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Territories Categories: Eastern Europe

The RSA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new RSA Ambassador to Slovakia. Oliver Rafaj is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Regional Development at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia. Oliver has previously worked as a Spatial Planner, a Junior Analyst in the Institute for Strategy and Analysis (ISA) in Slovakia […]

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The cross-border cooperation (CBC) has been strongly intensified in Europe over the past 30 years leading to differently integrated cross-border territories. This process has been induced by introducing INTERREG in 1990. Thereafter more initiatives in different policy fields contributed to enhancing cross-border cooperation and integration. Among them are the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) of […]

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Dates: March 22-23, 2023, 10:00 – 17:00 (GMT+2 Kyiv) Location: Kyiv National University of Economics named after Vadym Hetman (Kyiv, Ukraine). Scientists and academic staff, students of higher education institutions, civil servants and local government officials, and all those interested in the Forum’s topics are invited to participate in the Forum! The purpose of the Forum: […]

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International Conference PARADIGM SHIFTS IN LOCAL AND URBAN GOVERNANCE IGU Commission Geography of Governance Annual Conference – 2023 Budapest, 4 – 6 September 2023 Call for Abstracts Date: 4 – 6 September 2023  Conference venue: Humanities Research House (MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza), H-1097 Budapest  Themes:  The Conference is organized into 3 tracks (themes) Track 1 […]

Join us for a number of pre- and post-conference tours at the 2022 RSA CEE conference in Leipzig, Germany. Most of these tours are free, but booking in advance is required. Pre-conference tours – Wednesday, 14 September 2022 Option 1: Guided city walking tour of Leipzig, 09:30-11:30 Meeting point: Augustusplatz (Mende Fountain) Cost: £10 Click […]

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) The Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, IfL) is the only research institute for geography in Germany which is not attached to a university. The research carried out at the IfL is concerned with spatial structures and current developments that have a spatial impact in Europe, as well […]

Quotes from participants: “Nothing has such an incredible power to broaden the mind as the ability to receive insightful feedback on your research from leading scholars in the field. The RSA CEE Early Career event is an unique opportunity for young scholars to empower their knowledge and to share it with others.”  (Jolta Kacani, via […]

Addressing the four content tracks of the RSA CEE conference, four online panel & discussion series were held between March and June 2022. Please see below for more information on topics, speakers and recordings, which are available to RSA members on the RSA Lounge. These online webinars were organised jointly by the scientific committee, local […]

The rapid development and severity of the COVID-19 crisis has been a test for governments across the world. As the success or failure of these policies depended on quick and decisive action, the pandemic has also been an occasion to assess the propensity of said governments to enact restrictive policies. In the context of increasing […]

It can be argued that the ongoing financialization of local economies challenges the need for physical presence of credit intermediators, local bank branches in particular. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has only sped up the process of ‘bank de-branching’ of economies. Hypothetically, reduction in local bank networks, if compensated by new online distributional channels, should have […]

In this blog – Dr. Balázs Forman, RSA Ambassador to Hungary, offers insights on the recent 2022 Hungarian Election.    As a result of the April 3rd election, a surprising turn of events placed the Fidesz party on top with a two-thirds mandate, leaving the United Opposition and other groups with the remaining third of […]

Please note that the RSA does not provide or pay for accommodation of delegates. Every delegate must book and pay for their own travel and accommodation in Leipzig during the 2022 RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference. We have however negotiated a number of deals with different hotels in the centre of Leipzig. Delegates will need […]

As part of the 2022 RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference, we welcome proposals for Special Sessions. Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters to discuss and highlight a particular topic and to develop or further extend your network. If you are interested in organising a session, please download the special session […]

International Centre for Social and Economic Research “Leontief Centre” was established in 1991 as an independent research and consulting organization at the time of historical transformations of society, economy, and the State. The new research Centre was mainly focused on coordinating all-Russian and regional research on the transition economy to attract investment. Subsequently, the topics […]

Dr Adriana Mihaela Soaita is a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Her research, entitled “Exploring the nexus between trust, corruption and anti-corruption policies in post-communist Romania” won a RSA membership grant in 2019.  All my preparations for one-month’s fieldwork in Romania were arranged when the Covid pandemic struck. The UK’s and Romania’s borders […]

Уважаемые коллеги – российские члены Ассоциации региональных исследований (RSA) и все, кто интересуется региональной наукой и хотел бы больше узнать об Ассоциации и ее работе, В качестве посла Ассоциации в России я готов ответить на ваши вопросы и обсудить ваши идеи и предложения о развитии российской секции RSA, организации конференций и других мероприятий в России, […]

The Chair of the RSA Hungary Section is Attila Korompai, emeritus Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest. “The RSA is a significant channel to key international issues for the Hungarian regional studies community. The main objective of the Hungarian RSA section is to support the growth of a network of Hungarian regionalists. The RSA Hungary […]

You can watch the recording of the webinar  – How do we talk about ‘other’ geographies in/of Europe? 23 September 2020 here: This research network, established in 2020, connects scholars and practitioners whose work focuses on Central and East European (CEE) geographies and who are interested in postcolonial and decolonial perspectives in and on the […]

Chair: Leaza McSorley (University of Sunderland, United Kingdom) Speakers: John Bachtler (University of Strathclyde) Giancarlo Cotella (Politecnico di Torino, Italy) Marcin Dąbrowski (TU Delft, Netherlands) Sonia de Gregorio Hurtado (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain) The session, chaired by Leaza McSorley (University of Sunderland) and organised under the banner of the RSA Research Network on EU […]

We had a great time at the CEE Conference in Lublin in the second week of September and a selection of conference photos can be found here. Olga Levytska, Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine), was one of the conference bursary winners, awarded by the RSA Ambassador in […]

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