Date and location

  •   October 8, 2012 - October 11, 2012
  •   Brussels, Belgium

Conference details

Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission and the Regional Studies Association invited early career researchers in European Regional Policy to present their research in the form of a poster at the 10th OPEN DAYS 2012 European Week of Cities and Regions (8th-11th October 2012).

The 10th OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities was held in Brussels. Together with the EU institutions, more than 200 regions and cites contributed to a programme of 100 seminars, workshops, debates, exhibitions and networking opportunities for around 6,000 participants.

Shortlisted finalists were invited to attend OPEN DAYS to showcase research via a poster. Five finalists presented their research at OPEN DAYS in front of approximately 60 participants and the Jury panel which was made up of:

  • Professor Andrew Beer (Chair), University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor Markku Sotarauta, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Ms Andriana Sukova-Tosheva , European Social Fund, Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


Kristinn Hermannsson (University of Strathclyde, UK): Biogas From Seaweed As A Local Energy Source


Claire Colomb (University College London, UK): Investigating Transboundary Policy Learning In European Territorial Cooperation Projects

Valentina Cattivelli (Södertörn University And Stockholm Institute Of Transition Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden): Sustainable Governance Of Urban Rural Relations: Examples Of European Good Practices

Christopher Huggins (University of Portsmouth, UK): Local Government Transnational Networking 

Konstantinos Oikonomou (University of Athens, Greece):  European Integration And Emulation: Utopia Or Expected Reality? (document not available)

How to get there

Brussels, Belgium