NS-RSA is the organization of the Nordic members of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA). Within ERSA regional scientist are organised according to language or national affiliation. ERSA is one of three supra regional groupings of individual national and international sections or associations, which together constitute the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). The other supraregional groupings are the North American and the Pacific Regional Science Associations. For further information see the relevant homepages accessible through the links on this page.
The purpose of NS-RSA is to stimulate regional science in the Nordic countries to facilitate contacts to international networks in our field. The regional science community is an interdisciplinary group from various fields of social science i.e. economics, geography political science and planning. Our members are researcher from universities and research institutes and civil servants from international organisations, governmental agencies and local and regional authorities in our field.
During the last ten years the NS-RSA embarked on a project to support the creation of regional science networks in the Baltic States. The most important instruments were the organisation of Nordic Baltic Seminars and workshops in cooperation with local partners and the support of membership of the NS-RSA of a local anchorperson.
Activities of the NS-RSA has contributed to during the last 10 to fifteen years includes two European Congress in Stockholm and Odense (a third will take place next year in Jyväskylä in Finland), two ERSA summer-schools and 7 Nordic Baltic seminars. For details see the links on this page.
Membership benefits and registration.
Members of NS-RSA are eligible to discounted conference fees and subscription to major journals in regional science. NS-RSA offers three types of membership, full membership, student membership and Nordic membership. The later does not include reduced subscription fees for journals and non-Nordic conferences. From 2005 membership in the international sections will be managed by Blackwell Publ. Current member will be contacted by Blackwell. Nordic membership will still be managed by the section directly, and will still include discounted rates on Nordic events and general information provided by e-mail and our web-site.
The Nordic Section is represented by the NS-RSA. For more information on:
March 29 - April 1 2011
In late March and early April 2011 about 60 researchers met up in Hemavan Ski-resort in the Mountain area of Västerbotten. The reserchers came from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland and the US.
With academic interest in Political Science, Social and Economic Geography, Economics and more there where no shortage of topics to discuss. The First Nordic Winter Conference in Hemavan fenced Regions in terms of Sustainability, Growth and Policy and was very much appreciated by the delegates, not least the social programme with dog sleighing and down hill skiing in mountins of former world cup winners Anja Pärson and Ingemar Stenmark.
The conference was financed by the European Structural Funds, The Västerbotten Region, Västerbotten County Council, Umeå, Skellefteå and Lycksele municipalities and supported by the Västerbotten Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Business Owners in Västerbotten
Information and Conference Proceedings The CERUM Webpage