10 Jan 2014

2014 announces itself to be a busy and exciting year for us, here at the RSA. Aside from all the exciting projects our members are working on, there is a whole set of events that have been announced and already confirmed for this year. If you want to register and/or submit an abstract, here you have some dates that might help you get organized.


1. Regional Studies Association Global Conference 2014, Fortaleza,Brazil

From Vulnerable Places to Resilient Territories: The Path to Sustainable Development

Date: 27th April, 2014 - 30th April, 2014
Location: Fábrica de Negócios, Fortaleza, Brazil

Twitter hashtag:#RSABrazil2014

There will be a number of bursaries available for the conference, please click on the links below for more information: RSA Bursaries / Co-organiser Bursaries

2. Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014, Izmir, Turkey

Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories

Date: 15th June, 2014 - 18th June, 2014
Location: Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Business, Izmir, Turkey

Abstract submission and Early Bird conference fee deadline: Monday 24thFebruary 2014 - Click here to register (abstracts should be no more than 800 words, text only) (abstracts should be no more than 800 words)
Twitter hashtag: #RSA_Izmir2014

Bursaries' are still available for this event, please contact elizabeth.mitchell@regionalstudies.org or click here for further information!!

RSA Research Network Event

Leadership in Urban and Regional Development: Debates and New Directions

Date: 5th February, 2014 - 6th February, 2014
Location: Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK
Related to the growing interest in spatially-informed accounts of leadership, this RSA research network seminar will explore key debates around leadership in urban and regional development that are relatively new.
The principal aim of the seminar is to advance understanding of the role and contribution of (formal and emergent) leadership in the economic, social and environmental transformation of cities and regions.

RSA Research and International Network Events

1. Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations: Revitalisation through innovation?

Date: 10th February, 2014 - 13th February, 2014
Location: Rovira i Virgili University, Vila-seca Campus, Catalonia

2. RSA workshop on the new cycle of the Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020

Date: 24th March
Location: Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Workshop Focus
At the beginning of the new policy cycle 2014-2020, many questions arise regarding the reformed Cohesion Policy. This workshop, hosted jointly by the Institute for European Studies and COSMOPOLIS at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and organized in collaboration with the partner institutions of the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy, will provide a forum for debating some of the most salient and burning of those questions.  In particular, the workshop will focus on the following topics:
  • Unpacking the reform of Cohesion Policy in a context of economic crisis
  • Revisiting multi-level governance: coordination and conditionality
  • Appraising the urban dimension of Cohesion Policy
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday 31 January 2014. Participation in the event is free of charge. Travel bursaries might still be available, if you wish to apply for a bursary or if you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact Marcin Dąbrowski: m.m.dabrowski@tudelft.nl.

If you want to stay up to date with the latest developments you can regularly check on the RSA website for new developments.