ERSA Summer School 2022
Circular economy & green growth: challenges for urban, regional and entrepreneurial ecosystems
13 – 17 June 2022, EM Normandy Business School, Caen, France

The European Regional Science Association, in collaboration with ERSA French Speaking Section (ASRDLF) and the EM Normandie Business School, is pleased to announce that the 35th ERSA Summer School will be held at the EM Normandy Business School, Caen, France, from June 13-17, 2022. 

This edition’s topic will feature: “Circular economy & green growth: challenges for urban, regional and entrepreneurial ecosystems”.

The Summer School School is labelled ERSA 2022 Summer School Class “Claude Lacour”

Claude Lacour is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux Sciences Economiques laboratory. He is specialist in urban and spatial economics, with a strong focus on other disciplines. His research focuses on spatial planning, metropolitan dynamics and the technological trajectories of cities and regions. His latest publications are on “Regional science and the COVID-19 crisis” which leads to a review of the fundamental concepts of regional science.

As a teacher, he deeply believes in the virtues of learning and transferring knowledge and know-how, and methodologies, of which the ERSA Summer Schools and the ASRDLF Doctoral Courses are both relevant and demanding examples.

The emergence of the circular economy as a new form of economic production raises questions about its integration into the strategies of companies as well as into the orientations of territorial development and territorial ecosystems. This summer school dedicated to the circular economy and green growth will allow to put forward and question reading grids and analytical methods in regional science through high-level conferences, thematic workshops, master class and field experience.
Target and Selection of participants

The ERSA Summer Schools targets Ph.D. students, postdocs and junior researchers with less than 5 years of research experience. The Summer School intends to bring together smart regional science academics from across Europe and the World. The number of participants is limited to approx. 25 participants.  Attention will be paid to gender, age and regional balance when selecting the participants.

Key dates

Call for Application start       10 January 2022

Application deadline              10 March 2022

Extended deadline                    24 March 2022        

Notification of acceptance     11 April 2022
& Registration start

Registration & payment         06 May 2022



·    Julian Kerchherr, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

·    Blandine Laperche, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France

·    Silvia Rita Sedita, University of Padova, Italy

·    László Szerb, University of Pécs, Hungary

·    André Torre, Paris-Saclay University – INRAE, France

·    Evelyne van Leeuwen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


“Being full part of a productive research community : Networking, Communicating, Publishing”
by Marcus Dejardin, Université de Namur and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium




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