ERSA January Monthly E-news

ERSA January Monthly E-news

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3 February 2021 – Nr 1


The issue includes:

·    Internal Communication

·    Hot news & ERSA YouTube Channel

·    Upcoming Events


Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,


With a few days’ delay, let me wish you a happy New year 2021.


2020 was a year like no other where we all had to adapt, mobilize our forces to continue the production and sharing of valuable knowledge, especially on the understanding of the impacts of the pandemic.


In 2021, and in close consultation with our sections, through our activities and the great researches made by our regional scientists, we will continue to advocate for the role of regional science research in providing valuable inputs to policy decision making and for civil society.


Regarding ERSA events, our agenda remains virtual in the short term. In January, we have started with a remarkable webinar with the OECD on ‘Covid-19 and regional disparities’ followed by our ERSA-JRC Winter School.


In this newsletter you will see that opportunities to learn and meet virtually are still numerous for this year, keeping the hope that physical meetings will be possible as soon as possible.


With best wishes,


André Torre

ERSA President


Internal Communication


The upcoming EOC (European Organising Committee) Meeting will be held virtually on 13th February 2021.

On the Agenda: ERSA business activities including our upcoming ERSA 2021 Congress and Summer School.


Professor Johannes Bröcker passed away on 19 January 2021 at the age of 70.

Johannes Bröcker was a very active member of the “Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung”, the German Speaking Section of the Regional Science Association International, for more than 35 years.



Hot news


More opportunities will be given to young scientists to be eligible for the Epainos Award during the ERSA Congress


Stay tuned to the Congress website for upcoming information regarding the new terms and conditions for eligibility.


19th European Week of Regions and Cities

11-14 October 2021


University Sessions: The Call for Session Proposals is OPEN!

Deadline: 5 pm CET, 11th March 2021

The broad themes of this edition are: Green development, Cohesion, Citizens, Digital assessment




ERSA Turkish Section is pleased to announce the creation of its YouTube Channel

The video on the recent online webinar titled “Places that are left behind: Understanding the Landscape of Discontent in Turkey” with the participation of Andrés Rodríguez-Pose as keynote speaker is now available.

Bölge Bilimi Türk Milli Komitesi – YouTube .


ERSA YouTube Channel


2020 Review and best wishes for 2021

In this video, André makes a review of 2020 very special year with ERSA and ERSA Section activities


Online Events: the ERSA solution

ERSA is now offering its services for the organization of virtual events.

Watch our promotional video.

Feel free to share it.

Interested: contact us at


Upcoming Events


>>> On ERSA Agenda


34th ERSA Summer School

Spatial Analysis of Regional Inequality

27 June – 3 July 2021, Groningen, Netherlands


Event website and Call for Application to be available at the end of February.



Save the date!

Call for Abstracts and Papers Start: 8 February 2021



>>> On ERSA Sections Agendas


Italian Section: 1st AISRe Winter School

European territorial challenges and regional policy: theories and methods

1-5 February 2021, Milan, Italy



French speaking Section: Doctoral Student Conference 2021

24-26 February 2021, Poitiers, France



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

Papers/Extended Abstracts submission between

15 January and 28 February 2021



Italian Section: 2nd AISRE Summer School

July 2021, University of Padua

Focus: on the emergence of the Industry 4.0 paradigm and its impact on global value chains and clusters’ competitiveness, on the role of institutions on productivity and regional development and on the recent advancements in the study of spatial agglomeration and its effects.


More info to be available soon at


RSAI British & Irish Section: 48th Annual Conference

5-8 July 2021, Stirling, United Kingdom

More info to be published on RSAI-BIS website


French speaking Section: 57th ASRDLF Congress

1-3 September 2021, Avignon University, France

Submissions deadline: 30 April 2021



Italian Section: XLII AISRe Annual Scientific Conference

Local Sustainable Development and Relaunch: What Role for Tradition and Innovation?

8-10 September 2021, Lecce, Italy

Call for Abstracts/Posters deadline: 5 March 2021 more

AISRE AWARDS CALLS 2021 to promote the dissemination of Regional Science more


Bulgarian Section: 2021 Annual Conference

Just transition plans and regional resilience in Bulgaria

26-28 November 2021, Bulgaria



See all events 2021


Latest on ERSA Forum on Coronavirus


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ERSA Members Publish


New publications to share?

Your are member of the ERSA Community and you have recently published a book, grasp this opportunity to inform us about it. We are looking for

·    Books published in 2020 – 2021

·    Written in English

Send an email to


See all recent publications




Looking for opportunities to boost your career?

·    University Professor of Spatial Research and Spatial Planning, University of Vienna. Application deadline: 17 February 2021

·    15 fully funded positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR). Application deadline: 14 March 2021


Read more about current offers



To Keep up-to-date with all events on the agenda,

visit our upcoming events page on our website.



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