ERSA Activities and Events’ Agenda Update – Vacancies offer

ERSA Activities and Events’ Agenda Update – Vacancies offer


29 March, 2019 – Nr 03


Dear Members,

Dear Colleagues,


This is a very busy period for us with our two next landmark events: our Annual Congress in Lyon and our Summer School in Katowice, which involve our French speaking and Polish Sections.


We are happy to report that things are doing very well for both of them, the respective Local Organising Committees are very enthusiastic about the submissions received and the proposed programs.


Regarding our Annual Congress in Lyon, a special e-news will shortly unveil more about this ERSA 2019 promising programme. Stay tuned in.


Together with RSA and AESOP, we are also currently working on the University Workshops’ Programme for the #EURegionsWeek 2019. At the heart of Europe, this unique platform gives a chance to academics to present their research and exchange with key EU representatives and policy decision-makers. We are very proud to give our contribution to this high-level International event.


We also want to insist on the opportunities to network and to learn for regional scientists worldwide and especially all over Europe. See below what’s on schedule by our cherished Sections or other organisations on this hot topic.


I conclude by recalling the International Women’s day (8 March), I would like to express my support and gratitude to women in regional science. Their valued contribution is undeniable. ERSA have made advancements to achieve a gender balance. Efforts need surely to be continued but our upcoming events show we are going on the right direction.



André Torre

President of ERSA


The issue contains:

·     Next on ERSA Agenda

·     Apply for EURegionsweek Master Class – reminder

·     Events Agenda Update

·     Vacancies offer


Next on ERSA Agenda


59th ERSA Congress

27-30 August 2019, Lyon, France


Notification of the outcome of submissions and Registration Start : 2 April, 2019


more about the programme and ERSA2019 Keynote Speakers


Join us on Twitter

Start networking with fellow participants from around the world

Twitter @ersa2019Lyon #ersa2019Lyon and #LyonIwillbethere


32nd ERSA Summer School

Cities and regions in the process of transformation

16-22 June 2019, Katowice, Poland

more about the programme and the Summer school lecturers



2nd REGIO-ERSA Academic Lecture 2019

20 June 2019, Brussels Belgium

Speaking: Patricia Melo, Lisbon School of Economics and Management

Topic: Transport investment, economic performance and regional development.

Discussant: Taede Tillema, University of Groningen and KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis



Apply for EURegionsWeek Master Class


17th European Week of Regions and Cities

7-10 October 2019

Call for Application Deadline: 1 May 2019

Target: PhD students and early career researchers in the field of regional and urban policy. Places are limited to 30 participants. more


ERSA will be involved in the University programme including the Master Class and the Academic Workshops.


Events Agenda 2019 Update


Dutch Speaking Section

2019 Annual Spring Meeting of the RSAN

11 April 2019, The Hague, Netherlands


Registration is free but mandatory.




OECD Conference on SMEs and Urban Fabric

15-16 April 2019, Trento, Italy


Topic: What makes a liveable place? What makes a place a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and growth?


Registration Deadline: 7 April 2019



13th International Conference

Challenges of Europe

22-24 May 2019, Bol, Island Brac, Croatia

Special session co-organised by the ERSA-Croatian section, EURA and RSA

Title: Monitoring systems for measuring progress in spatial, urban and regional development – Case of Croatia




Turkish Section

19th National Regional Science and Regional Planning Congress of the BBTMK

2-4 May 2019, Girensun, Turkey



Portuguese Section

26th APDR Congress

4-5 July 2019, University of Aveiro, Portugal

«Evidence-based territorial policymaking:

Formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy»


Call for Abstracts Deadline: 16 April 2019



French Speaking Section and Romanian Section The 56th Colloquium of the ASRDLF and the 12th Conference of the Romanian Regional Science Association

4-6 July 2019, ”Al.I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania


Call for Abstracts Deadline: 1 April 2019



4th Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market

11-12 July 2019, Marseille, France


Call for Abstracts Deadline: 31 March 2019



RSAI British & Irish Section

47th Annual Conference

16-19 July 2019, Cambridge, United Kingdom


Deadline for Early-bird Rate: 10 May 2019



Italian Section

A. I. S. Re XXXX Annual Scientific Conference

16-18 September 2019, L’Aquila, Italy

«Beyond the crises: Renewal, reconstruction and local development»


Call for Abstracts Extended Deadline: 2 April, 2019



3rd REGIO-ERSA Academic Lecture 2019

24 October 2019, Brussels Belgium

Speaking: Jouke van Dijk, University of Groningen

Save the date!


Spanish Section

Annual Conference

20-22 November 2019, Castellón de la Plana, Spain

«Tackling with societal, technological and climate changes in peripheral territories»


Call for Abstracts Deadline: 15 May, 2019





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