Conference and Seminar Proceedings

2012 FIG Commission 7 International Seminar State Land Management in Transitional Countries: Issues and Ways Forward

20-21 September 2012 in Budapest, Hungary

Final Programme and Sub-themes
Thursday 20 September 2012
08:00- Registration and coffee

Welcome and Introductions:
Fernanda Guerrieri, Assistant Director-General FAO and Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia

Dr. Zsolt Feldman, Deputy State Secretary Ministry of Rural Development Hungary

Gerda Schennach, Chair-elect FIG Commission 7

Presentation on behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development

09:30-10:20 Session 1
Chair: Gerda Schennach, Chair-elect FIG Commission

1.1 Dr Paul Munro-Faure, FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and the Management of State Land

1.2 Richard Grover, State Land Management in Transitional Countries: an overview of issues and ways forward
[paper] [presentation]
10:20-10:50 Tea & Coffee
10:50-12:00 Session 2
Chair: Richard Eberlin, FAO, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

2.1 Simon Keith, Land Management in Context: Learning from Experience
[paper] [presentation]

2.2 Willi Zimmermann, Building the Capacities for Effective Management of Government-Owned Land
[paper] [presentation]

2.3 Dr. Róbert Sebestyén, State Land Management in Hungary
12:00-12:30 Panel discussion: What directions for improving the management of state and public sector land in transition countries?

Chair: András Osskó, Chair-emeritus, FIG Commission 7
Panel: Paul Munro-Faure, Simon Keith, Willi Zimmermann, Róbert Sebestyén, Richard Eberlin, Richard Grover
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 3 - Systems for managing state land
Chair: Dr. Róbert Sebestyén, National Land Fund Managing Organization (NFA), Hungary

3.1 Katja Dells, Michael Gabel & Andreas Gläsel, IT-supported state-land management in a transitional environment: Examples from Germany and Mongolia
[paper] [presentation]

3.2 Kristina Mitic Arsova, The project to support the management of state-owned agricultural land in FYR Macedonia
[paper] [presentation]

3.3 Agnieszka Dawidowcz & Ryszard Źróbek, The Evolving Role of the Cadastre in the Land Administration System in Poland
[paper] [presentation]

3.4 Marijana Vugrin, Tomaž Petek & Andrej Mesner, State ownership in public real estate register in Slovenia - the basis for management
[paper] [presentation]
15.00-15:30 Tea & Coffee
15:30-17:00 Session 4 - Strengthening management capacity
Chair: Willi Zimmermann, German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ

4.1 Marta Gross & Ryszard Źróbek, Changes in Polish public real estate management system after 1989
[paper] [presentation]

4.2 Ágnes Dús, The FAO Member States’ perspective on the development and implementation of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land
[paper] [presentation]
4.3 Irfan Tarelli, State land management in Albania: the role of central and local governments
[paper] [presentation]

4.4 Craig Harris, Sale of State land in New Zealand – Land Information New Zealand’s experience and disposal programme
[paper] [presentation]
Evening Gala dinner
Friday 21 September 2012
09:00-10:30 Session 5 - Managing agricultural land
Chair: Simon Keith, United Kingdom

5.1 Ludmiła Pietrzak & Tadeusz Kościuk, Arable lands in Poland in the market transformation period – impacts of transformations on the structure of lands, physical planning activities and the real estate cadastre
[paper] [presentation]
5.2 Emil Safarov, Managing of the land and land reform in the Azerbaijan Republic
[paper] [presentation]
5.3 Withdrawn

5.4 Karunaka Ghimire, Land Use Issues in Nepal: A country in dire need of solutions
5.5 Mats Backman, Cost-benefit analysis of Land Consolidation in Sweden from the viewpoint of society and the landowner
[paper] [presentation]
10:30-11:00 Tea & Coffee
11:00-12:30 Session 6 - Land markets and taxation
Chair: Professor Irfan Tarelli, Albanian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection

6.1 Alexander Sagaydak & Anna Lukyanchikova, Development of Agricultural Land Market and Agricultural Land Taxation in the Russian Federation
[paper] [presentation]

6.2 Marianna Pósfai, State responsibility in managing the land and in the development of an effective land market in Mongolia

6.3 Antonín Kubačák, Karel Jacko & Libor Tomandl, Two decades of the process of restitution in the Czech Republic
[paper] [presentation]

6.4 Ion Anghel & Ciprian Sipos, Valuation for Property Tax Purposes: Analysis of the EU Transitional Countries
[paper] [presentation]
6.5 Philip Fung, Land Acquisition of Choi Yuen Tsuen
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Group discussions
Mats Backman
, Sweden
Craig Harris, Land Information New Zealand
Keith Hofgartner, Trimble Gyula Iván, Hungarian Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing
14:30-15:30 Plenary session
Chair: Libor Tomandl, Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre

Reports from discussion group chairs and panel discussion:
Mats Backman, Craig Harris, Keith Hofgartner & Gyula Iván

Concluding presentation – Richard Grover

Final remarks – Paul Munro-Faure & András Osskó

15:30-16:60 Tea & Coffee
16:00 Visit to the Parliament