ERSA Monthly E-news – August 2023

ERSA Monthly E-news – August 2023

6 September 2023 – Nr 7/23

The issue includes:

  • Internal communication
  • ERSA Congress
  • Ongoing Calls on ERSA Sections’ Agendas
  • Journal news
  • Publications
  • Vacancies

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,


Back from Alicante where our 62nd ERSA Congress concluded last friday. The Congress Review Enews will be sent out next week, but we can already report on the great success of this year’s edition.

This Congress was also the time of the election of the future ERSA President and Vice-President.

Two friends, colleagues and outstanding researchers were elected. My warmest congratulations to Roberta Capello (Politecnico di Milano): ERSA President-elect, and Yannis Psycharis (Panteion University, Athens): ERSA Vice-President-elect. All my best wishes to both of them for their terms starting next January. ERSA will be in good hands in the future.

With best wishes,

André Torre, ERSA President


This success is above all yours!

More info in the upcoming Congress Review Enews.


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT – read more on Key dates


21st European Week of Regions and Cities

Thriving Regions, Stronger Europe

9-12 October 2023, Brussels (Belgium)

Included 6 outstanding University Sessions

Partners: ERSA, RSA and AESOP

Registration deadline: 30 September 2023

Read more

Internal Communication

Election of New ERSA President and Vice President


We are delighted to communicate that Roberta Capello (Politecnico di Milano, Italy – AISRe) has been elected as the new President of ERSA. Her 5-year term will start on 1 January 2024.

Yannis Psycharis (Panteion University, Greece – ERSA-RSAI Greek Section) was elected as the Vice-President of ERSA.


Both will start their five-year term on 1st January 2024. The election took place on 1st September 2023, during the 62nd ERSA Congress in Alicante.

Sections’ Events

News, ongoing calls & deadlines

>>> September Agenda
AISRE XLIV Annual Scientific Conference

Europe and the Mediterranean between transitions and conflicts. Opportunities and risks for regions and territories

6-8 September 2023, Naples, Italy

About to to start!


VI Seminar for New Academic Researchers

14-15 September 2023, Barcelona, Spain


14th RRSA International Conference

Unlocking Regional Potentials Through Cohesion Policy – Opportunities and Challenges

23-24 November 2023, Bucharest, Romania

First announcement!


See all upcoming Events

Journal News

New Event

RSPP Workshop

Enlargement of the Western Balkan region in the European Union

29 September 2023, Pristina, Kosovo

Submission of abstracts: before 10 Sept. 2023

+ Opportunity for Special issue in RSPP

read more

Recently published



«Understanding peripherality in a multidimensional geographical, socioeconomic, and institutional context: Evidence from Greece»

By Dimitrios Tsiotas, Vassilis Tselios

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Vol. 10 No. 3 (Aug. 2023) Issue!


Papers in Regional Science (PiRS)

Vol. 102, Issue 4 (Aug. 2023)


Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP)

Call for papers

Call for Special Issue:  Special Issue on Geography of discontent and beyond: extreme voting, protestations, riots and violence, and their spatial content

Guest editors: André Torre, Sébastien Bourdin

Deadline: 31 January 2024



Ongoing Journals’ calls more

ERSA-RSAI Members Publish

The Colombian Economy and Its Regional Structural Challenges

A Linkages Approach



Eduardo A. Haddad, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Jaime Bonnet, Banco de la República, Colombia

Geoffrey J. D. Hewing , University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

About the book

  • This book examines regional structural challenges on Colombia’s path to sustainable social cohesion and regionally inclusive growth.
  • These challenges can be divided into three main groups: (i) those that focus on competitiveness and the supply side, (ii) those that arise from critical business cycle issues on the demand side, and (iii) those concerning environmental sustainability, employment and social inclusion

Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

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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

  • Post-doctoral fellow in the areas of Circular Value & Supply Chains, Regional Development, and Multi-Level Policy Dynamics at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Design Sciences, Lund, Sweden Application deadline: 30 September 2023
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