14th RRSA International Conference
Unlocking Regional Potentials Through Cohesion Policy – Opportunities and Challenges
23-24 November 2023, Bucharest, Romania

Important deadlines:
Abstract submission – 15 October 2023
The confirmation of abstract acceptance – 22 October 2023
The payment of registration fee – 10 November 2023
Posted conference programme – 17 November 2023
Full paper submission (optional*) – 15 January 2024
*For the participants who wish to publish their papers.

The Romanian Regional Science Association is happy to announce the organisation of its 14th International Conference on “Unlocking Regional Potentials Through Cohesion Policy – Opportunities and Challenges” which will be held in Bucharest on 23-24 November 2023, and being organised in partnership with the Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency and the European Commission Representation in Romania.

Day 1: Representation of European Commission in Romania (Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speeches – onsite) and Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency (Parallel Sessions – onsite and online)
Day 2: Bucharest-Ilfov Regional Development Agency (Round Table and Parallel Sessions – onsite and online)

Main topics:
 Recent trends in spatial development
 Spatial planning and territorial cohesion
 Endogenous growth and territorial capital
 Migration, employment and labour markets
 Clusters, networks and regional smart specialization
 SMEs, entrepreneurship and regional competitiveness
 Tourism, cultural industries and regional development
 Smart, sustainable and resilient cities
 Innovation, technological transformation and green transition
 Strategic transport infrastructure networks and sustainable mobility
 Urban-rural linkages
 Cities, regions and digital transformation
 Multi-level governance and citizen participation
 Territorial cooperation – drivers and challenges
 Institutions, investments and regional policy
 Regional socio-economic transformations under Cohesion Policy
 Cohesion Policy responses to unforeseen challenges
 Effectiveness of the Cohesion Policy

The abstract must not exceed 400 words (including keywords and JEL Classification). It should be sent by email at: romanian_rsa@yahoo.com, specifying in the email’s subject Abstract RRSA 2023.
Those interested in having their paper published should submit the full paper at romanian_rsa@yahoo.com, specifying in the email’s subject Full paper RRSA 2023. The paper (5000-8000 words) may be published after peer-review in one of the following journals:
 Romanian Journal of Regional Science (http://www.rjrs.ase.ro/)
 Contemporary Economy (http://www.revec.ro/english.html)
 The USV Annals in Economics and Public Administration (http://www.annals.seap.usv.ro)
 Journal of Academic Research in Economics (http://www.jare-sh.com)

Maximum two papers per participant are accepted.

Contact persons:
– Cristina Serbanica: cpantelica@yahoo.co.uk
– Amalia Cristescu: cristescuamalia@gmail.com

See the Call for Paper announcement here.

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