As part of the current work of ERSA and its members in reinforcing links between academics and policymakers, we are launching a series of keynote lecture series & workshops in the coming years, with the collaboration of the EC DG for Regional and Urban Policy.  The lectures are held at DG REGIO premises, Brussels, Belgium

The purpose is to make available to a broader range of policymakers important research in the context of the preparation for post-2020 EU Cohesion Policy Proposals. The first lecture started on 13 November 2015.



19 February 2018

The EU Cohesion Policy: what works and where?

Speaker: Prof. Riccardo Crescenzi, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, UK

Discussant: Dr. Lionel Védrine, Research Fellow INRA, UMR CESAER Dijon, France

Download the presentation: ERSA-REGIO Lecture Crescenzi    ERSA-REGIO Discussion Vedrine

Discussion documents:

One or many cohesion policies of the European Union? On the diverging impacts of cohesion policy across member ERSA-REGIO sercdp

Cohesion policy incentives for collaborative industrial research. The evaluation of a smart specialisation forerunner program  ERSA-REGIO sercdp 2

23 April 2018

The role of EU cities for regional development: Opportunities and challenges

Speaker: Prof. Henri de Groot, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Discussant: Prof. Céline Rozenblat, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Download the presentations: ERSA-REGIO Lecture Henri deGroot   ERSA-REGIO Celine Rosenblat

11 June 2018

The importance of urban-rural interactions for post-2020 EU cohesion policy

Speaker: Prof. Eveline van Leeuwen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Discussant: Dr. Frédéric Wallet,  Inra – University of Paris Saclay, France

Download the presentations: ERSA-REGIO Lecture Eveline van Leeuwen  ERSA-REGIO Discussion Frédéric Wallet

19 November 2018

Human capital migration and regional development: some reflections

Speaker: Prof. Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila, Italy
Discussant: Dr. Jaako Simonen, University of Oulu, Finland

Download the presentations: ERSA REGIO Lecture Alessandra Faggian ERSA REGIO Discussion Jaakko Simonen

Watch the lecture via the webstreaming link (available  2 years)