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The Open Society University Forum is currently inviting applications for 32 postdoctoral fellows and 8 senior fellows for 8-month residential fellowships in Bogota, Colombo, Budapest and Cape Town. These are paid positions. Applications are open until filled (although please ask those who are interested to apply as soon as possible). There are four hubs : […]

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The STARS scholarship provides fully funded PhD positions, guaranteeing high-quality education and ample financial support for students enrolled in the Faculty of Science’s doctoral programs. The primary aim of the STARS program is to attract exceptional students, both from international locations and within the Czech Republic. Students enrolled in the STARS program can expect a […]

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RKK40 Anniversary Conference Organised by HUN-REN KRTK Institute for Regional Studies We are delighted to announce the launch of the call for abstracts for the International Conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of RKK (Institute for Regional Studies). Come, present and celebrate with us. The Institute for Regional Studies was established in 1984 as a network-based […]

Ida Musiałkowska graduated from the Poznań University of Economics in 1999 and obtained PhD in economics from the same university in 2005 (Ph.D. thesis “Regional Business Cycles in the EU”. In 2017 she got her post-doctoral degree in economics (the monograph “The use of the experiences in EU Cohesion Policy by Mercosur”). In 1998 she […]

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Call for Papers Regional Studies Association: Research Seminar Series  Leadership & Politics & Governance in Turbulent Times: Global and Geopolitical Challenges in a Changing Europe Date: 14-15 March 2024 (Thursday and Friday) Conveners: Martin Pelucha (Prague University of Economics and Business), John Gibney (University of Birmingham), Joyce Liddle and John Shutt (Northumbria University), Ignazio Cabras […]

It is with deep appreciation that RSA says goodbye to the Chair of the RSA Hungary Branch, Attila Korompai. Attila was one of the longest serving of our Territorial Representatives, having supported us since 1992. We thank Attila for his dedication and commitment over the many years as the Chair of our Hungary Branch. We […]

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 and an expert consultant for Trnava self-governing region. Please find below […]

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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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: […]

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 […]

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