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9 January 2020 – Nr 1






ERSA-RSAI network offers a wide range of opportunities for regional scientists worldwide.

We invite you to mark your agenda and seize the best opportunities for yourself, regarding our events, publications and awards.


Best Wishes for the New Year!

from André Torre


Upcoming Events and ongoing Calls


>>> ERSA Agenda


5 March 2020 Brussels, Belgium
REGIO-ERSA Academic Lecture

Regional development theories and EU regional policy: an evolving relationship

Speaker: Prof. Roberta Capello, Politecno di Milano


14-19 June 2020 Sion, Switzerland
ERSA Summer School 2020

Regions in transition, what implications for tourism and manufacturing?

Application Submission Deadline: March 6, 2020


25-28-August 2020 Bolzano, Italy
60th ERSA Congress 2020 “Territorial Futures”

Abstracts Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020


>>> ERSA Sections’ Agendas


15-22 February 2020, Matrei in Osttirol, Austria
German speaking Section: Winter Seminar 2020 of the Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung


26-28 February 2020 Aras, France
French speaking Section: Doctoral Student Conference 2020 of ASRDLF

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2020


11-14 March 2020 Slovakia
Slovak Section: 10th Central European Winter Seminar in Regional Science

Ongoing registration and abstracts submission


16 April 2020 Portugal
Portuguese Section: 25th APDR Workshop

Abstracts Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020


29 June – 3 July 2020 Split, Croatia
Croatian Section: International Summer School 2020


2-3 July 2020



German speaking Section: 11th Summer Conference in Regional Science

Paper/ extended abstract Submission: From 15 January to 29 February 2020


7-9 July, 2020 Stirling, UK
British and Irish Section: 48th RSAI-BIS Annual Conference

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 21, 2020

Proposals for special sessions are invited.


9-10 July 2020


Portuguese Section: 27th APDR Congress

Special Session Proposal Deadline: February 29, 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020


2-4 September 2020, Lecce, Italy
Italian Section: AISRE XLI Annual Scientific Conference

Organized Session Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2020

Abstracts Submission Deadline: March 5, 2020


See more events


Awards opportunities


>>> Rewarding excellence

>> Recognized Scholars >> Early career researchers and doctoral students


60th ERSA Congress 2020 “Territorial Futures”

·    The prestigeous Epainos Award for young scientists is awarded to the best paper presented at the ERSA congress by a young researcher.

ERSA Prize in Regional Science


British and Irish Section
48th RSAI-BIS Annual Conference

·    Best conference presentation by early career researchers / PhD students


Italian Section
AISRE XLI Annual Scientific Conference

·    Ph.D. Dissertation Awards;

·    Award for the best paper presented by a young scholar (in collaboration with GSSI);

·    Award for the best poster.


2020 RSAI Best dissertation Award in Regional Science

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

more RSAI awards opportunities


Publications opportunities



>>> REGION – ERSA 100 % Open access Journal


>>> RSAI Journals

>>PiRS – Papers in Regional Science

>> RSPP – Regional Science Policy & Practice


>>> 7 ERSA Sections Journals


> Spatial Economic Analysis British and Irish Section RSAI-BIS

> Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine (Reru) French speaking Section ASRDLF

> Review of Regional Research German speaking Section GfR

> Italian Journal of Regional Science Italian Section AISRe

> Studio Regionalia Polish Section ERSAPL

> Investigaciones Regionales – Journal of Regional Research Spanish Section AECR

> Romanian Journal of Regional Science Romanian Section RRSA


>>> Current Calls for Special Issues

>> Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP)

Tackling with Societal, Technological and Climate Changes in Peripheral Territories

Paper Submission Deadline: January 2020

Regional Development in Latin-America

Paper Submission Deadline: : March 2020

The Underlying Factors of (Recent) Regional Voting Patterns

Paper Submission Deadline: May 2020


>> Other calls include:

>> Journal of Labour Market Research

Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market

Paper Submission Deadline: 28 February 2020

>> Annals of Regional Science

Entrepreneurial Territories: Measures, Determinants and Outcomes

Submission Deadline: 29 February 2020


More opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks and months.We invite you to stay tuned for regular updates!