16th European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 

6th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy for PhD students and early career researchers

7-11 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium


Applications are being sought from PhD students and early career researchers (defined as being within five years of the date on their PhD certificate or equivalent) undertaking research related to European Cohesion Policy to attend the 16th EUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES 2018 University Master Class.

The Master Class will be organised and led by the European Commission, DG for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Regional Studies Association (RSA) in cooperation with the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). A selection panel composed of these organisations will be responsible for reviewing the applications and selecting participants. 

The Master Class is a unique format to connect aspiring researchers and will include presentations of papers by the participants as well as lectures and panel debates with policymakers, EU officials and senior academics to improve understanding of, and research, on EU Cohesion Policy. In particular, the Master Class will serve to
• discuss recent research on European regional and urban development and EU Cohesion Policy;
• enable PhD students and early career researchers to exchange views and network with policymakers, EU officials and senior academics;
• raise awareness and understanding of the research potential in the field of EU Cohesion Policy.

The Master Class will have 30 attendees from EU Member States and non-EU countries.

Application deadline is 9th May 2018, 15.00 (GMT) or 16.00 (CET). 

More details at http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/2018-master-class-on-eu-cohesion-policy