EU Cohesion Policy Conference Early Career Researcher Panel

14 November 2022


Date and time

14 November 2022
16 November 2022


Green, Digital, Inclusive and Fair:

How can Cohesion Policy rise to the new territorial challenges?

 Third Joint EU Cohesion Policy Conference 

14th- 16th November 2022, Zagreb, Croatia

Jointly organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, the Croatian Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds Government and RSA Europe

Application deadline: 14th June 2022


EU Cohesion Policy Early Career Researcher Panel
As part of the 2022 EU Cohesion Policy Conference, a panel with early career researchers on how to improve Cohesion Policy is planned. The panel should address the following questions:

  • How to address the trade-offs between climate transition and social cohesion, given in particular energy price increases?
  • How to mitigate the social and economic impacts of demographic decline in regions most affected?
  • How to increase the resilience of regional economies to asymmetric shocks, in particular in regions heavily relying on vulnerable economic sectors?
  • How can Cohesion Policy create new economic perspectives for less developed regions, peripheral regions or for regions caught in development traps?
  • How could we reinforce coordination and complementarities between Cohesion Policy and other EU policies and instruments (e.g. RRF)?

We are now seeking applicants for this high-level session who address these questions and present their views on changes they would like to see introduced to strengthen cohesion policy.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend the conference in Zagreb, Croatia and will have their transport and accommodation expenses covered.

Applicants need to have a minimum of a master’s degree, be a current PhD student or be an early career researcher within 5 years after finishing their PhD (or equivalent).

How to apply
Applicants should submit:

  • a short abstract on their presentation (max 200 words)
  • CV
  • motivational statement max 200 words setting out why they should be part of the panel.

Applications for the Early Career Researcher Panel should be emailed to by 14th June 2022.

Key Dates

14 June 2022
Application Deadline


  • The Westin Zagreb
  • Krsnjavoga 1
  • Zagreb
  • Croatia

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