ERSA Monthly E-news – January 2023

ERSA Monthly E-news – January 2023

31 January 2023 – Nr 1/23

The issue includes:

  • #ERSA2023 Call for abstracts
  • Ongoing Calls on ERSA Sections’ Agendas
  • Journal news
  • Members publish
  • Vacancies

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,

First of all, on behalf of ERSA, I would like to welcome and congratulate the New President of APDR: João Carlos Correia Leitão.

We are happy to share with you the very interesting events’ agenda for the coming months, starting with our landmark Congress coming to Alicante & online next August .

The Call for abstracts and papers is ongoing. With over 70 Special Session proposals, we can already be confident that together with the LOC and AECR, we will design a very promising event. Join us for the #ERSA2023 edition to exchange and network with peers from around the world.

Our summer school in IASI, in July, is very promising. We invite PhD students to prepare themselves for the call for application, and stay tuned to our website for full information shortly.

Last but not least, the ongoing opportunities coming from our sections is very interesting, with many events added recently. Don’t miss out the current calls and wide choice of topics.

We wish you a good reading.

With best wishes

André Torre, ERSA President

Internal Communication

APDR: New President Elected

We are pleased to announce the election of João Carlos Correia Leitão (University of Beira Interior) as President of APDR, the Portuguese Section of ERSA-RSAI.

We wish João Leitão and the entire new board a successful term!

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The Call for Abstracts & Papers is ongoing!

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Submit your abstract/paper here!

36th ERSA Summer School

The Digital Future of Smart Regions

3-7 July 2023, Iasi, Romania

You are a PhD student or early-career researcher, eager to learn more on digital issues from prominent professors in the field, then this event is tailor-made for you.

Stay tuned to ERSA Website for more info in the coming days.

Sections’ Events

With ongoing calls & deadlines

Italian Section: 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

Organised Session deadline: 31 January 2023

Paper/Poster deadline: 28 February 2023


Exdended Deadline

British & Irish Section: 49th Annual RSAI-BIS Conference

4-6 July 2023 │ Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK Submission extended deadline: 10 February 2023


French-speaking Section: 59th ASRDLF Colloquium

Peripheral territories and outermost regions in the face of major crises. The return of distance

28-30 June 2023 │ Reunion, France

Submission deadline: 15 February 2023


Extended Deadline

Slovak Section: 11th Winter Seminar

15-18 March 2023 │ Donovaly, Slovakia

Submission extended deadline: 15 February 2023


Croatian Section: 14th International Conference

Design for the Next Generation

17-19 May 2023 │ Bol, Island Brač, Croatia

Full Paper submission deadline: 6 March 2023


New Call

Turkish Section: 22nd National Regional Science and Planning Congress

8-10 June 2023 │ Samsun, Turkey

Abstract Submission deadline: 15 March 2023


11th Seminar of Spatial Econometric Jean Paelinck (In memoriam of Jesús Mur)

Networks and spatial interaction of economic systems at a point level: theory and empirical issues

20-21 April 2023, Cartagena, Spain

Abstracts submission deadline: 17 March 2023


New Call

Italian Section: 4th AISRe Summer School

Resilience of territories and firms: theories, measures and applications

27-30 June 2023 │ Palermo, Italy

Application deadline: 24 March 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

Still time to register!
H2020 Untangled Workshop

Old and New Inequalities In Disruptive Times

1 February 2023, Politecnico di Milano, Italy│Hybrid

Keynote Speaker: George Petrakos, University of Thessaly

Registration is free.


Giorgio Rota Conference

May 2023, Turin, Italy


Call For XI Giorgio Rota Best Paper Award

Subject: Urban economies as complex systems

Paper submission deadline: 19 March 2023


3rd European Rural Geographies Conference

Rural Geographies in Transition

26-29 June 2023, Groningen, The Netherlands

Submission extended deadline: 14 February 2023


See all scheduled Events 2023

Journal News

Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP)

Special Issue on Climate Economics

Submission deadline: 15 November 2023 more

Journal of Regional Research –

Investigaciones Regionales

Issue 54, 3rd volume, 2022 is now published.

In 2022, the flagship journal of the Spanish Association of Regional Science has been positioned in the First Quartile (Q1) of Scopus, and for the incoming 2023 will receive a Journal Impact Factor in the Web of Science Core Collection of Clarivate.


AISRe e-book

Launched in 2014, the Series hosts multidisciplinary and monographic contributions on topical issues that are methodologically rigorous but with an informative slant.


ERSA-RSAI Members Publish

Three Decades of Polish Socio-Economic Transformations

Geographical Perspectives


Paweł Churski,Tomasz Kaczmarek, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland

About the book

  • Analyses and discusses the systematisation of Polish socio-economic transformations of the last three decades using selected examples of the most important changes
  • Aims to present the course and effects, in particular territorial, of Poland’s socio-economic transformation in the years 1990–2020.

Springer Cham, 2022

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Forthcoming Publication

Research Handbook on Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship


Rolf Sternberg, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, Maria Elo, University of Southern Denmark, Jonathan Levie, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, University of Galway, Ireland, José Ernesto Amorós, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

About the book

  • Provides insights into entrepreneurship across a range of country contexts, migration corridors and national policies to provide a collection of conceptual, empirical and policy-focused findings addressing transnational diaspora entrepreneurship
  • Illustrates the phenomenon, considering what it is, how it works and how it is regulated
  • Conceptual and methodological developments are presented from multiple perspectives, embedding unique country- and- context-based empirical research.

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023

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Knowledge Management for Regional Policymaking


Robert Laurini, Knowledge Systems Institute, USA and University of Lyon, France

Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, Open University in the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands, Louafi Bouzouina, LEAT, France

About the book

  • Focuses the attention on new avenues in regional information and knowledge management, while we will zoom in particularly on the potential promises and hurdles of digital technology
  • The present study seeks to present a selection of state-of-the-art contributions on advanced – often digitally-oriented – regional information and knowledge management foundations, principles and practices written by several experts in the field of spatial informatics

Springer Cham, 2023

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See all recent publications
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 Internship at OECD. Application deadline: 05 February 2023
  • PhD Position at WUR. Application deadline: 13 February 2023
  • ESRC PhD Studentship at Aston University. Application deadline: 26 February 2023
read more on current vacancies

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