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European Regional Science Association (ERSA) 2012 Congress - Regions in Motion: Breaking the Path

We're excited to announce the final CALL for abstracts / papers, of the ERSA Congress 2012 in Bratislava. The conference will take place between Aug 21, 2012 and Aug 25, 2012. The paper submission deadline is Feb 17, 2012. Photo by Gates Foundation from Flickr.



The Local Organising Committee and the Slovak Section of the European Regional Science Association is looking forward to welcoming you in Bratislava.

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Ann Markusen
  • James P. LeSage
  • Johannes Bröcker
  • Peter Nijkamp

Parallel Sessions (based on the submissions): 

Refereed Sessions, Ordinary Sessions, Special Sessions and Young Scientists’ Sessions (Epainos Prize).

Round Tables:

Evolutionary Economic Geographyled by Ron Boschma

Regional & Urban Development in an Aging Europeled by the European Investment Bank (EIB)

Others to follow ...

Technical Visits:

The preliminary programme includes

  • Gabčíkovo hydroelectric dam
  • Urban architecture of the capital - Bratislava
  • Slovenský Grob - "The village as a host"
  • Visit of the Automotive Plant - Volkswagen
  • Bratislava Forest Park

Social programme: includes Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner

Additional Special Session on:

"Building North South Mediterranean Integration" The Italian Association, AISRe, will be organizing a special session on Mediterranean region in Bratislava. It will bring together researchers in this field, as well as, attracting RS scientists from other Mediterranean countries like Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, etc.




European Regional Science Association (ERSA)

  ERSA is the supranational grouping of national regional science associations across Europe. Members are academics, policy professionals and researchers interested in spatial economics and planning, regional and local development and related issues. They are drawn largely from the...

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