Final RegPol² Conference – Registration open until 15 August 2017

July 10, 2017 No tags

Registration for the final conference still open!

27 – 29 September 2017 | Coping with Uneven Development in Europe: Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation | Leipzig, DE | more.

Although policy makers are promoting social, economic and territorial cohesion throughout the European Union, we are currently witnessing rising disparities at all spatial scales. The conference aims to gather findings on processes of socio-spatial polarisation, focusing on political, economic and community-based strategies and on the limitations and negative impacts of current regional, social and economic policies across Europe. Scientists, policy consultants and policy makers from regional, national and European levels are invited to engage through interactive discussion formats, photo- and video-presentations and paper sessions as well as two excursions.

The diverse programme will comprise:

  • Discussions where practitioners and researchers can meet and exchange their ideas
  • Workshops in design thinking and communication
  • Field trips to (1) the old-industrial region of Mansfelder Land and (2) the disadvantaged but transforming quarter of Leipzig East
  • Keynote lectures
  • Scientific presentations
  • World café for early career researchers on “Questions on identity and peripheralisation”
  • Policy shift elevator pitch – you can present your ideas on how to change regional policies
  • Poster and video presentations – we are still accepting proposals for posters and videos
  • Photo exhibition

For more information, you can find the detailed programme here.

We will be happy to welcome you in Leipzig!


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