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Call for papers | 24th APDR Congress | 6-7 July 2017, Covilhã, Portugal

Keynote speaker​

Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany​
Intellectual Capital and Regional Development: New Landscapes and Challenges for Planning the Space
Special Sessions
​Organizer: Luísa Carvalho, Open University, Lisbon, Portugal Organizer: Jorge Gonçalves, CERIS, CESUR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal Organizers: Noelio Dantaslé Spinola, Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Bahia, Brasil; Josias Alves de Jesus, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (UESB), Bahia, Brasil Organizers: J. Cadima Ribeiro, NIPE (Economic Policies Research Unit), University of Minho, Portugal; Paula Remoaldo, Lab2PT (Laboratory of Landscape, Patrimony and Territory), University of Minho, Portugal Organizers: Carlos Gomes, UNIFACS - Universidade Salvador, Brasil; João Apolinário, Universidade Federal da Bahia - UFBA, Brasil Organizers: Ana Rita Cruz, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), DINÂMIA’CET-IUL, Portugal; Nancy Duxbury, Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal; Pedro Costa, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), DINÂMIA’CET-IUL, Portugal Organizers: Hugo Pinto, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra & Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal; Paulo Neto, Universidade de Évora, Escola de Ciências Sociais, Departamento de Economia, CEFAGE-UÉ e UMPP, Portugal; Maria Manuel Serrano, Universidade de Évora, Escola de Ciências Sociais, Departamento de Sociologia, SOCIUS-CSG/ISEG-UL e UMPP, Portugal; Ana Cristina Fernandes, Grupo de Pesquisa em Inovação, Tecnologia e Territória – GRITT, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil Organizers: Conceição Rego, UEvora, Portugal; Cássio Rolim, Universidade Federal do Paraná  PPGDE-UFPR, Brasil ​Organizer: Rui Marques, Integrated Governance Forum, Portugal Organizers: Maria de Lourdes Machado, CIPES-Centro de Investigação de Politicas do Ensino Superior & A3ES- Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior, Portugal; Helena Alves, Universidade da Beira Interior & NECE (Núcleo de Estudos em Ciências Empresariais), Portugal ​Organizer: Ramón Sanguino Galván, Department of Business Administration, University of Extremadura, Spain Organizers: Jorge Pulido Valente, Vice Presidente CCDR-Alentejo; Carmen Geraldo Carvalheira, Vice Presidente CCDR-Alentejo; Helder Guerreiro, Vogal CD Alentejo 2020; Rui Marques, Coordenador GOVINT; Paula Nanita, GOVINT
Regular Sessions: 
  • RS01 – Models for Regional Development
  • RS02 – Regional and Local Development Policies
  • RS03 – Regional Intellectual Capital
  • RS04 – Financing of Economic Growth
  • RS05 – Regional Innovation Systems, Clusters and Ecosystems
  • RS06 – Regional and Local Public Finance
  • RS07 – Sectoral Policies and Regional Dynamics
  • RS08 – Infrastructure, Transportation Networks and Regional Development
  • RS09 – Labour Markets and Development
  • RS10 – Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • RS11 – Quality of Life and City Planning
  • RS12 – Services, Tourism and Sustainable Regions
  • RS13 – Education, Innovation and Territory
  • RS14 – Rural Development and Agrarian Economy
  • RS15 – Regional and Urban Planning and Regional Development
  • RS16 – Sports and Regional Development
  • RS17 – Low Density Regions and Development
  • RS18 – Bartolomeu Award* 

*This recognition is awarded to scientists aged less than 33 years (including co-authors) on the 15th of July each year, presenting a paper in a session of APDR Congress. The prize is awarded by a jury of appreciation by the Director of the Portuguese Journal of Regional Studies and two scientists appointed by him. The assessment criteria are: conceptual coherence, relevance to regional science and its impact on regional development

Deadline for Abstracts submissions: April 28th, 2017. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the platform available on the Conference website:


All information at the congress website:


Looking forward to meeting you in Covilhã!


The Organizing Committee and the Board of APDR

24th APDR Congress

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