9 Sep 2014


We are getting closer to the end of 2014, a busy-busy year for the RSA. But you do not have to worry, the year is not over yet and in case you missed some of our events or if you want to submit an article there is still time. Even if we might take a short brake this September, be assured that this is only to recharge our batteries and prepare the following RSA events. 

OPEN DAYS 2014 University Master Class (ODU-MC) on EU Cohesion Policy, 6th - 9th October.


We will kick off this October with the Master Class (ODU-MC) that will take place between 6th and 9th October and will be hosted by the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The Master Class will be held during the OPEN DAYS - European Week of the Regions and Cities. The ODU-MC is organised by the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Regional Studies Association (RSA). This year the Master Class will host 30 PhD students and Early Career Researchers carefully selected based on: background and current position and field of research; quality of their submitted paper; and other criteria, including geography and gender balance. Get the full details, programme information here.

Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014, 30th - 31st October


This year's Early Career Conference will be held in Sheffield and will be hosted by the University of Sheffield at the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS). The conference is sponsored by the new open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science and aims to provide early career researchers with the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and science. In the short clip below Professor Gordon Dabinett introduces the RSA Early Career Conference. If you wish to follow the event on social media you can use the  #RSAEC2014 hashtag. More details on the event and how to register can be found here.


Regional Studies Association Winter Conference 2014, 27th - 28th November


In a strained and recovering economy that affects development globally this year's conference discussions revolve around Sustainable Recovery?  Rebalancing, Growth, and the Space Economy. The London conference hosted at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury wants to provide a platform on which to adress the new economic order and its spatial manifestations. A very special event of the conference will be the launch of a policy intervention to engage with this current debate on spatial economic policy and identify some ways forward. This was put together by Ben Gardiner, Ron Martin, Peter Tyler and Andy Pike along with the Regional Studies Association. You can follow the event on social media using the #RSAWINTER2014 hashtag. Full details, programme and registration information can be found here.

RSA Annual President’s Event 2014, 27th November


We will close off this year's round of events and conferences with Annual President's Event. We invite you all, friends, members or prospective members to join us for dinner and the annual awards ceremony in London. More information on the event can be found here

Regional studies, Regional Science - Early Career Paper Proposals - DEADLINE: 15th October, 2014.


Last but not least, we would like to let you know that the next submission deadline for Regional Studies, Regional Science is 15th October 2014. The new Regional Studies Association open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, has a section specifically devoted to Early Career Papers which focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers to make their research accessible to a wider audience. Details and submission guidelines can be found here