«Human-geographical features of social security of a region as a factor of its sustainable development in terms of environmental management», SR № 0111U008533, 2011-2014, supervisor – prof. Liudmyla Niemets.
Research project without funding.
The project is expected to develop theoretical and practical foundations of human-geographical study of social security as a factor of sustainable social and economic development of the region in terms of environmental management (illustrated by Kharkiv region). As a result of this study it will be determined the level of depressed rural administrative districts, strategy of social security of Kharkiv region, the model and mechanisms to improve the socio-economic situation and improve the quality of life of its population by enhancing innovation and investment, creating conditions for its optimization. One of the main factors for ensuring social security considers the quality of the environment, sustainable use of natural resources. The object ofе the research is social security in a social and geographical system of the regional level (illustated by Kharkiv region). Subject of research - human-geographical features of the social security of the region as a factor of sustainable development in terms of environmental management. The purpose of the project is the socio-geographical justification of social security in the region as a factor of its sustainable development, identification depressed areas and determination optimal routes of regional socio-economic development in terms of environmental management. The significance of the project for solving economic and social problems is that its implementation will equalize the imbalance of social and economic development in Kharkiv region, suggest specific ways to transition to a sustainable development model, define and justify its optimal strategy for maintaining natural resources potential territory. It is expected that the scientific and technological products, obtained as a result of the project will meet international standards through the use of modern approaches and methods of social geographic research.