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RSA2018 Call for Abstracts, ERSA Summer School call for Applications, more

12 February 2018 -  Issue n°1

ERSA Agenda: 

Upcoming events and call deadlines

Call for Abstracts - The countdown is on

Over 800 participants from across the globe are expected in Cork! 

Now is the time to submit for ERSA 2018! 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be part of the biggest platform in the field of regional science. Deadline: 28th February 2018  Submit now!

Some programme Highlights

Spatial Economic Analysis Plenary Lecture

29th August 2018 - 9.00-11.00

The Local Organising Committee is delighted to confirm that

Professor Serge Rey (University of California Riverside) will be the Spatial Economic Analysis Plenary Keynote speaker at ERSA 2018 in Cork. The lecture will take place on the first morning of the conference, Wedensday August 29 at 9am.

A virtual special issue of Spatial Economic Analysis, the journal of the RSAI British and Irish Section, will be published online to coincide with the lecture.

Serge Rey is an RSAI Fellow. He is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Geospatial Sciences at UC Riverside. 


Papers in Regional Science Keynote Lecture

29th August 2018 - 11.00-13.00 

Professor Ron Martin of the Cambridge University will present the Papers in Regional Science Keynote Lecture on Wednesday August 29 at 11am. Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography and a Research Associate of the Centre for Business Research attached to the Judge Business School. He is also one of the Team in the Centre for Geographical Economic Research. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Catharine's College. 

The theme of this keynote lecture is "The Resilience of Cities to Economic Shocks: Four Recessions and Brexit". 

Young Scientists Roundtable

31st August 2018 - 11.00-13.00

Early career regional scientists will have an opportunity to discuss the future of the discipline at the Young Regional Scientists Roundtable. This will comprise of several colleagues in the early years of their careers discussing the major challenges for regional analysis from their perspectives. The roundtable will be chaired by Professor Dimitris Ballas of the University of Groningen and delegates can hear how younger academics perceive future developments in regional science.


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1st ERSA-REGIO Lecture: only a few days to register!

2018  joint ERSA-REGIO 
Academic Lectures Series

Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, UK

will give a lecture on "The EU Cohesion Policy: what works and where?"

Discussant: Lionel Vedrine,INRA, UMR CESAER, France 

Join us on 19th February 2018, 15:00-17:00; DG REGIO, VIP ROOM, Avenue de Beaulieu 1, Brussels 

Registration is free but mandatory. Register NOW

Save the dates

2nd lecture:On the 23th of April with Henri de Groot, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Foreseen lecture on "Cities: opportunities and challenges" 

3rd Lecture: On the 11th of June with Eveline van Leewen, Wageningen University and Research

Foreseen lecture on "Interactions between urban and rural regions"

More information to be published in due time; 

ERSA Summer School - Call for Application Reminder

31st ERSA Summer School

Regional Policy: Analysis and Planning - Evaluation Theory and Practice

1-8 July 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia 

We are preparing a promising programme with outstanding lectures and the great opportunity for you to present your research project and get feedback from eminent scholars in the field of Regional Science. 

Confirmed lecturers:

  •   Jan Fidrmuc, Institute of Strategy and Analysis, Government Office of the Slovak Republic
         and Brunel University, London
  •   Ugo Fratesi, Politecnico di Milano
  •   Gunther Maier, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  •   Joaquim Oliveira Martins, OECD
  •   Guido Pellegrini, Sapienza University of Rome
  •   Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics
  •   Attila Varga, University of Pécs

Target: PhD students and junior researchers with less than 10 years of research experience.  

Application deadline: March 9, 2018 More

Organised by the ERSA Slovak Section

 in conjunction with the Faculty of National Economy, 

University of Economics in Bratislava  

2018 Annual Winter Seminar of the GfR

17-23 February 2018,  Igls-Vill/Innsbruck (Austria)

ERSA German Speaking Section will shortly held its Annual Winter Seminar!  See the final programme more

Slovak Section: 8th Winter Seminar

14-17 March 2018,  Mala Fatra (Slovakia)

ERSA Slovak Section is delighted to invite you to its upcoming Winter Seminar. The  objective of the seminar is to discuss actual issues of regional science and practice of regional policy in an attractive environment and relaxed atmosphere. more



First paper of 2018 in Region

"A Spatial Analysis of Tourism Infrastructure in Romania:

Spotlight on Accommodation and Food Service Companies" 

by Daniela Constantin & Adriana Reveiu.

Vol 5 No 1 (2018)

No 1 (2018)

Download the paper


Call for international Grants

NCN together with JPI Urban Europe network and Chinese funding agency NSFC is pleased to announce a new call on Sustainable Urbanisation in the Context of Economic Transformation and Climate Change: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas.

Countries participating in the Call: Austria, Belgium, China, France, the Netherlands, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Call timetable:

20th  April 2018 - deadline for pre-registration

20th June 2018 - deadline for full proposals

December 2018 - call results


Stay up-to-date with all our upcoming events for 2018  

Check our ERSA Events Calendar more

For more events outside Europe, visit RSAI website

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