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Reflection on the 2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College – https://regions.regionalstudies.org/ezine/article/reflection-on-the-2019-rsa-europe-socio-spatial-dynamics-summer-college-cagliari-sardinia-italy/
The mobility of skilled individuals and the transitional nature of the workplace from a more permanent and stationary setting to one that is project-based and dominated by short term contracts is changing the economic landscape. In addition, as highly skilled workers become more reliant on finding, and subsequently bidding and securing, projects offered by a variety of entities, they also increasingly need to become entrepreneurs rather than just employees who can rely on the support mechanisms that a regular place of work usually offers. Conversely, low skilled individuals face increased job insecurity and competition both domestically and internationally (via imports from low labour cost countries and value chains).
The co-evolution of skills, mobility and entrepreneurship, and the rapid pace of how these transitions occur in the contemporary knowledge-based economy provides a fertile environment for inter-disciplinary discourse and scientific inquiry. RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College 2019 aims to coach students and early career researchers to collaborate and work across disciplines in order to tackle these and related, societal challenges.
- To develop new networks beyond economic geography and regional disciplines
- To explore collaborations at the intersection of disciplines
- To push the frontier of scientific inquiry in one field by incorporation of ideas and theories from others
- To connect young talented researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds
- To offer participants valuable networking opportunities with peers and also with course tutors
- To offer participants training in methods and skills and the opportunity to discuss and develop their understanding of, and contribution to, theoretical advancement
- To encourage and pursue the development of future leading researchers
The venue, CRENoS (Centre for North South Economic Research) is located at the University of Cagliari in the stunning Mediterranean metropolis of Cagliari, Sardinia, and provides an ideal setting for this event.
The RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College is organised by Regional Studies Association European Foundation through an interdisciplinary committee:
- Stefano Usai – CRENoS & Dept of Economics and Business, Università di Cagliari, Sardinia
- Emanuela Marrocu – CRENoS & Dept of Economics and Business, Università di Cagliari, Sardinia
- Riccardo Crescenzi – Dept of Geography, London School of Economics, UK
- Dieter F. Kogler – Spatial Dynamics Lab, University College Dublin, Ireland
- Alessandro Plaisant – Dept of Architecture, Design and Urbanization, Università di Sassari, Italy
- RSA Europe Conference Local Organiser: Michela Cordeddu