Nurturing new talent

Invitation of Young Researchers (PhD students) For Participation in the Nurturing Talent Workshop, Essaouira, Morocco, February 28-March 1, 2019

Invitation of Young Researchers (PhD students)

For Participation in the Nurturing Talent Workshop

Essaouira, Morocco, February 28-March 1, 2019

I am pleased to invite you to participate in our international Workshop on “Innovation and Creativity in Regions in the Developing World”, to be held in Essaouira (Morocco) from February 28 to March 1 2019. This workshop is part of the Nurturing Talent programme of the Regional Science Association International. The aim is to stimulate young researchers to present and discuss their work and to be connected with other promising and talented researchers in a dedicated field of regional science. We expect some 5 senior scholars from outside Morocco (Peter Nijkamp, Mark Partridge, Tomaz Dentinho, Karima Kourtit and Andrea Caragliu) and other scholars from the country to guide the two-day workshop, to act as a sounding board for your research, and to introduce you to international research networks or publication outlets.

Essaouira is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Morocco and can easily be reached easily by ground transportation in less than two hours from the city of Marrakech (which has many international connections). We will be able to cover the local costs (accommodation, food and local transportation costs) during your stay at the workshop. So, only your international travel costs have to be covered by your home institution.

I would like to add that the workshop is organized back-to-back with an international conference on “From Creativity in the City to the Creative City” which will be held from February 26 to March 1, 2019 in the same place. You are of course also cordially invited to participate (optionally) in this international conference.

If you are interested in joining the above mentioned workshop, you are requested to send an expression of interest to my e-mail address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), accompanied by a title and short abstract (in english) of your planned presentation, before February 3, 2019. You will receive more information after acceptance by the committee of evaluation of your letter of interest and abstract. Notification of acceptances will be communicated by February 10th, 2019.

I am really looking forward to welcoming you in Essaouira soon.

Cordially yours,

Abdellatif Khattabi

Workshop organizer

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