International Experiences with the State Land Management in Post-transformation Regions
Martin-Luther University in Halle and Altai State University Barnaul organized on 28th of April a second SP9 workshop titled International Experiences with the State Land Management (Международный Опыт Государственного Регулирования Земельных Ресурсов). The event has focused on the topic of state land management and put together various interested actors particularly from Altai academic areas, Kulunda project as well as the invited expert (Dr. Christoph Gilgen) from the German Agency for Land Privatization (BVVG).
The workshop has been designed in a way to disseminate the results of the Subproject 9 and to provide knowledge extensions regarding the institutional factors of land use management. It has addressed two aspects of the state land management, specifically land privatization methods and the efficient administration of state-owned land resources. The three regions – Altai Krai, former eastern Germany state and The Czech Republic has enabled a comparisons of results achieved on that topic. The regional representatives have provided and then discussed the policy framework for the land privatization method and leasing. The process of the privatization methods implementation was introduced on the German and Czech examples which then initiated intensive discussion. The participants appreciated information as regarded the formal privatization methods as well as the practical impacts of the selected privatization and land leasing methods on the land price development and land sales in the respected regions.
The workshop has encouraged and inspired local participants who may miss the international opportunities to confront their national and regional experiences with the effective land management. In addition to that the seminar further deepens the knowledge and understanding of project members about the governance of public land in the region of Kulunda. Also for the BVVG expert, the meeting and the discussion have enlightened how Russian land market has been established and what challenges it currently faces.
Further information on the workshop in Russian language can be found on the ASU website here: