ERSA Monthly E-news – March 2023

ERSA Monthly E-news – March 2023

1 April 2023 – Nr 3/23

The issue includes:

  • 36th ERSA Summer School Call for applications: extended deadline
  • Ongoing Calls on ERSA Sections’ Agendas
  • Journal news
  • Publication of ERSA-RSAI members
  • Vacancies

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,

I hope that you’re well.

At the early springtime, I am pleased to bring you some news on the ongoing developments of #ERSA2023 Congress that will take place in Alicante and online (28 Aug.-1 Sept.)

The Call for Abstracts (and) papers has been very sucessful with over 1200 submissions from Europe and beyond. The outcome of the review as well as the start of registration is scheduled on 24 April.

Once again the Congress programme looks very promising and will include outstanding keynote lectures as well as interesting roundtables with policy makers. Stay tuned!

New calls from our sections APDR and GfR are included in this monthly enews and last but not least, we have conceded more time to apply for this year’s Summer School in Iasi.

With best wishes,


André Torre, ERSA President


36th ERSA Summer School

The Digital Future of Smart Regions

3-7 July 2023, Iasi, Romania

The Call for application deadline has been extended until 7 April 2023.

Preliminary Keynote Lectures’ Programme

  • “The smart city paradigm: Models for digital transformation and system-innovation in 21st-century cities” by Nicos Komninos
  • “Is the 15-minute city boosting smart, sustainable and resilient urban areas? Empirical approaches” by Alexandru Banica
  • “The impact of robots and AI adoption”* by Stanislav Ivanov
  • “How to build and use smart dashboards”* by Karima Kourtit
  • “How to publish in highly indexed journals in regional science (Part 1 & 2)”* by Peter Nijkamp & Daniela Constantin
  • “The contested impact of digitalization in Agriculture and rural areas” by André Torre

* Lecture Title to be confirmed

Apply Now

Sections’ Events

With ongoing calls & deadlines

German Speaking Section: 13th Summer Conference

Regional economies in times of crises, demographic ageing and structural change

29-30 June 2023 │ Nuremberg, Germany

Call for papers extended deadline: 15 April 2023


Portuguese Section: 30th APDR Congress

Sustainability Development Challenges of Territories in Contexts of Uncertainties due to External Shocks and Risks

19-21 July 2023 │ Braga, Portugal

Special Session proposal deadline: 15 April 2023

Abstract submissions deadline: 15 May 2023


Croatian Section: FEBT Summer School program 2023 in Split, Croatia

Regional Development and Policy – a New Conceptualization and Reality Check

26-30 June 2023 │ Split, Croatia

Full Paper submission deadline: 10 May 2023


VI Seminar for New Academic Researchers

14-15 September 2023, Barcelona, Spain

Abstract Submission deadline: 15 July 2023


Other Events

With ongoing calls & deadlines

2023 Rethinking Clusters International Conference

The Paradox Of Sustainability Innovation: Local Or Global?

28 – 29 September 2023, Valencia, Spain

Call for Papers deadline: 1 June 2023


See all scheduled Events 2023

Journal News


Vol. 10 No. 1 (2023). Latest issue:

Prediction models and testing of resilience in regions. Covid19 economic impact in USA counties study case

Editors: Charalampos Manousiadis & Eleni Gaki


Journal of Regional Research –

Investigaciones Regionales

Articles with a successful review for publication in the next Issue (Online first) can be consulted here

Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP)

Call for Papers – Special Issue on “Social economy and entrepreneurship in urban and local development – Theory, policy and practices of community engagement”.

Submission deadline: 30 September 2023


Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine (RERU)

February 2023, No. 2023/1 on:

Urban Wasteland, Urban Space, Automobile Restriction, Local Currencies, Agriculture, Quality of Life

Editor: Armand Colin


Papers in Regional Science (PiRS)

February 2023, Vol. 102, Issue 1. Latest issue:

Resilience and economic structure: The case of the Chilean regions during the Asian crises and the Great Recession of 2008

Editors: Cristian Delgado-Bello, Andrés Maroto Sáchez, Miguel Atienza Ubeda


Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP)

Latest issue:

Estimating relationships among foreign direct investment, governance quality, and economic growth in developing countries using the threshold auto-regressive model

Editors: Yosra Saidi, Anis Ochi


Spatial Economic Analysis (SEA)

Volume 18, 2023 – Issue 1. Latest issue:

Raising the bar

Editors: Paul Elhorst ,Maria Abreu, Pedro Amaral, Arnab Bhattacharjee, Steven Bond-Smith, Coro Chasco, Luisa Corrado, Jan Ditzen, Daniel Felsenstein, Franz Fuerst, Vassilis Monastiriotis, Francesco Quatraro, Umed Temursho, Dimitrios Tsiotas & Jihai Yu.


ERSA-RSAI Members Publish

Great Minds in Regional Science, Vol. 2


Peter Batey, University of Liverpool, UK

David Plane, University of Arizona, USA

About the book:

  • Seeks to present a contemporary view on the scientific relevance of the work done by great thinkers in regional science.
  • Each chapter combines factual biographical information about the ‘Great Mind,’ a description of their major contributions, and a discussion of the broader context of their work, as well as an assessment of its current relevance, scientific recognition, and policy impact.
  • Attempts to fill a gap in our knowledge and to respond to the growing interest in the formation and development of the field of regional science and its key influential figures.

Springer Cham 2023


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 2023

· Preferably written in English

Send an email to

  • Research Assistant at University of Barcelona, Spain. Application deadline: 31 March 2023
  • University Assistant at Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences (VISESS). Application deadline: 31 March 2023
  • Research Associates at Alan Turing Institute, UK. Application deadline: 12 April 2023
  • Professor or Associate Professor at Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER). Application deadline: 24 April 2023
  • Data Analyst at JRC, European Commission, Spain. Application deadline: 30 April 2023
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