European Week of Regions and Cities 2018
8-11 October 2018, Brussels

ERSA is proud to renew its contribution, together with the Regional Studies Association and AESOP, for the organisation of the Master Class and the University workshops within the framework of the 16th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek).

The #EURegionsWeek is the biggest event world-wide on regional and urban development.  It is organised and led by the European Commission.

Master Class
The Master Class targets PhD students and early career researchers in the field of regional and urban policy. Its purpose is to improve the understanding of EU Cohesion Policy and its research potential among a selection of European PhD students and early-career researchers.

The University Workshops

The workshops focus on new research on regional and urban development, with renowned academics and researchers in the field of EU cohesion policy and related policies from different European countries.

ERSA co-ordinates the two following workshops:

Migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and regional economic development

Europe is currently experiencing its worst global refugee crisis in recent history. The numbers of forcefully displaced populations have significantly increased with particular areas being mostly and disproportionally affected. This session considers ways in which European cities and regions can successfully address the challenge of hosting and integrating asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants, highlighting both the humanitarian imperatives as well as relevant socio-economic issues.

Code: 10WS149
Format: Workshops
Moderator: Dimitris Ballas (co-organiser)
Speakers: Roger Casale , Nicholas Wise , Alessandra Faggian (co-organiser), Andrés Rodriguez-Pose
Thematic cluster: Social inclusion, citizenship, migration
Organisers: European Commission – DG REGIO , European Regional Science Association, Regional Studies Association
Languages: english (en)
Venue: Building SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre, Room 214

Date and time: October 10, 2018 from 09:30hs to 13:00hs

Thirty years of EU Cohesion Policy: What works? Where? for Whom?

Over the past thirty years a variety of approaches and tools have been experimented in order to promote development in all regions of the European Union (EU). The future of EU Cohesion Policy crucially depends on our capacity to take stock of past experience and figure out what works in practice and under what conditions. Researchers, practitioners and policy makers will discuss what policies, programs and projects have delivered concrete and measurable results and what conditions need to be in place in order to maximize achievements and address local needs with limited resources.

Code: 11WS152
Format: Workshops
Moderator: Riccardo Crescenzi (co-organiser)
Speakers: Lewis Dijkstra , Thomas Farole , Ugo Fratesi  (co-organiser), Dosso MafiniVassilis Monastiriotis (co-organiser), Laura Polverani
Thematic cluster: Future of cohesion policy, EU budget
Organisers: European Commission – DG REGIO , European Regional Science Association, AESOP
Languages: english (en)
Venue: Building SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre, Room 214
Date and time: October 11, 2018 from 14:30hs to 18:00hs

All events are free of charge to participants, but upon prior registration only.

Registration is open until 28 September 2018.