ERSA Monthly E-news – February 2024

ERSA Monthly E-news – February 2024

29 February 2024 – Nr 02/2024

The issue includes:

  • ERSA2024 Congress
  • ERSA Summer School 2024
  • New in ERSA Section’s Agendas
  • Journals news: Issues and ongoing calls
  • Vacancies

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,


The future of our Association depends on the existence of a new generation of regional scientists growing up in our Community. For this reason, I am delighted to see how the RSAI network supports young scientists with many initiatives.

At the ERSA Congress, a special place is given to young scientists with the Young Scientists Sessions and the Epainos Award, ERSA.

Many of our national sections are proposing outstanding Regional Science Schools and initiatives for young scholars. The new initiative of AISRE in honour of Roberto Camagni is remarkable. Not to mention other initiatives like reduced fees for our events, various prizes, grants.

I encourage all our sections to continue in this direction and all young scientists to join our network to build up valuable connections and boost their career.


I wish you a good reading of all opportunities presented in this newsletter.


With best wishes,


Roberta Capello, ERSA President

Keynote Speakers
Special Session programme


The global event for all regional scientists

Early bird rates until 30 April 2024

IMPORTANT: For Terceira Island Registrants, early booking of travel and accommodation is highly recommended by

the Local Organising Committee.

Reminder: Call for Application

Deadline: 26 March 2024

Places are limited. Hurry up!


Section Hot news


AISRe is glad to announce the first edition of the Roberto Camagni Postdoctoral Scholarship.

The scholarship is established to recognise and honour the contribution of Professor Roberto Camagni, a founder of AISRe and an outstanding regional science researcher.

This initiative is aimed at support the development of early career researchers (scholars younger than 35 years and who have received their PhD certificate no more than three before the application deadline) by granting a scholarship for a research visiting period in a hosting research institution in the European (EU27 + UK) territory.

The value of the scholarship is 15,000 € and applications are open until 15 May 2024.


For further information, please visit the Scholarship page at

Application Deadline: 15 May 2024


Sections’ Events


Italian Section: 5th AISRe Summer School

Policy Evaluation in Regional Science

27-31 May 2024, Rome, Italy

Application deadline: 28 March 2024


RKK40 Anniversary conference

Sustainable regional economic growth: Global challenges and new regional development trajectories

29-30 May 2024, Pécs, Hungary

Abstract Extended deadline: 3 March 2024


Turkish Section: 23rd BBTMK National Congress Regional Science and Regional Planning

30 May-1 June 2024, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano

Prof. Dr. Ilhan Tekeli, Honory President Foundation for Urban Culture, Türkiye

Registration Deadine: 22 March 2024



French Speaking Section: 60th ASRDLF Congress

Territories, Creativity & Innovation

26-28 June 2024, Strasbourg, France

Submission extended deadline: 15 March 2024


Philippe Aydalot International Prize 2024

Open to any young doctor who has defended the thesis between 1 January-31 December 2023.

Application deadline: 15 April 2024


Portuguese Section: 31st APDR Congress

Regional Innovation Ecosystems and Sustainable Development

26-28 June 2024, Leiria, Portugal

Special session proposals deadline: 4 March 2024

Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2024


German Speaking Section: 14th Summer Conference

Successful Transformation in Times of Multiple Crises

4-5 July 2024, Saale, Germany

Submissions deadline: 31 March 2024


See all upcoming Events

Journals News call reminders

Review of Regional Research (RRR)

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Structural and transformative change as central challenges for regional development

Guest editors:

Knut Koschatzky & Hendrik Hansmeier, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

Submission of full papers deadline: 30 April 2024 more

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Infrastructure Projects in the Global South and their unintended consequences

Guest Editors:

Javier Revilla Diez, Peter Dannenberg, University of Cologne,

Ndapewa Fenny Nakanyete, University of Namibia

Submission deadline: 30 June 2024 more

Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP)

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Cost Benefit Analysis for Regional Sustainable Development Projects

Guest editor:

Chiara F. Del Bo, Università degli Studi di Milano

Deadline for full submissions: 1 March 2024

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Coordinated Regional Development to Dissolve Regional Disparity

Guest editors:

Ling Xue (Paul Snow), Tieshan Sun, Hongmou Zhang, Peking University, Zhiqiang Zhang, Nankai University, Deyu Li, Utrecht University,

Submission deadline: 1 June 2024


More on ongoing journals’ calls

ERSA-RSAI Members Publish

New publications to share?

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

· Books published in 2024

· Preferably written in English

Send an email to

  • Professor at the the Faculty of Economics of Grenoble (FEG), France Territorial economics and development – Territorial dynamics and sustainable development.
  • Post-Doctoral Scholarship “Roberto Camagni” Application deadline: 15 May 2024
  • MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship at Eurac Research Application deadline: 11 September 2024
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