ERSA Monthly E-news – September 2021

ERSA Monthly E-news – September 2021
30 September 2021 – Nr 8
Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,
Looking back and forth, I am very proud of the dynamism of ERSA Community, that has been increasing over time.
In this newsletter, you will find many interesting opportunities to learn, share your research, propose new events or become more active inside our RSAI-ERSA network.
I wish you a good reading.
With best wishes
André Torre
ERSA President
Upcoming on ERSA Agenda
As announced, we will be at EURegionsWeek with an outstanding programme including 10 University Sessions and 4 College Sessions.
It is high time to register!
The webinars are free to attend but as places are limited, we recommend signing today to ensure your place in the University Sessions.
#EURegionsWeekUniversity Sessions HIGHLIGHT
Sessions with ERSA members include:
European stakeholder values regarding the Green Deal. Does space matter?
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:30-13:00 CET
Speakers: Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, Katarzyna Kopczewska, Joanna Kurowska-Pysz, Gabriela Carmen Pascariu, Ana Vinuela, Umut Türk, João Lourenço Marques, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 14:30-16:00 CET
Speakers: Yannis Psycharis, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Alessandra Faggian, Dimitris Ballas
Alternative and local food systems (ALFS) in a post-COVID-19 World
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:30 – 11:00 CET
Speakers: Zsófia Benedek, Yuna Chiffoleau, Steven McGreevy, Simona Zollet, Gusztáv Nemes
4th ERSA Winter School
Applied quantitative methods in Regional Science
13-18 February 2022, Warsaw, Poland
The School will focus on applied spatial quantitative methods such as spatial econometrics, spatial statistics, spatial machine learning, spatio-temporal approach, mapping etc. which are commonly used in economic geography, regional science, as well as in urban and regional planning.
Call for application deadline: 15 October 2021
Mark your agendas: 1st announcements
For the first time, ERSA 2022 Annual Congress will be delivered in a hybrid event format, combining in-person and virtual participation.
The call for Special Session Proposals will start around the 15th of November.
The Congress Website is currently under construction. Stay tuned to ERSA website for the upcoming publication.
1st Announcement
AISRe, the Italian Association of Regional Science, announces its upcoming events in 2022.
The annual conference will be held in Milan, from 5 to 7 September 2022. After two virtual editions, due to the Covid pandemic, the organizing committee at Politecnico di Milano is at work to host a physical conference.
Also in 2022, AISRe will organize its summer school. This time the school will be held in L’Aquila, and organized with the support of the Gran Sasso Science Institute. (
Internal communication: CALLS
Call for candidatures – RSAI President elect
RSAI members from the ERSA area who want to be nominated as candidates for the position of President of the Regional Science Association International must send their application to within Oct. 20, 2021.
Applications must be supported by:
  • A two-page CV and a Picture;
  • A two-page statement on the motives of their candidacy, and the future strategy for the RSAI.
The Nomination Committee will then nominate the candidates to be voted online by the Members of the Council.
Results will be published on the RSAI website.
CALL for proposals for organizing 2023 and 2024 ERSA Summer and Winter schools
ERSA bids for schools in 2023 and 2024 are open!
Documents to submit with your proposal:
  1. Motivation letter for organizing the summer or winter school in 2023 or 2024 providing some general details about the location, the expected period and the available infrastructure to run the event;
  2. A short paragraph outlining the topic of the school;
  3. An approximated financial budget for the event mentioning, if any, any expected sponsorship(s) or other financial sources
Please note: ERSA Summer/Winter Schools are organised in collaboration with ERSA Sections, we recommend to contact one of ERSA Section Representative before sending the material to ERSA.
The material must be sent by email to ERSA Office (
Deadline to send your application: November 30th, 2021
Calls for Papers
Full paper submission deadline: 31 December 2021
Abstracts Submission deadline before: 30 September 2021
Submission of full papers deadline: 31 December 2021
#ERSA2021 Keynote lectures are now available
by Daniela Jacob, Director Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
by Tom Broekel, University Of Stavanger Business School
The video Replay of all sessions of the workshop will be available shortly.
Stay tuned to ERSA website.
Upcoming events
IV Seminar for New Academic Researchers 2021
30 September-1st October 2021, Zaragoza, Spain
IX Conference on Regional Science
Regional economy in times of crisis
14-15 October 2021 │Online
2021 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics
Internal migrations and cross-border commuting
21-22 October 2021, University of Barcelona, Spain│ Hybrid format
Hungarian Section: 19th Annual meeting
New forms of territorial disparities and transforming regional policy
4–5 November 2021, Cornivus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Romanian Section: XIIIth International Conference
Spatial Planning, Territorial Cohesion and Cooperation in South-East Europe
4-6 November 2021│ONLINE
Spanish Section: International Conference on Regional Science
Full cities, empty territories
24-26 November 2021, Madrid, Spain
Bulgarian Section: 2021 Annual Conference
Just transition plans and regional resilience in Bulgaria
26-28 November 2021, Bulgaria
SAVE THE DATE! 35th ERSA Summer school
Circular economy & green growth: challenges for urban, regional and entrepreneurial ecosystems
13 – 17 June 2022, EM Normandy Business School, Caen, France
To Keep up-to-date with all events on the agenda,
visit our upcoming events page on our website.