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1st AISRe Summer School 2020 | 6-10 July 2020, Milan (IT)


1st AISRe Summer School 2020 | European territorial challenges and regional policy: theories and methods

Venue  Milan (IT). Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Di.SEA.DE 

Dates 6-10 July 2020 

Objectives and themes 

The Summer School will focus on the most relevant theoretical concepts and analytical models in order to understand the implications of the recent territorial challenges in Europe. The goal of the Summer School is to teach a research method for studying complex issues, both positive and normative, with advanced theoretical and methodological tools. Within this framework, the Summer School will address the following topics: 

• Development and growth: a comparison between old and new indicators 

• Global challenges (migration and global value chain) 

• Changing territorial structure (urban regions and major cities) 

• Regional policy: instruments, modelling and assessment 

Structure of the Program 

Each topic will be developed along one day through lessons, seminars on specific topics and tutorial sessions according to the following scheme: 

9.30-12.30 a.m. lesson 

14.00-16.00 p.m. lesson/seminar/tutorial session 

16.30-18.30 Students’ presentation 

Confirmed senior scholars with high reputation on the topics of the Summer School will deliver lectures, while experts will conduct seminars and tutorial sessions. All presentations will be in English. 


• Development and growth: a comparison between old and new indicators (Paolo Veneri, OECD; Camilla Lenzi, Politecnico di Milano) 

• Migrations and globalization: two challenges for territorial development (Alessandra Faggian, GSSI; Laura Resmini, Università di Milano Bicocca; Andrea Ascani, Utrecht University)) 

• Changing territorial structure (Ezio Micelli, IUAV, Venezia) 

• Regional policy: instruments, modelling and assessment (Fabio Mazzola, Universita di Palermo; Andrea Conte, EC-JRC, Sevilla; Simona Comi, Università di Milano-Bicocca; Luca Bettarelli, Università di Milano-Bicocca) 

Local Organizing Committee 

Laura Resmini, Università di Milano-Bicocca (Co-ordinator) 

Luca Bettarelli, Università di Milano-Bicocca 

Simona Comi, Università di Milano-Bicocca 

Scientific Committee 

Roberta Capello (Politecnico di Milano); Cristina Bernini (Università di Bologna); Marusca De Castris (Università degli Studi Roma Tre); Alessandra Faggian (Gran Sasso Science Institute – GSSI); Patrizia Lattarulo (IRPET); Ilaria Mariotti (Politecnico di Milano); Rosanna Nisticò (Università della Calabria); Andrea Omizzolo (EURAC); Guido Pellegrini (Università di Roma La Sapienza); Giovanni Perucca (Politecnico di Milano); Davide Piacentino (Università di Palermo); Vincenzo Provenzano (Università di Palermo); Elena Ragazzi (IRCrES - CNR); Francesca Silvia Rota (IRES Piemonte); Domenico Scalera (Università del Sannio). 

How to participate 

PhD students and early career researchers with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience, from Italian universities and research centres can apply to this call. 

Candidates must send their CV (Europass format, maximum 5 pages) and an abstract of a research project/paper on which they are currently working (maximum 2,000 words). The selection committee will evaluate the applications on the basis of the documentation submitted. The CV and the quality of the abstract, as far as its consistency with the topics of regional and urban sciences, are the only criteria for the selection. 

Candidates have to send their application to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 20th 2020. In the object of the email, please specify “NAME OF THE CANDIDATE – Application to the AISRe summer school”. 

A maximum of 25 candidates will be selected for participation, and they will receive an email notification by 15th April 2020. 

There are no registration fees. Travel, meals and accommodation are at the expense of the participant. Options for accommodation at affordable prices in the university campus will be discussed after the selection of the participants, based on the number of bed places available. Once selected, participants are requested to register as individual member of the Association. Information about membership fees can be found on the Association website (https://www.aisre.it/en/association/membership-and-fees). AISRe membership also includes: 

- a subscription to Scienze Regionali (Italian Journal of Regional Science) for the following calendar year (https://www.mulino.it/riviste/issn/1720-3929); 

- the volumes of the Regional Science Series (FrancoAngeli) published during the business year; 

- the registration to the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), which includes an online subscription to the journals Papers in Regional Science and Regional Science Policy & Practice for the following calendar year; 

- the opportunity to pay a reduced fee at the annual conferences of the international associations: European Regional Science Association (ERSA) (www.ersa.org) and Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (https://regionalscience.org/). 

A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the school, for full participation only. 

More at: https://www.aisre.it/en/workshops/aisre-summer-schools?fbclid=IwAR28NWRI2jYmOIZft7m1HCAqNkqHjbHo3m3NAYKbwNUggCkleSNvm3QAnqY

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