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ERSA Monthly E-news - September 2021

30 September 2021 - Nr 8

The issue includes:

·     Upcoming on ERSA Agenda + First announcements

·     Internal Communication: CALLS

·     Journals: Calls for papers

·     ERSA YouTube Channel: recently posted videos

·     Upcoming events

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,

Looking back and forth, I am very proud of the dynamism of ERSA Community, that has been increasing over time.

In this newsletter, you will find many interesting opportunities to learn, share your research, propose new events or become more active inside our RSAI-ERSA network.

I wish you a good reading.

With best wishes

André Torre

ERSA President

Upcoming on ERSA Agenda

As announced, we will be at EURegionsWeek with an outstanding programme including 10 University Sessions and 4 College Sessions.

It is high time to register!

The webinars are free to attend but as places are limited, we recommend signing today to ensure your place in the University Sessions.


#EURegionsWeekUniversity Sessions HIGHLIGHT

Sessions with ERSA members include:

European stakeholder values regarding the Green Deal. Does space matter?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:30-13:00 CET

Speakers: Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, Katarzyna Kopczewska, Joanna Kurowska-Pysz, Gabriela Carmen Pascariu, Ana Vinuela, Umut Türk, João Lourenço Marques, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

The changing landscape of regional inequalities in the EU: economic, social and political dimensions

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 14:30-16:00 CET

Speakers: Yannis Psycharis, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Alessandra Faggian, Dimitris Ballas

Alternative and local food systems (ALFS) in a post-COVID-19 World

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:30 – 11:00 CET

Speakers: Zsófia Benedek, Yuna Chiffoleau, Steven McGreevy, Simona Zollet, Gusztáv Nemes

Reserve your place now!

4th ERSA Winter School

Applied quantitative methods in Regional Science

13-18 February 2022, Warsaw, Poland

The School will focus on applied spatial quantitative methods such as spatial econometrics, spatial statistics, spatial machine learning, spatio-temporal approach, mapping etc. which are commonly used in economic geography, regional science, as well as in urban and regional planning.

Call for application deadline: 15 October 2021

Winter School website

Mark your agendas: 1st announcements


For the first time, ERSA 2022 Annual Congress will be delivered in a hybrid event format, combining in-person and virtual participation.

The call for Special Session Proposals will start around the 15th of November.

The Congress Website is currently under construction. Stay tuned to ERSA website for the upcoming publication.


1st Announcement

AISRe, the Italian Association of Regional Science, announces its upcoming events in 2022.

The annual conference will be held in Milan, from 5 to 7 September 2022. After two virtual editions, due to the Covid pandemic, the organizing committee at Politecnico di Milano is at work to host a physical conference.

Also in 2022, AISRe will organize its summer school. This time the school will be held in L’Aquila, and organized with the support of the Gran Sasso Science Institute. (www.aisre.it).

Internal communication: CALLS

Call for candidatures - RSAI President elect

RSAI members from the ERSA area who want to be nominated as candidates for the position of President of the Regional Science Association International must send their application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within Oct. 20, 2021.

Applications must be supported by:

·     A two-page CV and a Picture;

·     A two-page statement on the motives of their candidacy, and the future strategy for the RSAI.

The Nomination Committee will then nominate the candidates to be voted online by the Members of the Council.

Results will be published on the RSAI website.

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CALL for proposals for organizing 2023 and 2024 ERSA Summer and Winter schools

ERSA bids for schools in 2023 and 2024 are open!

Documents to submit with your proposal:

1. Motivation letter for organizing the summer or winter school in 2023 or 2024 providing some general details about the location, the expected period and the available infrastructure to run the event;

2. A short paragraph outlining the topic of the school;

3. An approximated financial budget for the event mentioning, if any, any expected sponsorship(s) or other financial sources

Please note: ERSA Summer/Winter Schools are organised in collaboration with ERSA Sections, we recommend to contact one of ERSA Section Representative before sending the material to ERSA.

The material must be sent by email to ERSA Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Deadline to send your application: November 30th, 2021

Calls for Papers

Special issue on Industry 4.0 and sustainability in firms, clusters & industrial districts and regions

Full paper submission deadline: 31 December 2021

Special issue on Pandemics, Location and Mobility

Abstracts Submission deadline before: 30 September 2021

Submission of full papers deadline: 31 December 2021

#ERSA2021 Keynote lectures are now available

Time to act!

by Daniela Jacob, Director Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)

Did you see the news? Linking local news and regional development

by Tom Broekel, University Of Stavanger Business School



The video Replay of all sessions of the workshop will be available shortly.

Stay tuned to ERSA website.

Upcoming events

IV Seminar for New Academic Researchers 2021

30 September-1st October 2021, Zaragoza, Spain


IX Conference on Regional Science

Regional economy in times of crisis

14-15 October 2021 Online


2021 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

Internal migrations and cross-border commuting

21-22 October 2021, University of Barcelona, Spain│ Hybrid format


Hungarian Section: 19th Annual meeting

New forms of territorial disparities and transforming regional policy

4–5 November 2021, Cornivus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


Romanian Section: XIIIth International Conference

Spatial Planning, Territorial Cohesion and Cooperation in South-East Europe 

4-6 November 2021│ONLINE


Spanish Section: International Conference on Regional Science

Full cities, empty territories

24-26 November 2021, Madrid, Spain


Bulgarian Section: 2021 Annual Conference

Just transition plans and regional resilience in Bulgaria

26-28 November 2021, Bulgaria


SAVE THE DATE! 35th ERSA Summer school

Circular economy & green growth: challenges for urban, regional and entrepreneurial ecosystems

13 – 17 June 2022, EM Normandy Business School, Caen, France


See all events 2021-2022

To Keep up-to-date with all events on the agenda,

visit our upcoming events page on our website.

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