European Regional Science Association (ERSA) is the largest international scientific association devoted to the analysis of regions. It incorporates 18 national and linguistic associations across Europe. Its 3500 members are academics, policy professionals and researchers interested in spatial economics and planning, regional and local development and related issues.
ERSA events are essential for the understanding of current economic, social and political issues. With more than 1000 delegates participating in the Congresses held in Jönköping (2010) and Barcelona (2011), no other regional meeting can rival the annual ERSA congress for size and depth of coverage.
Our next Congress is in the University Of Bratislava in August 2012.
Please find attached a PDF link of the CALL for papers, please feel free to distribute through meetings, conferences, friends, colleagues, websites, etc.
ERSA office Nov 2011
From the ERSA office wishing all our Members, Sections and Associations a wonderful 2012!
R KELLY Executive Director
Click on the video for the invitation to the Congress
University of Economics in Bratislava invites you to the ERSA Congress 2012
The Italian Association, AISRe, will be organizing a special session on Mediterranean region in Bratislava. It will bring together researchers in this field, as well as, attracting RS scientists of countries that traditionally don’t have contacts with ERSA: Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, etc.
Further information will follow in the next days.
ERSA is pleased to announce that the European Investment Bank will be holding a Round Table at the Congress in Bratislava.
“Regional & Urban Development in an Aging Europe”
By the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the umbrella of its Institute for the ERSA Congress in Bratislava, 2012.
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Regions in Motion: Breaking the Path Bratislava, 21-25 August 2012
Reminder: The Call for abstracts/papers is open until the 17th February 2012
To obtain more details on the Submissions’ guidelines and the F.A.Q.
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Don’t miss this chance! Submit now!
Congress Programme at a glance!
Plenary Sessions: with confirmed Keynote Speakers include Ann Markusen, James P. LeSage, Johannes Bröcker, Peter Nijkamp...
Parallel Sessions (based on the submissions): Refereed Sessions, Ordinary Sessions, Special Sessions and Young Scientists’ Sessions (Epainos Prize).
Evolutionary Economic Geographyled by Ron Boschma
"Regional & Urban Development in an Aging Europe"led by the European Investment Bank (EIB)
Others to follow ...
Technical Visits: the preliminary programme include
Social programme include Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
Additional Special Session on
"Building North South Mediterranean Integration" The Italian Association, AISRe, will be organizing a special session on Mediterranean region in Bratislava. It will bring together researchers in this field, as well as, attracting RS scientists from other Mediterranean countries like Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, etc.
The call is extended over the weekend until Monday 20th February 2012, at noon (GMT +1).
We are happy to concede you some extra days to make or update/finalize your submission.
Don’t miss this last chance!
The ERSA Exhibition/Sponsors 2012
Dear Associations, Colleagues and Organisations
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and the Slovak Section of Regional Science Association, it is a great pleasure to welcome you in Bratislava for the 52nd European Congress of RSAI held in conjunction with the 4th Central European Regional Science Conference, 21- 25 August 2012.
Networking/Poster Zone Area
The 2012 edition will renew the offer of the latest editions by providing a central Networking Area to welcome attendees of the Congress.
EPAINOS Prize Sponsor
Become a social supporter for Young Scientists in Regional Science by sponsoring the EPAINOS Prize.
The Epainos Prize / Young Regional Scientist (EAYRS) Sessions are organized each year at the ERSA Congress, and provide a special platform for paper presentations by young scientists with an in-depth discussion of the papers by Senior Scholars in their specialist ﬁeld.
We are looking forward to seeing you at this exciting event and wish you a fruitful participation in the ERSA Bratislava platform this year.
Executive Director, ERSA
Two easy ways to register!
1. You have made a submission and/or have an access key already.
Go to the Congress Participant Area and enter your personal Access Key.
Click on the "Register" button of the upper toolbar to have access to the Registration Form.
If you do not remember your Access Key or have lost it, click on "Forgot Access Key".
2. You don’t have an access key yet.
Click HERE to register!
Please note the latest newsletter, we have corrected an error relating to the dates of the ERSA Congress, the original dates are from the 21st - 25th of August 2012.
Please find below the UPDATED version
The Preliminary Program Overview is now available, please click HERE
The Urban Policy Day due to take place on the 22nd of August, please find HERE the program structure on this day.
Enriching Knowledge and exchanges for ALL: Presenting authors and observers! Be part of it!
Share innovative research approaches and results
Debate topics with experts from across the globe
Reach out valuable knowledge and exchanges
Explore new directions
Who should attend
All researchers working on spatial issues
Practitioners including policy administrators, urban planners
The Preliminary Congress Programme Overview is now available HERE Keynotes confirmed: Ann Markusen on Tuesday 21st May, James P. LeSage and Ron Boschma on Thursday 23rd May
The Policy Day on Urban Futures 2050 with Ake Andersson, Peter Batey, Yoshiro Higano, Jean-Claude Thisse and many more. A interesting interactive which will gather academics and practitioners willing to contribute and exchange on the new urban world issues.
With the fruitful participation of AESOP, EIB, ESPON, the International Federation for Housing and Planning and the Urban Economic Association.
ERSA Networking Platform: Bratislava will also be the place for publishers, institutions, associations wanting to promote their services and products on a international academics’ platform. Don’t miss this chance, become an ERSA Partner now.
Download the brochure ERSA 2012 Congress Partners Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How to register
Two easy ways to register:
1. You have made a submission and/or have an access key already.Go to the Congress Participant Area and enter your personal Access Key. Click on the "Register" button of the upper toolbar to have access to the Registration Form. If you do not remember your Access Key or have lost it, click on "Forgot Access Key".
