Message from Dr Mazzei
I am a Senior Lecturer at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, and a program leader for an MSc in Social Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University. I have studied political science and sociology at the University of Florence. I hold a Master Degree in Applied Social Research from the University of Manchester and a PhD in human geography from Durham University. My interest in social innovation and the social economy is threefold: understanding the contextual determinants of social enterprise development and performance; understanding the dynamics of local (and regional) economies; and the involvement of voluntary and community organisations in delivery of public services.
Minutes of previous meetings of the Scotland Section of RSA can be found to the right in the documents section.
Event Title: Regional Policy in Scotland after Brexit
Event Type: Research Conference
Location: Court-Senate Suite, Collins Building, Richmond Street, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Date: Friday 7th February 2020, 9.15-5pm
The ‘Regional Policy in Scotland after Brexit’ Conference was organised by the Scottish Government in partnership with the Regional Studies Association (Scottish Branch), the European Policies Research Centre (University of Strathclyde) and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change (University of Edinburgh). The Conference took a fresh, evidence-based look at regional and local development in Scotland and the regional policy responses that are required.
The Conference was opened by Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde.
Professor John Bachtler, European Policies Research Centre, opened the academic programme by providing an overview of regional inequality in Europe and the contribution of Structural Funds in Scotland between 1975 and 2020. His presentation ‘From cohesion to shared prosperity’ highlighted the lack of institutional stability in Scotland, and the implications of losing European Structural Funds. John discussed the recent trends in regional policy in the UK, namely the impact of the crisis on government interventions and the recent revival of thinking about subnational scales of economic development.
This was followed by four sessions:
- territorial challenges in Scotland and the United Kingdom;
- UK Government policymaking and shared prosperity in Scotland;
- the political economy of regional policy in Scotland; and
- the priorities and instruments of future policy – possibilities and limits.
Please click here for the full program.
Please note: The Scotland Section is a limited agent for the Regional Studies Association but without any authority to incur financial liability for that Association.