The RSA Annual Conference 2018 will take place in Lugano, Switzerland from 3rd to 6th June on the theme of “A World of Flows: Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival”. As part of the Conference, “Policy Tuesday” on 5th June will focus on issues and inputs concerned with place-based policies. LDnet will organise a special session on “What the Cohesion Policy needs (but doesn’t get) from Research: The Case of Local Development” with the aim of improving the interaction between research, policy and practice in local development. We’ve set out in a Background Paper the objectives of the session and the issues we propose to explore at this session. To read the Background Paper click below.