Date and location
- October 10, 2011 - October 13, 2011
- Brussels, Belgium
The second annual early career researcher competition was held at this year's OPEN DAYS, European Week of Regions and Cities (10-13 October). Regional Policy DG, together with the Regional Studies Association, invited early career researchers in European regional policy to present their research in the form of a poster. 6 finalists were chosen this year out of nearly 80 applications by the jury, which was made up of:
- Veronica Gaffey, Head of the Evaluation Unit, DG Regional Policy, European Commission
- Ana Stankaitiene, Principal adviser, EU Structural Assistance Management Department, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania
- David Bailey , Chair of the Regional Studies Association, and Professor at the Faculty of Business, Environment and Society, Coventry University, United Kingdom
The six finalists presented their research at OPEN DAYS in front of approximately 40 participants.
The winner, Anne Nygaard Tanner from the Technical University of Denmark presented her research “Where do high tech industries of the 21st century locate? And how can regional policy attract new industries?”
Runner-up, Andrei Mitrea from the 'Ion Mincu' University of Architecture and Urban Planning (UAUIM), Bucharest, Romania presented his research on: “Regional Innovation Systems within Urban-Rural Relations in Romania. A mid-term regional development strategy based on the wood industry”.
- Steffen Osterloh (Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany): Can Regional Transfers Buy Public Support? Evidence from EU Structural Policy
- Alexander Wandl (Spatial Planning and Strategy- Department of Urbanism at TU Delft, The Nederlands): Territories-In-Between: A European Cross Case Study on the Planning of Areas Between Urban and Rural
- Daniel Sánchez Serra (Autonomous University of Barcelona [UAB], Barcelona, Spain): Determinants of the concentration of creative industries in Europe: a comparison between Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Portugal
- Marcin Dabrowski (Institute for European Integration Research, Vienna, Austria): Assessing the effectiveness and impacts of EU cohesion policy at the sub-national level in the new member states: is there capacity to deliver?