- News of the Call for submissions:
Over 860 abstracts/papers received from across 53 countries of Europe and elsewhere!
A new promising International platform for high-level exchanges of knowledge gathering young and senior scientists.
- In addition to ESPON and the Urban Economics Association, ERSA and the Bratislava Local Organising Committee are pleased to announce the participation of AESOP and The International Federation for Housing and Planning in the Congress programme. Further information will follow.
- NEW: Policy Day on "THE NEW URBAN WORLD: A PLACE 4 ALL"
The specific focus of this interactive event will be on ‘Urban Futures 2050’.
This half-day activity will be take place on Wednesday, August 22.
A wealth of well-known scholars from all over the world will present challenging but informed views on Urban Images 2050, supported by evidence from all major regions in the world. Interactive debates and animated presentations on Urban Idols
will prompt out-of-the-box thinking, with the aim to generate both new insights and ingredients for a future-oriented research agenda. The organizers of this special events are Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp and Mark Partridge.
- Smart Specialisation Strategies for European Regions:How?
In its latest documents focusing on innovation, competitiveness and regional
development (see "Flagship Union of the Innovation", "Smart Growth", "Horizon
2020", etc.) the European Commission promotes a promising idea: Smart
Specialisation of Regions which would make it possible to improve the performance
of the national and regional systems of innovation and to differentiate the use of the
European funds. Yet, it raises many questions that cannot be answered without a
proper articulation of (i) data collection and treatment and (2) theoretical approaches.
Starting at the same time as the registration for the Bratislava Congress, ERSA
will gather and organise information about current researches focusing on Smart
Specialization Strategies developed throughout Europe.
The ERSA Board, through i
ts Executive director Richard Kelly will also actively
promote the networking between researchers and institutional actors in order to
strengthen a dedicated European network.
For more information or suggestions, contact Richard Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
- Highlight your presence at the Congress:
ERSA Congress Sponsor/Exhibitor brochure is now available online HERE.