ERSA2018 Registration is OPEN, EWRC Master Class, ERSA-REGIO Upcoming Lecture

ERSA2018 Registration is OPEN, EWRC Master Class, ERSA-REGIO Upcoming Lecture

ERSA Event News – 5 April 2018


The issue contains:

·     ERSA2018: Registration is OPEN!

·     2018 EWRC Master Class: Call for Applications

·     2nd ERSA-REGIO Academic Lecture: Registration is OPEN


ERSA2018: Registration is open


The notifications of acceptance have been sent out. Over 940 submissions accepted from 57 countries around the world.

‘We are very enthusiastic about the quality of the submissions received which promises an excellent academic programme!’ says Declan Jordan, Chair of the Local Organising Committe.

The first draft programme is expected in mid-June!


Programme at a glance


·     4 Plenary and Keynote Sessions more

·     Over 230 Sessions foreseen: Special Sessions, Refereed Sessions, Young Scientists and Epainos Sessions and Ordinary Sessions – see congress themes

·     4 Technical Excursions more

·     3 Social Events more

·     2 Post-Congress Tours more


Why be part of it?


·     Over 800 participants expected this year in Cork: The largest academic congress in the field of regional science worldwide.

·     Learn more from renowned scholars

·     Present your work and meet up with colleagues and friends


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·     Network, and find out about new developments in the field

·     Cork: A very attractive city where there’s a lot of things to see, eat, drink and do!

See below the cultural vibrancy score of Cork

(source: JRC Science for Policy Report, European Commission, 2018)


Best rates before June 9




2018 Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy


Call for applications is open


ERSA is proud to collaborate again in the Master Class programme organised withing the framework of the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities.The Master Class is organised and led by the European Commission.

We are very enthusiastic about supporting young scientists with added-value programme like this one!


This year’s topics:
1) Reshaping governance and institutional relations

2) Territorial cohesion and cooperation;

3) Policy effectiveness in response to development challenges for European regions.


Target group and application deadline:


Interested PhD students and early career researchers are requested to submit applications by the deadline of 9 May 2018, 15.00 (GMT) or 16.00 (CET).



ERSA-REGIO Lecture with Henri de Groot


Registration is open!


We kindly invite you to attend the next ERSA-REGIO Lecture titled “The role of EU cities for regional development: Opportunities and challenges”.

In his lecture, Prof. Henri de Groot (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands ) will discuss the crucial role that cities have played in the past decades and also discuss the associated consequences for interpersonal and spatial inequalities and the sorting of people. more

Discussant: Prof. Céline Rozenblat, University of Lausanne, Switzerland


23 April 2018 from 15:00-17:00 at DG REGIO premises, Brussels, Belgium.


Registration is free but mandatory! Interested. Don’t wait anymore send an email to to obtain the registration link.