2. You don’t have an access key yet. Click HERE to register!
Not yet a member?
RSAI/ERSA membership has a value. Become a member before making your registration and benefit from a members’ rate. More details of RSAI Personal Membership click HERE
To get extensive information on the benefits of membership, please feel free to contact RSAI at email address email@example.com, one of the 18 ERSA Sections or the ERSA office firstname.lastname@example.org
Book your hotel now! Enjoy Bratislava differently, see our offer of cultural tours!
Please note: The number of rooms is limited. Please book your hotel room well in advance. Rates are guaranteed until May 31st, 2012.
To book your hotel and maybe make a reservation for an optional tour: Accommodation & Tours
Register NOW and get the early price!
ERSA is pleased to announce that the OECD will be participating at the congress in Bratislava, alongside the EIB and their roundtable.
ERSA is pleased to announce that it has been asked by the Directorate-General Regional Policy of the European Commission to help support the promotion of the "New Generation of Cohesion Policy" Programmes.
The ERSA Board, through its Executive Director Richard Kelly will also actively promote the networking between researchers and institutional actors in order to strengthen a dedicated European network! For more information, please contact Richard Kelly by email email@example.com
As it is stressed below, it is reminded to "all ERSA Members" that experts should register now, as many of the issues to be considered are already beginning to arise.
The European Commissioner for Regional Policy Dr Johannes Hahn gave keynote lectures at both the Regional Studies Conference in Newcastle in April 2011 and at the European Regional Science Congress in Barcelona in September 2011. At both conferences Commissioner Hahn announced that the European Commission would be seeking to mobilise the European-wide academic expertise in urban and regional issues in order to facilitate, strengthen, and improve the new generation of EU Cohesion Policy programmes.
Exactly as Commissioner Hahn stated at both conferences, the European Commission has now opened a call for urban and regional analysts from all over Europe to offer their skills and knowledge in order to help with the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the new generation of Cohesion Policy programmes over the coming years. In order for urban and regional analysts to become part of the network of experts which the European Commission can draw on to support EU Cohesion Policy, two Calls for Expression of Interest have been opened in which analysts are requested to register their details and areas of expertise with the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional Policy. The web link for the two calls for urban and regional analysts to register as experts working with the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional Policy is:
The two calls which experts are specifically requested to respond to are:
(20/03/2012) Call for expression of interest to establish a list of experts to assist the Directorate-General for Regional Policy in the appraisal, implementation and monitoring of cohesion policy interventions.
TED: 2012/S 55-088796
(06/03/2012) Call for expressions of interest in the field of evaluation in connection with activities of the Directorate-General for Regional Policy.
TED: 2012/S 45-072740
Both of these calls are very important. Indeed, this is an important moment in the history of EU Cohesion Policy and a unique chance for the European-wide expertise in urban and regional issues to help deliver the well-designed, well-run and well-evaluated policies we want to see. There are a very large number of programmes and projects within EU Cohesion Policy operating in different Member States, in different regions, and which focus on different thematic priorities and with different objectives. A wide range of expertise is required covering issues such as innovation; R&D; energy and resources; entrepreneurship; environment and climate change; human capital; information and communication technologies; transport; real estate and land use; social inclusion; heritage and culture; infrastructure; labour markets; demographic transitions; housing; rural areas; maritime regions and fisheries; governance and institutions; public administration; combating poverty; and experts in all of these fields are needed from all parts of the EU.
It is important that experts start registering now, as many of the issues to be considered are already beginning to arise.
Philip McCann Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn
Please find the latest Congress Programme updated today 4th June 2012
Please find the link, relating to registration for the One Day event on ’Urban Futures 2050’. This activity will be take place on Wednesday, August 22.
A wealth of well-known scholars from all over the world will present challenging but informed views on Urban Images 2050, supported by evidence from all major regions in the world.
Interactive debates and animated presentations on Urban Idols will prompt out-of-the-box thinking, with the aim to generate both new insights and ingredients for a future-oriented research agenda. The organizers of this special events are Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp and Mark Partridge.
The Special Session organised by the EIB is meant to discuss the complex linkages between aging, migration and urban dynamics, and identifying policies and instruments – including financial instruments – that could be developed to address in practice these challenges.
The speakers’ mix is such that there are academics, policy experts and representatives of international organisations. The speakers include Prof. Peter Nijkamp, (Free University of Amsterdam), Mr. Gianni Carbonnaro, (EIB), Ms. Cristina Martinez, (OECD), Prof. Andres Rodriguez Pose, (London School of Economics), Prof. Philip McCann (Groningen University), and Mr. Karsten Gerkens, (City of Leipzig).
Please see the PDF file for more details.
Please find below a Press Release from the EIB on their Roundtable event at the ERSA congress in Bratislava, 2012.
9th July 2012
Updated news from one of our associations from the Congress:
GEO:connexion International, is offering a FREE annual subscription, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ERSA
For the Accommodation for the ERSA 2012 Congress, please click here on the Online Accommodation Form.
Please find the link here for the Presentation Tips and Logo of ERSA
please find the link for the ERSA 2012 Congress Page, to discuss about the Congress, here in Bratislava.
RK Executive Director
Dear Colleagues and Participants,
Please find HERE the link to the photos of the Congress, more photos to be added.
As well as a link to the ERSA Facebook on the Congress
Please find out further information by clicking HERE
All the papers from the congress have been uploaded onto RePEc, please click HERE to look at the papers.
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