29 September 2023 - Nr 8/23

The issue includes:

  • ERSA at #EURegionsWeek
  • Ongoing Calls on ERSA Sections' Agendas
  • Journal news
  • Publications
  • Vacancies

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,


After our Congress, ERSA has another important appointment: The #EURegionsWeek that will be held in Brussels from 9-11 October.

ERSA will actively participate with an outstanding University Programme (10-11 October) in which our well-known colleagues including Jouke van Dijk, Simona Cafieri, Yannis Psycharis, Stephan Brunow, Alina Schoenberg are involved as session organisers and/or speakers.

I will also be there with Dimitris Ballas (in charge of the programme for ERSA).

In addition to the University Sessions, EURegionsWeek offers many other high-level sessions for regional scientist with an interest in cohension policy, not to mention the valuable networking contacts that can be made with EU representatives.

So if you your agenda is free, I can only advise you to join us in Brussels and register to our sessions.

Last but not least, the Call for Special Sessions for #ERSA2024 Congress will start on the 3rd of October. Stay tuned to your email box.

With best wishes,

André Torre, ERSA President



21st European Week of Regions and Cities

Thriving Regions, Stronger Europe

9-12 October 2023, Brussels (Belgium)

The University Programme will be held on 10 & 11 October and includes 6 outstanding Sessions including topics around #climate #labourMarket, #braindrain, #leftbehindplaces, #remotework,...

EURegionsWeek is an unmissable event for Academics, researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners in the field of European cohesion policy.

Registration is free but mandatory.

Deadline: 30 September 2023

Partners of the University Programme:


More on the University Programme

Recently posted videos

from #ERSA2023 Congress

Keynote lecture on "Global Value Chains, Foreign Investment and Regional Development" by Riccardo Crescenzi during the ERSA2023 Congress

Keynote lecture on "Spatial patterns and economic impacts of short-term rentals" by Julie Le Gallo during the ERSA2023 Congress


CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS will start on 3 October Stay tuned!

Preliminary Info already available on

#ERSA2024 Congress website.

Sections' Events

News, ongoing calls & deadlines

ERSA Polish Section: Annual Meeting 2023

In Pursuit of New Avenues for Regional Science

13 October 2023, University of Warsaw, Poland

Submission deadline: 6 October 2023


British and Irish Section: 2023 Early Career Colloquium

9-10 November 2023 │ Online

Submission deadline: 17 October 2023


14th RRSA International Conference

Unlocking Regional Potentials Through Cohesion Policy – Opportunities and Challenges

23-24 November 2023, Bucharest, Romania

Submission deadline: 15 October 2023


Other Event

Geography of Innovation Winter School

15-19 January 2024 2024, Pavia, Italy

Applications open: 1 October 2023 

Applications deadline: 15 November 2023 

Organised by Università di Pavia and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi


See all upcoming Events

Journal News

Investigaciones Regionales - Journal of Regional Research

Issue no. 56, the second volume corresponding to 2023 has been published. Number 57 will be released soon.

Call for special issue on Uncovering business and spatial dimensions of industrial districts, clusters and learning regions

New deadline: 10 November 2023

read more

Recently published



"Understanding peripherality in a multidimensional geographical, socioeconomic, and institutional context: Evidence from Greece"

By Dimitrios Tsiotas, Vassilis Tselios

read more

Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP) 

Call for papers

Call for Special Issue:  Special Issue on Geography of discontent and beyond: extreme voting, protestations, riots and violence, and their spatial content

Guest editors: André Torre, Sébastien Bourdin

Deadline: 31 January 2024


Ongoing Journals' calls more

Other News

2023 International Award on Local/Territorial Development

This event is supported by ERSA

Application deadline: 15 October 2023


Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD)

Special Issue on The development of rural and peripheral territories confronted with metropolization dynamics: Which levers of resilience, social cohesion and well-being?

Full papers submission deadline: 30 November 2023


ERSA-RSAI Members Publish

Harnessing Global Value Chains for regional development

How to upgrade through regional policy, FDI and trade


Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Oliver Harman, University of Oxford & London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

About the book

  • Comprises a comprehensive description and explanation of why they matter for regional development and policy.
  • Focuses on how sub-national regions can leverage them for innovation and upgrading, or “levelling up”.

Routledge 2023

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New publications to share?

Your are member of the ERSA Community and you have recently published a book, grasp this opportunity to inform us about it. We are looking for

· Books published in 2023

· Preferably written in English 

Send an email to [email protected]

  • A full-time academic in Human Geography, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Application deadline: Monday, 13 November at noon (UTC+1 Time Zone)
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