Iren Kukorelli is a scientific advisor at the Institute for Regional Studies, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has a PhD in Geography, and a DSc (Doctor of Science). Her main areas of interest are in the Regional Sciences, such as regional and urban economics, meoctor thods of regional economics, rural development and management, and developing integrated strategies for rural territories. She has extensive experience in the coordination of transnational European projects. She is the professor of geography teaching at Széchenyi István University in Győr. She has more than 100 publications in the Hungarian and English languages. She is one of the founders of Euracademy Association. She was previously the Secretary-General of the association, later the President, now is currently the Vice-President.