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We are delighted to share news about our sister organisation, the RSA’s European Foundation delivering the first Commissioner Seminar on Cohesion Policy in Brussels this month. This seminar series is an initiative by Dr Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms and a collaborative venture organised between Commissioner Ferreira and her Cabinet; the European Commission’s […]

September saw the final events of the 2022 CEE Programme on Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics & Regional Transformations, including the 2022 CEE Conference held in Leipzig, Germany. The programme, originally planned for 2021, had been delayed due to the pandemic and we were pleased to finally being able to work with our partners […]

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On behalf of REGIOPARL, I would like to draw your attention to the academic conference “Mapping regional involvement in EU affairs” on 20 & 21 October 2022 in Krems (Austria). The conference addresses academics as well as experts and political representatives from fields such as regional studies, European studies, public administration and from regional parliaments […]

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Post-doc positions for the ANR Urbaltour (https://anr.fr/Project-ANR-21-CE22-0008) for 12 months in urban and/or tourism studies on two hill stations in Indonesia and Malaysia: http://www.gis-reseau-asie.org/fr/postdoc-chercheur-en-etudes-urbaines-et-touristiques-indonesie-malaisie Postdoc Researcher in Urban and Tourism Studies – Indonesia/ Malaysia (F/M) Application Deadline: Monday 31st of October, 2022. General information Laboratory: UMR5600 EVS (https://umr5600.cnrs.fr/fr/accueil/) Location (administrative base): Lyon Contract type: Postdoctoral […]

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*1-2 year open-rank position on the history of Soviet glaciology in Central Asia* at the Department of Geosciences, Geography Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland This open-rank position is part of a Swiss National Science Foundation grant titled “Timescapes of ice: Soviet glacier science in Central Asia, 1950s-1980s”. The successful candidate will carry out research on […]

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PhD position (75 FTE, 4 years) for a researcher interested in doing their PhD in STS / Critical Data Studies and with a focus on ageing, education or the public sector. The deadline is the 5th of October. https://jobs.uni-graz.at/ausschreibung/en/?jh=7szbpkogpiyg8didhjk3khjchukghtd The PhD student will be associated with the Department of Sociology and teach in the joint […]

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Date: Friday 4 Nov 2022, 09:30 – 17:00 Type: Conference Spoken Language: English Building: Erasmus Pavilion Location: Campus Woudestein Ticket information: There is no fee required to participate. Register Add to calendar We would like to invite you for the Conference Caring Geographies, organised by Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management on 4 November 2022 at the Erasmus Pavilion. The […]

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 […]

Nadir Kinossian is Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig, Germany. His research interests include territorial development, multilevel governance, cultural landscapes, and the post-socialist city. Recently, he has been working on the agentic and institutional aspects of change in old industrial regions in Europe and Russia. Currently, he is the Project […]

His prime scientific interests are within the fields of spatial planning instruments such as strategic spatial planning and place branding. His research involves also economic geography concepts and the embedding of these in evolutionary governance systems. His current research focuses on analyzing the effectiveness of strategic spatial planning instruments in supporting the social and economic […]

Spatial Foresight is a private consultancy and independent think tank in the area of European territorial policies and research. Most importantly, it is a multi-national and interdisciplinary team. It has its main office in Heisdorf (Luxembourg) and branch offices in Berlin (Germany) and Paris (France). The fields of activity bring together territorial development and policy […]

This article first appeared on ROBUST’s website and has been re-blogged with permission from the authors. Modern lives are increasingly multilocal – but rural-urban policies are often yet to catch up. ROBUST’s Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Ulla Ovaska and Theresia Oedl-Wieser reflect on what we know about multilocality, and what we should rethink as rural regions look ahead to futures beyond recovery. […]

Eduardo Oliveira is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (with the aim of Habilitation) at the Economic Geography Working Group of the Department of Geography at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany. He teaches evolutionary economic geography and the interlinkage between sustainability principles and economic geography paradigms. His prime scientific interests are within the fields of spatial planning instruments […]

Heike Mayer is professor of economic geography at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Her research is in local and regional economic development with a focus on dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship, place making and sustainability. Heike started her academic career in the United States, where she completed a Ph.D. in Urban Studies (Portland State […]

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 […]

Name of event: KOSMOS Conference – Navigating the Sustainability Transformation in the 21st Century, Humboldt University Berlin The RSA Travel Grant allowed me to attend the KOSMOS Sustainability Conference in Berlin, where I presented a paper and also participated in a cutting-edge public conference format displaying some of my PhD work on low-carbon energy transitions. […]

The European Week of Regions and Cities – #EURegionsWeek is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement EU Cohesion Policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. Over the years, the event has grown into the key event on […]

Dr. Huiwen Gong is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Social Sciences Department at Eawag and an affiliated member of Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden.

Michaela Trippl is Full Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna, Austria. The main focus of her research is on regional innovation dynamics, regional industrial development and structural change and innovation policies. She has widely published in leading international journals such as Economic Geography, Regional […]

Elisa Roller is Head of Unit in the RECOVER Task Force in the Secretariat General of the European Commission with responsibility for the preparation of the Recovery and Resilience Plans in Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Romania and Slovenia, and responsibility for public administration and business environment.  Between 2012 and 2020, she was Head of a number […]

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