Our journal is published twice a year and its intention is twofold. First one: to ensure wider publicity for studies on analyzing social and economic situation, development opportunities, ways of development in the North-Hungarian region and northern part of the Charpatian Basin. Second one: to introduce scientific and professional regional workshops in the field of regional development, town planning, urban and regional economic researches. The papers are reviewed before publication! We wellcome our readers in the hope that our efforts contribute to the improvement of regional competitiveness!

August 2004 Miskolc

The Editors