.

Participates in the sessions:

  • Strategies in regional development


    Strategies in regional development

    • Draft update of the Podlaskie Voivodeship Development Strategy
    • Actual impact of strategies on regional policies and the life quality of inhabitants
    • Do/how strategic plans stimulate economic growth?
    • To who, for whom and what for – addressees of the useful aspects of strategies
    • New conditions and new development directions of provinces

    Strategies in regional development

    • Monika Andrulewicz - Reporter, Journalist, TVP3
    • Wojciech Dziemianowicz - Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Chair of Urban Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Warsaw
    • Monika Karska - award winner, „Moje województwo. Podlaskie 2030”
    • Artur Kosicki - Marshal of the Podlaskie Voivodeship
    • Łukasz Nazarko - Vice-Dean, Faculty of Engineering Management, Białystok University of Technology
    • Bogusław Plawgo - Head, Department of Basis and Strategies Management, University of Białystok
    • Jacek Szlachta - Head, Department of Regional and Spatial Development, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)


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