30 September 2022
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2022 Commissioner Seminar Series

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The RSA’s European Foundation delivered the first Commissioner Seminar on Cohesion Policy in Brussels this month.

This seminar series is an initiative by Dr Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms and a collaborative venture organised between Commissioner Ferreira and her Cabinet; the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) in partnership with the Regional Studies Association’s European Foundation (RSA Europe).

Earlier this week, Brussels welcomed us for the first seminar on the geography of discontent, levelling up, lagging regions, development trapped regions. The seminar was led by

Prof Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics, UK.

For the seminar, 15 selected PhD and early career researchers were invited to Brussels to discuss their research with Commissioner Ferreira. The group represented 11 different nationalities and a variety of disciplines ranging from sociology, public policy, urban planning, economic geography etc.

Photos can be found on the RSA Europe Facebook page.

A great opportunity for knowledge exchange and mobilisation and after the success of the first seminar, we are now developing the call for the second seminar in the series which will focus on innovation.

Alex Holmes

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