The Slovak Section of ERSA would like to inform that this year’s 10th Central European Winter Seminar in Regional Science in Zuberec, Slovakia (March 11 – 13, 2020) has been cancelled due to an official ban imposed on all mass events in Slovakia as published by the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic on March 10th, 2020 in connection with the spread of coronavirus. We are sorry to communicate this news, especially in light of all the enthusiasm and work that had been put into the preparation of the seminar. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the participants.


10th Central European Winter Seminar in Regional Science
11th – 14th March 2020, Zuberec, Slovakia


The Slovak Section of European Regional Science Association has the pleasure of inviting you to the 10th Central European Winter Seminar of Regional Science that will take place in the mountain resort on March 11th to 14th 2020 at Pension Pribisko in Zuberec, Slovakia (GPS coordinates 49.256843, 19.635485). Please find more information about the resort at

In an attractive mountain environment and very relaxed atmosphere, The main objective of the annual Winter Seminar is to build new generations of networks of regional scientists in Europe. This year’s invited speaker of the winter seminar 2020 are Eveline van Leeuwen (Wageningen University, NL) and Katarzyna Kopczewska (University of Warsaw, PL).

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Eveline van Leeuwen, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Eveline van Leeuwen graduated in Land Use Planning (MSc) at the Wageningen University in 2002 and obtained a PhD in Economics at VU Amsterdam. She is now affiliated to Wageningen University as professor and chairholder of the Urban Economics group. Eveline has a broad interest in economic and social interactions between places at the regioal and urban level and how these interactions impact wellbeing/happiness; economic activities and participation. In her research, she focusses on the integration of micro- and macro approaches in the field of regional science. Linking agent-based modelling and microsimulation, with macro models is an important common thread. This novel approach was rewarded with two best paper awards and resulted in several invited presentations. Eveline serves as Vice-President of European Regional Science Association (ERSA).

Prof. Katarzyna Kopczewska, University of Warsaw, Poland

As a quantitative economist, Katarzyna Kopczewska deals with spatial modeling of geo-localized economic processes – location and co-location, agglomeration, concentration, diffusion, spatial interactions in relation to economic phenomena, companies, real estate, but also regional policy or public sector activities. She conducts methodological research on the implementation of data science methods for spatial analysis and combining them with classical spatial statistics and econometrics. She runs models in R and combines quantitative solutions with theory and problems of regional science and economic geography. Her interess is in geo-marketing issues, quantitative research on the effects of regional policy, location and co-location of companies, real estate valuation, and in the quantitative method in bootstrap and Monte Carlo as a big data solution and statistics for spatial distributions.

The winter seminar welcomes papers from following themes, but also those that cut across suggested topics:
• Agglomeration and Industrial Clusters • Local and Regional Development Strategies and Policies
• Creative Industries, Creative Cities and Regions • Regional Labor Market and Migration
• Evolution, Institutions and Economic Change • Universities and Economic Development of Regions
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation • Urban Development and Urban Change
• European Cohesion Policy and its Evaluation • Public Administration and Management

Accepted articles will be published in the conference proceedings “10th Central European Winter Seminar of Regional Science 2020” with ISBN.

Registration info

For the registration, please visit
During the registration, you will be asked to provide us with the personal information, title and abstract of your presentation. At the same time, you can register and choose your accommodation. The decision about the acceptance of your abstract will be sent together with the invoice.






The fee includes lunch on Wednesday, participation on the sessions, the proceedings from the seminar, welcome reception on Wednesday, closing reception on Friday and coffee breaks. The fee of an accompanying person includes lunch on Wednesday, welcome reception on Wednesday and closing reception on Friday.


A limited number of rooms for participants is offered in the Pension Pribisko in Zuberec with following prices:
Single room for 3 nights including breakfast, dinner and local fees for € 150 (€ 50 per night)
Shared room for 3 nights including breakfast, dinner and local fees for € 126 (€ 42 per night). Should you choose this option please send the name of the colleague staying with you during the registration.

Instructions for the payment

Domestic payments:
• Account number: 0174473633 / 0900
• Specific symbol: Name of the person for whom the payment was made;
Payments from abroad:
• Bank: Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s., Blagoevova 9, 851 04 Bratislava
• IBAN: SK1509000000000174473633
• Specific symbol: Name of the person for whom the payments was made;

Conference language is English. Information, memories and photos from the past conferences can be found on

Should you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to send an e-mail to

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