The European Organizing Committee (EOC) assist the President and the Council (ERSAC) in managing the affairs of the ERSA. The chairperson of the EOC is the President. Among others, the EOC is responsible for the organization of the annual European Congress of the ERSA as well for the dissemination of information about regional science activities (like the European Newsletters) and other publication activities strengthening the image of ERSA.

The Committee (EOC) is free to assign other specific tasks to its members. The members of the EOC are elected by the Council (ERSAC) from among the members of the ERSA. The number of EOC members is restricted by the Council. Membership of the EOC will last for a period of up to five years; only one subsequent period of membership is possible.

EOC Board members

  • Andre Torre
    ERSA President, term ends in December 2023
    University Paris-Saclay
    UMR SAD-APT; INRAE – Agroparistech; 16, rue Claude Bernard
    75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Phone: +33(0)686878093; Fax: +33(0)144081657
  • Eveline van Leeuwen
    ERSA Vice-President, term ends in December 2023
    Wageningen University – Department of Urban Economics, The Netherlands
    Scientific Director, AMS Institute, the Netherlands
  • Maciej Turala
    ERSA Secretary, term ends in December 2020 (the second term as Secretary)
    Faculty of Management, University of Lodz, 22/26 Matejki Str., 90-237 Lodz,
    Phone: +48 42 6356288; Fax: +48 42 6655631
  • Laura Resmini
    ERSA Treasurer, term ends in December 2020 (the second term as Treasurer)
    Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca sociale, Università di Milano Bicocca (Palazzo U7),
    Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi, 8, 20126 Milano, Italy
    Phone: + 39 02 6448 7492, Fax. +39 02 6448 7561
    Università della Valle d’Aosta, Faculty of Political Science and International
    Relationships, Loc. Grand Chemin, 73/73, 11020 Aosta, Italy

EOC  members

  • Francisco Carballo Cruz
    EOC, term ends in December 2021 (the second term as EOC Member)
    Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management (EEG),
    University of Minho, Largo do Paço, s/n, 4700 Braga, Portugal
    Phone: +351 253 601932
  • Daniela Constantin
    EOC, term ends in December 2020
    Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, Bd. Lascar Catargiu 16A, ap.8, sector 1, RO-010761 Bucharest
    Phone: +4 – 0723 -184 – 807; Fax: +4 – 021- 40-29-210;
    E-mail: or
  • Tomaso Pompili
    EOC, term ends in December 2021
    State University of Milan at Bicocca, Faculty of Sociology
    Phone: +39 02 6448 7594; Mobile: +39 333 8370419
    Fax: +39 02 6448 7561
  • Yannis Psycharis
    EOC, term ends in December 2021 (the second term as EOC Member)
    Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Economic
    and Regional Development, 36 Syngrou Av., 176 71 ATHENS, Greece
    Phone: +30 210 9201722; Fax: +30 210 9232979 
  • Vicente Royuela
    EOC, term ends in December 2021
    Managing Editor, REGION
  • Roberta Capello
    Editor-in-Chief, Papers in Regional Science

EOC members co-opted from LOC European Congresses and Summer Schools:


  • Atilla Varga
    LOC Pécs Congress 2020, term ends in December 2020

Summer School

  • Leïla Kebir
    Summer School LOC, Sion 2020, term ends in December 2020
    E-mail address:

In case of any inaccuracies or errors please contact the ERSA Secretary at:

EOC meeting’s minutes