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5 Postdoctoral Researcher positions, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), Spain

5 Postdoctoral Researcher positions at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) Having been awarded the “Maria de Maeztu” Unit of Excellence distinction of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) is seeking 5 postdoctoral fellows to work on research topics related to oceanic and land-use systems, cities, […]

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Postdoc opportunity, Centre for Advanced Studies Mobilities and the Humanities, University of Padua, Italy

**POSTDOC RESEARCH GRANT ON MOBILITIES AND THE HUMANITIES** The Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World at the University of Padua, Italy, has opened a 24-months postdoctoral position to develop research in line with the Department project on Mobilities & the Humanities. Candidates shall submit a research project exploring new paradigms for […]

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7 PhD positions: Regional Science & Economic Geography, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

The Gran Sasso Science Institute, a recently established public university dedicated to doctoral education in L’Aquila, Italy, has just advertised 7 positions in its English-taught PhD programme in Regional Science & Economic Geography. The aim of the PhD in Regional Science and Economic Geography is to address issues related to local and regional development. The […]

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Research Professor, Associate Research Professor, Department Of Economics, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS (UCY) DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS ECONOMICS RESEARCH CENTRE (CypERC) ERA CHAIR IN SCIENCE AND INNOVATION POLICY AND STUDIES FULL-TIME EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA (ERA) CHAIR HOLDER POSITION IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION POLICY AND STUDIES Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) Full-Time Research Professor or […]

RSA Women’s Network supports Collaborative International Research during Pandemic

Anyone with teaching responsibilities will know how difficult it has been to carve out time and space for research during the past year. For early career researchers that has been even more difficult to achieve. However working collaboratively can be one way to keep your research alive, create new connections and the power of networks […]

The Sense of the Word “Reforms” in the Italian Labour Market

Salvatore Perri, Professor of Political Economy, University of Magna Graecia (Catanzaro, Italy). Author contact: perriphdsalvatore@gmail.com The situation Today in Italy, we are experiencing a 10% unemployment rate (about 45% for young people in the southern regions), a relationship debt/GDP close to 136%, an increasing level of poverty and inequalities[1], and a form of stagnation in […]

Reflections on the Coronavirus in Italy

Balázs György Forman is Associate Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest Department of Economic Geography. In Italy, we would never have expected this. The coronavirus pandemic has brought an extremely profound economic, social and political divorce in Italy. If one sees the Milan or Florence Cathedrals, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and loves the Adriatic […]

Does the Cohesion policy work? The role of EU Funds and of Nationally-Based Policies

The Impact Assessment Office of the Senate of the Italian Republic published the research report “Spending for Growth? 30 years of EU policies for deprived areas: the impact of cohesion in Italy and Europe” made in collaboration with the Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe) and the Institute for finance and the Local Economy (IFEL) […]

Old-fashioned innovation theories ignore the affordances of peripheries: How slow innovators flourish in Europe`s peripheral regions

Heike Mayer is professor of economic geography at the University of Bern. She is interested in innovation and entrepreneurship dynamics in peripheral regions. Her current project is funded by the MeRSA grant and she has been conducting field work in peripheral regions in the Italian, Austrian and Swiss Alps. Peripheral regions are more innovative than […]

2020 Annual Conference Bursary Winners

For the 2020 Annual Conference #RSA20, the RSA awards a number of bursaries. Below you can find the winners for this year’s Annual Conference: Top row, left to right: Sofia Kazakova (Institute for Public Finance Reform, Russia) Simone Maria Grabner (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy) Piotr Idczak (Poznan University of Economics, Poland) Middle row, left […]

4th Networking Workshop for Early and Mid-Career Women in Regional Studies and Regional Science - CANCELLED

17 June 2020

Discuss and Debate Sessions at #RSA20 Annual Conference

Join us for our high-profile discuss and debate sessions at #RSA20. These sessions take place on Friday 19th June from 13.30-14.40. Please click below for more details.

Technical Tours and Side Events

There will be a number of Technical Tours at this year’s #RSA20 Annual Conference. These will be free of charge, but we kindly ask you to reserve a space online below. Please note that all tours and waiting lists are currently fully booked. Thank you for your understanding.

2020 RSA Annual Conference Sponsors and Supporters

We thank our sponsors and supporters who will be at our Annual Conference #RSA20 conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Student and EC Sessions at #RSA20 Annual Conference

Student and Early Career sessions Career paths for academics outside higher education Many early career researchers find themselves at a crossroads as they finish their PhDs. They have to make some important decisions which are likely to fundamentally shape their careers. Not only will they want to build a successful career by securing a good […]

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities at #RSA20 Annual Conference

The Annual Conference #RSA20 will gather over 600 participants from academia, policy and practice, representing over 50 different countries and thus will provide an excellent platform to present your work and/or organisation. Sponsor a Special Session Special Sessions are a great way to bring together presenters and delegates to discuss and highlight a particular topic […]

#EURegionsWeek UNIVERSITY: Territorialising EU Cohesion Policy to bring it closer to citizens

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 […]

International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe

16 January 2020

Mattia Casula

Name of event: 4th edition of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) The 4th edition of the International Conference of Public (ICPP4) was organized by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), a leading international organization in the field of policy science.  It aims to promote the international diffusion of knowledge on public policy, disseminating […]

2020 RSA Annual Conference Special Sessions

As part of the 2020 RSA Annual 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.

ERC Starting Grant “DESPO-Deindustrializing Societies and the Political Consequences“ awarded to RSA member Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet

We are happy to share some exciting news with the RSA community. Dr. Anne-Marie T. Jeannet – RSA member and Research Fellow at the Dondena Center for Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant. We are very proud to say that Anne-Marie used her RSA Early Career grant […]

Elisa Giuliani

Elisa Giuliani (PhD SPRU, Sussex University) is Full Professor at the Department of Economics & Management of the University of Pisa, and 2017-2018 visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management. She is Associate Editor for Research Policy, and part of the Editorial Boards of Economic Geography, the Journal of Economic Geography and the Business and Human Rights Journal. Her research cuts […]

Elton Stafa

Elton Stafa

Elton is actively engaged as a consultant providing expert knowledge and technical assistance to the Government of Albania in developing and implementing effective decentralization policies, legislation and reforms through the USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project and Co-Plan Institute for Habitat Development.  He also works for the Network of Associations of Local Governments in South-East […]

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