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Territories Categories: Southern Europe

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 […]

#CPnet Workshop: The Social Dimensions Of Cohesion Policy - CANCELLED

20 April 2020

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 […]

2020 RSA Annual Conference - POSTPONED to 2022

17 June 2020

2019 RSA Annual Conference

5 June 2019
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2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development

26 September 2018
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2018 RSA Europe's Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College

4 September 2018

2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College

3 September 2019

2019 2nd Networking Workshop for Early and Mid-Career Women in Regional Studies and Science

8 June 2019

The 2014-2020 EU cohesion policy in Italy: the regional expenditure Posted: 29 Jul 2019

Francesco Aiello is Full Professor in Economics at the University of Calabria (Italy) where he teaches Political Economy and International Trade. He is an applied economist with a long dated experience in teaching and research and author of a number of papers published in referred journals in the fields of R&D, trade policy and development […]

Profile - Flavia Martinelli

Flavia Martinelli

Flavia Martinelli is Professor at the Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy, where she currently teaches Policies and Strategies for Territorial Cohesion. She has worked on regional development processes, disparities, and policies, with particular attention to the historically lagging South of Italy, in a comparative perspective. She has been involved in several EU-funded collaborative projects […]

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