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The project RegPol² focusses on new patterns of regional disparities between metropolised core regions and the remaining parts of Central and Eastern European countries (CEE). They have become a striking feature of the current settlement system of these countries and have fuelled concerns about further polarisation and the peripheralisation of non-metropolitan regions. Those patterns however, do not remain restricted to CEE, but can be found throughout the EU at different degrees. As such, there is an EU-wide high demand for professionals able to deal with the spatial implications of these issues.

RegPol² trains 16 young researchers, 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESR – PhD) and 3 Experienced Researchers (ER – PostDoc), for careers in academia, public administration, NGOs and the private sector.  It aims (1) to educate self-reflexive specialists in complex multi-agent decision making for regional policy under uncertain framework conditions; (2) to train young researchers in better understanding regional polarisation and interrelated policymaking processes in different contexts and in communicating relevant information for decision making; (3) to raise the employability of trained researchers due to better knowledge of different disciplinary and cultural planning and policy traditions in the EU.

The 13 ESR- and 3 ER-projects include intersectoral secondments, local and network-wide transferable, theoretical as well as methodological skills trainings. The project will actively assist PhD candidates in achieving a doctoral degree within the scheduled time of three years. All fellows will have the unique opportunity to work in interdisciplinary and multinational teams with excellent links to national and international research networks.

Main Contact Persons
  • Lead Partner: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

    Thilo Lang (Project coordinator):

    Franziska Görmar (Project manager):

    Franziska Weyrich (Financial manager):

    WP leader for Dissemination and Outreach activities: MEPCO

    Martin Guba:

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