RSA Europe is again actively involved in the Master Cass and University Sessions in the 18th EURegionsWeek, 12-15 October 2020 in Brussels.
The Master Cass and University Sessions are organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) advised by the Regional Studies Association European Foundation (RSA Europe) and with the cooperation of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).
The academic societies (led by the RSA) will host around 10 University Sessions showcasing the best of new research to the largely policy-based audience at the week. We are now inviting proposals for these sessions. Participation offers an excellent opportunity to:
- showcase current academic research to policymakers and practitioners
- interact with actors in cohesion policy – politicians, policymakers and practitioners
- reflect on key and emerging themes for future research
- promote knowledge exchange between policy makers and researchers and grow networks and alliances
- demonstrate the value/impact of research
The RSA invites proposals that relate to the following overarching themes of EURegionsWeek 2020:
- Green Europe
- Cohesion and Cooperation
- Empowering Citizens
The submission deadline for proposals is 5pm CET, 11th March 2020.
More details on session format and submission at https://rsaeurope.org/event/euregionsweek-university-sessions-18th-european-week-of-regions-and-cities-brussels-belgium/
Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy
As part of the 18th #EURegionsWeek, the Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy will be held for PhD students and early-career researchers for the eighth time. Applications are being sought from PhD students and early career researchers (defined as being within five years of the date on their PhD certificate or equivalent) undertaking research related to European Cohesion Policy to attend the 2020 University Master Class.
The Master Class is a unique format to connect aspiring researchers and will include presentations of papers by the participants as well as lectures and panel debates with policymakers, EU officials and senior academics from throughout Europe to improve understanding of, and research, on EU Cohesion Policy. In particular, the Master Class will serve to:
- discuss recent research on European regional and urban development and EU Cohesion Policy;
- enable PhD students and early career researchers to exchange views and network with policymakers, EU officials and senior European academics;
- raise awareness and understanding of the research potential in the field of EU Cohesion Policy.
30 attendees from EU Member States and non-EU countries will be invited to attend the Master Class
- early career applicants must be within 5 years of finishing their PhD on 1st May 2019 or demonstrate equivalent experience;
- candidates who have participated in a previous edition of the Master Class are not eligible to apply;
- only one application per person will be considered;
- the organisers will cover and arrange travel and accommodation of all selected participants;
- there is no fee to attend the Master Class;
- applicants do not need to be members of the learned societies involved in the Master Class;
- participants must attend the full programme and engage actively in all aspects of the Master Class. If participants who fail to attend the full Master Class, they must reimburse costs for travel and accommodation paid and no certificate will be given.
The application deadline is 4th May 2020, 11.00 am CET.
More details on the Master Class can be found at https://rsaeurope.org/event/2020-euregionsweek-master-class-18th-european-week-of-regions-and-cities-brussels-belgium/
Questions regarding University Sessions or the Master Class can be addressed to Klara Sobekova at firstname.lastname@example.org.