Date and location

  •   September 4, 2017 - September 6, 2017
  •   Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium

Conference details

To register for the event, please click here.

The 3rd FinGeo Global Seminar will be organised as part of EUGEO’s 6th Congress on the Geography of Europe in Brussels on 4-6 September 2017. A series of thematic sessions will be held on the topic “Financial geographies of Europe” chaired by Manuel Aalbers and David Bassens. These sessions are sponsored by the FINGEO RSA network.

Financial Geographies of Europe

Finance was never just another sector of the economy, but there is reason to believe that the centrality of finance to the European economies, societies and households has increased in recent decades. Geographers have scrutinized this process, known as ‘financialization’, in particular since the global financial crisis that morphed into a sovereign debt crisis. Within Europe there was—and continues to be—a strong geography to the crisis at all scales.

We are interested in studies that present geographies of the financial and debt (post-)crisis, but also in geographies of the financial sector itself. We welcome papers that address: financial flows, centres and networks; the financialization of households, corporations, state agencies and the economy at large; and also in work that address how finance relates to and implicates geopolitics, sustainability, socio-spatial equality and justice, and uneven development. Finally, we encourage contributions on methods and techniques for financial geography.

For more information you can contact session organizers Manuel Aalbers ( & David Bassens (

FinGeo Bursaries for RSA Members

A small number of travel & accommodation bursaries (typically 100-200 GBP each) is available for the attendees of the FinGeo Global Seminar (to cover some of the travel and/or accommodation expenses). Applicants must be Regional Studies Association (RSA) members to qualify (download the bursary application form here).

The deadline for bursary applications is Friday 21st April 2017.

How to get there

Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium