GfR Summer Conference 2018
Borders and Regional Development
6-7 September 2018, Berlin, Germany

In cooperation with the Hungarian Section, the Polish Section and Slovak Section of ERSA

Call for Papers

The German Speaking, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak Sections of the European Regional Science Association call for submission of abstracts to their jointly organized conference on “Borders and Regional Development”.
We invite contributions dealing with the topic of the conference in a wide sense and with related topics.

The role and function of borders has changed dramatically in Europe in the recent decades. The areas represented by the sections jointly organizing this conference were particularly affected by these changes. With Brexit approaching, we can expect such transformation to continue.

Although most of these changes happened at the national level, regions were probably impacted quite differently. We feel that it is time to take account of the short, medium, and long term effects the changing role of borders had on the conditions of living, working, and doing business in the regions. The GfR summer conference 2018 is expected to serve this purpose and will help in making better informed policy decisions in the future.

Submission of abstracts: 1 June 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2018

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