From Cork to Lyon – Latest updates – Events and ongoing Calls

From Cork to Lyon – Latest updates – Events and ongoing Calls


27 September Issue – Nr 10


The issue contains:

·     ERSA2018 Congress photos

·     Call for Appllication: 2nd ERSA Winter School, Trento, Italy

·     ERSA at #EURegionsWeek

·     Events Agenda – coming next and in 2019

·     Vacancies


The 2018 ERSA Congress concluded successfully on 31 August
Our satisfaction survey confirms that the congress programme encountered a good satisfaction of 83% of respondents.

The survey also reveals that Networking opportunities met the expectations of 95% of respondents with and 85% were happy with the feedback obtained on their research from peers.


See the photos of the event here


ERSA Awards presented at Cork


2018 Epainos Award Winner

Daniele Mantegazzi, 

Università della Svizzera Italiana,

with his paper on The geography of political ideologies in Switzerland more

2018 ERSA Prize Winner

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

was awarded the ERSA Prize in Regional Science for his outstanding contribution to pushing the boundaries of regional science. more


Newly elected President of ERSA

ERSA Section representatives unanimously elected André Torre as the new President of ERSA at the ERSAC Meeting held at Cork on 31 August.
André Torre, will succeed Jouke van Dijk as per January 2019.

André underlines «the attractiveness of ERSA with its place at the forefront of the scientific debate and as a meeting point for researchers from various places, disciplines and approaches”. more


Handover of the ERSA flag to Lyon

A key moment of the Closing Ceremony, was the handover of the ERSA flag to Lyon, City host of the 59th ERSA Congress to be held from 27-30 August 2019. 

The preparations have already started. We wish the Lyon Local Organising Committee and ERSA French Section ASRDLF a lot of success.


2nd ERSA Winter School

21-25 January 2019, Trento, Italy


Last two days to apply

Call for Application Deadline: 28 September 2018. more


The draft Agenda is now available

A promising programme including prominent Scholars in the field.

The already confirmed lecturers are:

Rudiger Ahrend, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

Roberta Capello, , Politecnico of Milan

Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics

Diego Giuliani, University of Trento

Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Deputy Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD

Guido Pellegrini, University La Sapienza, Rome

Jouke van Dijk, University of Groningen

Eveline van Leeuwen, Wageningen University & Research


Download the draft agenda here


Reminder: Last days to register and join us at #EURegionsWeek
ERSA is involved in the Master Class programe and two university workshops more


The #EURegionsWeek is the biggest event world-wide on regional and urban development. It is organised and led by the European Commission.


All events are free of charge to participants, but upon prior registration only.

Registration deadline: 28 September 2018. Register now


Next on the agenda


2018 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

Territorial resilience: mitigation and adaptation

4-5 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Final Programme is out more

Keynote Speakers: Alessandra Faggian and Péter Benczúr

Registration deadline: 28 September 2018


ERSA supports this event.


2nd International Conference of the IGU Commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering

17-19 October 2018, Jönköping, Sweden

Deadline for full paper submission: 1 October 2018 more


Hungarian Section – 16th Annual Meeting

Flows in the spatial economy

18-19 October 2018, Kecskemét, Hungary

The Call for abstracts and registration deadline: 30 September 2018.


ERSA supports this event. more


ESPON 2020 Scientific Conference

Building the next generation of research on territorial development

14 November 2018, London, United Kingdom

Notification of acceptance and Programme: end of September

ERSA supports this event. more


Dutch Section

2-days Meeting on Smart Cities & Development

Where do big data and regional science meet? And what can they deliver for policy making

15-16 November 2018, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Jointly organised with JADS (Jheronimus Academy of Data Science). Save the date! More info to be published shortlly more


4th ERSA-REGIO Academic Lecture 2018

19 November 2018, DG REGIO, Brussels, Belgium

Lecturer: Alessandra Faggian

Topic: Brain drain, brain circulation and its importance for regional development



Mark your agenda 2019


32nd ERSA Summer School

Cities and regions in the process of transformation

16-22 June 2019, Katowice, Poland

Call for Application Start: 17 December 2018  more


The 56th Colloquium of the ASRDLF and the 12th Conference of the Romanian Regional Science Association

4-6 July 2019, ”Al.I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania


Save the date! More info to be published shortlly



RSAI British & Irish Section

47th Annual Conference

16-18 July 2019, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Save the date! More info to be published shortlly




59th ERSA Congress

Cities, regions and digital transformations: opportunities, risks and challenges

27-30 August 2019, Lyon, France

Call for Special Sessions Start: 22 October 2018

Call for abstracts (and) papers Start: 10 December 2018



To Keep up-to-date with all events on the agenda,

visit our upcoming events page on our website.


See ongoing offer
·     Assistant Professor Urban Economics (Tenure Track), University of Wageningen, Netherlands

Deadline for applications: 28 September 2018 more



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