Join us in Brussels for 6 outstanding University sessions !

EURegionsWeek is is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.

It is an unmissable event for Academics, researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners in the field of European cohesion policy.

ERSA together with RSA and AESOP have organised 6 outstanding University Sessions, see below the programme:

  • Tuesday 10th October, 09.30-10.30 CEST, Session code: 10WS23617
    Remote Work Possibilities to Enhance Border Regions Labour Markets :
    Speaker: Jouke van Dijk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Moderator: Stephan Brunow, University of Applied Labour Studies, Schwering Germany

  • Tuesday 10th October, 11.30-12.30 CEST, Session code: 10WS23620
    Discussing Persistent Legal-administrative & Institutional Border Barriers Across the EU
    Speakers: Ricardo Ferreira, Representative, European Commission – DG REGIO – Joanna Kurowska-Pysz, Representative, WSB University – Estelle Evrard, University of Luxembourg
    Moderator: Eduardo Medeiros, Setúbal Polytecnic Institute, Portugal

  • Tuesday 10th October, 14.30-15.30 CEST, Session code: 10WS23623
    Do you Believe in Climate Neutrality by 2040? Levers & Cornerstones of the Transformation
    Speakers: Maciej Sytek, President, Regional Development Agency in Konin – Farzana Gandhi – Peter Lichtenwöhrer, Expert, City of Vienna
    Moderator: Kinga Hat, Head of sector, Metropolitan Region Development Management Vienna / Lower Austria

  • Tuesday 10th October, 16.30-17.30 CEST, Session code: – 10WS23628: Mid-sized University Cities in the European Union: Graduate Flows & Local Labour Market
    Speaker: Alina Schoenberg, Professor, IMC Fachhochschule Krems, Austria 
    Moderator: Yannis Psycharis, Professor, Panteion University, Athens, Elect Vice-President of ERSA   

  • Wednesday 11th October, 09.30-10.30 CEST, Session code: 11WS23630
    ‘Left Behind Places’: Findings of a Cross-National Study –
    Speakers: Tim Leibert, Representative, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography – Sanne Velthuis, Representative, Newcastle University – Nora Nafaa
    Moderator: Danny Mackinnon, Professor, Newcastle University

  • Wednesday 11th October, 11.30-12.30 CEST, Session code: 11WS23632
    How European Regions can Stop the Brain Drain and Attract New Talent?
    Speaker: Rina Camporese, Head of unit, ISTAT-Italian National Institute of Statistics
    Moderator: Simona Cafieri, Representative, ISTAT-Italian National Institute of Statistics

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Deadline 30 September:

21st  European Week of Regions and Cities
Thriving Regions, Stronger Europe
9-12 October 2023, Brussels (Belgium)

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is a major annual event dedicated to regional policy. The week serves as a platform to discuss and showcase the development of EU Cohesion Policy and to raise awareness of the importance of regions and cities in EU policymaking. More information on the week can be found at
The #EURegionsWeekCollege and the #EURegionsWeekUniversity are organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) advised by the Regional Studies Association European Foundation (RSA Europe) and with the cooperation of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).