2023 #EURegionsWeek: Thriving Regions, Stronger Europe

09 October 2023


Date and time

09 October 2023
12 October 2023


The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

The 2023 Week takes between 9-12 October 2023 and is held in-person in Brussels. More on the #EURegionsWeek can be found here.

As in previous years, the learned societies (European Regional Science Association ERSA, Association of European Schools of Planning AESOP and the Regional Studies Association European Foundation RSA Europe) led by RSA Europe collate and develop sessions that showcase the best of new research to the largely policy audience at the #EURegionsWeek. We are now inviting session proposals that relate to one of the 2023 themes of the week.

  • Regions in post-industrial transition
  • Retaining talent for regional growth
  • Small and mid-sized urban centres driving growth
  • Breaking barriers to cross-border cooperation
  • Local energy shift for security and sustainability
  • Promoting social innovation

Session format and details: 

  • Held in-person in Brussels;
  • Workshop sessions are 60 minutes long with a maximum of 3 speakers and 1 moderator;
  • The proposal should be submitted via the online application form and include:
    • session title
    • an indication of the theme addressed
    • a short description of the session
    • details of the indicative moderator and up to three speakers. Please note that gender balance is a hard criteria. Geographical spread and age diversity is recommended. Please note, that the Commission may be able to support funding of  travel and accommodation expenses for the moderator and up to three speakers. However, such a funding agreement is currently not yet confirmed.
  • Your proposal and session need to be of interest and be accessible to policymaker audiences;
  • Please design your session with an innovative interactive element to engage the audience i.e. the use of technologies such as slido, offering audience polls, word clouds etc or through an innovative session format with non-standard speakers etc. Organisers should assume that the audience will be primarily non-academic.

Proposal Submission Deadline:  3rd April 2023, 17.00 CEST


Contact: Lesa Reynolds, Email office@rsaeurope.org


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