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Institute of Regional Studies (of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies) launches a new online REGINAR SERIES event. Our newly launched Reginar, a series of webinars in English: The first Regionar was held  on 30 September 2022 on Borders, Regional Cooperation and Geopolitics in Times of Conflict: Hungarian Perspectives. This is available on […]

Article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union recognizes “a particular attention” to mountainous areas and encourages dedicated measures for these territories via the European Cohesion Policy. This article reflects on the impacts of the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy on mountain areas, and it introduces its opportunities over the 2021-2027 programming period. […]

We join the UK and international community in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect, on Monday 19th September 2022, the Regional Studies Association office will be closed for the State Funeral. We will reopen on Tuesday 20th September.

We welcome Simon Clarke MP to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities and we offer any help to him as he begins to understand the depth and breadth of his portfolio. Our Policy Impact book Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge, co-authored by Professor […]

We were very much saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and we are thinking of the Royal Family at this very difficult time.

The RSA is pleased to announce that its Research Network Grant Scheme is open once more. The scheme was placed on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic and has now been reinstated with a deadline of 29 November 2022. The maximum funding for a Research Network is: £10,000 (c. $13,300; c. €11,800) for newly established networks; £7,500 (c. $10,000; […]

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    There is a significant body of research on Dynamic Capabilities (DC), but little is known about how Public Sector Organizations (PSOs) build these capabilities. In this article we […]

Sign up for an RSA membership* before midnight on the 21st August 2022 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book from our Regions and Cities Series.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of […]

Negotiating Economic Growth and Geopolitical Risks: Regional Impacts and Implications of Chinese investments in the UK, 2000-2020 This project addresses a major and surprisingly under-addressed gap in regional studies, namely the role of geopolitics in regional economic resilience. Through examining whether subnational regions (firms, local authorities and workers) in the UK are willing to trade […]

Designing Regional Innovation Policies from Innovation Scoreboards This MeRSA project aims to transform the European Innovation Scoreboard into a useful instrument for the definition, measurement and directionality of innovation policies. The project goes beyond the state-of-the-art by developing a technology (i.e. computational software) that measures innovation from multiple perspectives (i.e. glasses): size, efficiency, cross efficiency, […]

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 […]

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Various studies have acknowledged and highlighted the significant contribution of an integrated system to adopt and execute climate action plans. This article will attempt to unveil the influence […]

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 […]

In 2019, a friend knowing that I’m a regular cyclist asked me if I’d like to join a group planning to ride the iconic UK “end to end”. Pre-pandemic I was riding regularly and pretty fit and I readily agreed. When covid struck the 2020 trip was postponed to 2021 and then to 2022. I’ve […]

We will be part of next week’s GCEG in Dublin which promises to be an exciting event and an opportunity to meet many RSA members and the wider community in person again. If you are attending the conference in Dublin, please join an RSA session (see below) or visit the RSA stand. We’d love to […]

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, IfL) is the only non-university research institute for geography in Germany. Together with 96 other independent research institutions, the IfL is a member of the Leibniz Association. Under the heading “Geographies of the Regional” we analyse regional restructuring processes, their economic and social impacts, and regional […]

The European Association of Regional Development Agencies (EURADA) builds up a community through assembling a network of members from Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) across 23 different countries. The main focus of EURADA is centring on the continuous development and improvement of the economy of their regions. EURADA, being based in Brussels, has an important role […]

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 […]

The impacts of COVID-19 have been experienced unevenly: health impacts of the disease are well known to differ with greater risks associated with co-morbidities, including increased age and other vulnerabilities. The economic impacts are similarly diverse, with shocking intensity varying by groups: those from low-income backgrounds have been more likely to experience financial hardship, as […]

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 […]

The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly altered the habits and lifestyle of worldwide populations and will have effects in the medium-long run. The need for «social distancing» has encouraged a reschedule of the working methods. It was evident in the service industry, where remote working- including teleworking and home-working – achieved the limelight.     Background […]

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 […]

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