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ERSA Monthly E-news - April 2021

3 May 2021 - Nr 3
Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,
We are happy to report that our Call for Abstracts and Papers for the ERSA2021 Congress resulted in an acknowledged success: 839 submissions received from 54 countries around the world! Preparations for the Congress are ongoing, the review process is about to start, a very attractive line-up of keynote speakers is currently being confirmed. As for the format of the event, live or digital, the decision will be taken by mid-May at the latest. One thing is sure, it will be another very rich and attractive programme.
Submitters will be personally informed of the decision and we post it on the Congress website as well.
With best wishes,
André Torre
ERSA President
Internal Communication
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to the European Organising Committee
Dear Colleagues,
By the end of this year, five terms of office at the EOC will come to an end. 
In order to fill up these vacancies, ERSA is looking for candidates who are eager to be involved and committed to the development of the association.
A balanced geographical representation, as well as representativeness in terms of professional experience and gender composition, will be taken into consideration. It is a 5-year renewable term.
Interested? Please contact the RSAI-ERSA Section(s) with which you are registered.
Looking forward to the applications.
André Torre, President and Rosella Nicolini, Secretary
Hot news
ERSA Turkish Section reports on its Online Webinar 2021 of 28th April featuring " From The Perspectives Of Different Disciplines New Approaches In Regional Development: New Regionalism / Changing Regional Boundaries" It was aimed to discuss new regionalism approaches and country practices in the axis of the relationship between regional development and policy. An interdisciplinary participatory platform consisting of Urban and Regional Planning, Economics, Political Science and Public Administration Departments has been established. 
The video on this webinar is available on Bölge Bilimi Türk Milli Komitesi - YouTube Channel .
2021 RSAI World Congress​
Smart regions - Opportunities for sustainable development in the digital era,
25-28 May 2021│ Online
Due to the current pandemic, the Congress will be fully organised online.
Primary Programme to be issued shortly.
20th Turkish Regional Science Association Congress
20-22 May 2021 │ Online
The congress will be hosted by the Department of Geography and Urban and Regional Research Center of Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University. The aim of the congress is to create a multidisciplinary plentiful platform that researchers can present, discuss, and getting feedback on their researches. Due to the outbreak, the congress will be online.
Territorial Inequality: a Challenge or a Driver of Development
23-25 June 2021, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Registration and submission deadline: 10 June, 2021
In partnership with ERSA, Ural Federal University (UrFU), Ural State University of Economics (USUE).
XIIIth RRSA International Conference
Spatial Planning, Territorial Cohesion and Cooperation in South-East Europe
4-6 November 2021 │ Online
1st announcement: The Romanian Regional Science Association will organise its XIIIth International Conference online.
On this occasion, the 20th anniversary of the Romanian RSA will be celebrated as well.
Keynote speakers include: Corina Cretu, Eduardo Haddad, Peter Nijkamp and André Torre.
There will also be a plenary round table dedicated to the main topic of the conference with Section representatives including: Tuzin Baycan – Turkish Section; Vinko Mustra – Croatian Section; Yannis Psycharis – Greek Section; Kosyo Stoychev – Bulgarian Section; Daniela Constantin – Romanian Section and chaired by Rosella Nicolini, ERSA Secretary.
The Call for Papers will be launched in the due course and will be posted on both Romanian RSA and ERSA websites.
Full cities, empty territories
24-26 November 2021, Madrid, Spain
Call for Abstract deadline: 1 June 2021
RSAI-ERSA Journals
RSSP Volume 13, Issue 2
Pages: 207-435
April 2021
Issue Edited by: 
  • Eveline S. van Leeuwen,
  • Solmaria Halleck Vega
ERSA YouTube Channel -
new videos
Joint ERSA-JRC Winter School 2021 lectures
Frank van Oort, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Roberta Rabellotti, Università di Pavia, Italy
ERSA Forum on Coronavirus
Roberto Antonietti, Università degli Studi di Padova; Giulia De Masi, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE; Giorgio Ricchiuti, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
ERSA Members Publish
Regional Science Perspectives on Tourism and Hospitality
Edited by:
Mauro Ferrante, University of Palermo, Italy
Oliver Fritz, Austrian Institute of Economic Research in Vienna, Austria
Özge Öner, University of Cambridge, UK
Springer, January 2021
Upcoming Events
>>> On ERSA Agenda
60th ERSA Congress
Territorial Futures - Vision and scenarios for a resilient Europe
24 - 27 August 2021
34th ERSA Summer School
Spatial Analysis of Regional Inequality
27 June - 2 July 2021│Online
Territorial Inequality: a Challenge or a Driver of Development
23-25 June 2021, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
19th European Week of Regions and Cities
11-14 October 2021│Online
University Sessions
The broad themes of this edition are: Green development, Cohesion, Citizens, Digital assessment
4th online International Conference
Rethinking Clusters
Sustainable And Technological Transitions In A Network Society
22-23 September 2021│Online
Submission deadline: 10 June 2021
>>> On ERSA Sections Agendas
Spanish Section: Col·legi d'Economistes de Catalunya - LIVE Conference
The cost of living in the autonomous communities, urban areas and cities of Spain
11 May 2021, 6 pm to 7.30 pm│Online
Greek Section: Annual Conference 2021
Regional Science in times of the pandemic, economic crisis and uncertainty
25-26 June 2021│Athens, Greece

German-speaking Section: 11th Summer Conference in Regional Science
Structural change in rural and urban economies
1-2 July 2021│Braunschweig, Germany
Italian Section: 2nd AISRE Summer School
The sources of regional productivity: agglomeration, institutions and technology
6-9 July 2021 University of Padua, Italy
French-speaking Section: 57th ASRDLF Congress
1-3 September 2021│Avignon University, France
Italian Section: XLII AISRe Annual Scientific Conference
Local Sustainable Development and Relaunch: What Role for Tradition and Innovation?
8-10 September 2021│Lecce, Italy
Portuguese Section: XLII AISRe Annual Scientific Conference
Green and inclusive transitions in Southern European regions: what can we do better? 
16-17 September 2021, Vila Real, Portugal
Special Session proposals deadline: 14 June 2021
Abstracts submissions deadline: 5 July 2021
IX Conference on Regional Science
Regional economy in times of crisis
14-15 October, 2021 │ Online
XIIIth RRSA International Conference
Spatial Planning, Territorial Cohesion and Cooperation in South-East Europe
4-6 November 2021 │ Online
Full cities, empty territories
24-26 November 2021, Madrid, Spain
Bulgarian Section: 2021 Annual Conference
Just transition plans and regional resilience in Bulgaria
26-28 November 2021, Bulgaria
>>> Other events
3rd European Rural Geographies Conference
Rural Geographies in Transition
22-24 June 2021, Groningen, The Netherlands
Cooperatives in transitions facing crisis
7-9 July, 2021 │ Online
This event is powered by ERSA
Abstract submission deadline: 7 May 2021
Summer School
Tourism and crisis
21-25 June 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland
Looking for opportunities to boost your career?
Fellow in Urban Planning and Geography, LSE, London (UK)
Application deadline: 4th May 2021
To Keep up-to-date with all events on the agenda,
visit our upcoming events page on our website.
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