2019 RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference, Lublin, Poland

Határidő: 05/21/2019

Metropolises and Peripheries of CEE Countries: New Challenges for EU, National and Regional Policies

Date and location
September 11, 2019 – September 13, 2019
Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Plac Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie, 20-400 Lublin, Lublin, Poland

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Conference details

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Important deadlines:

Special Session proposal submission 26th March 2019

Early Career Speaker application 31st March 2019

Bursary Application 21st April 2019

Abstract submission and early bird registration 21st May 2019

Best Conference Paper Competition Submission 21st August 2019

Metropolises of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries play an important role in the European economy. They are the driving force for national development, research specialisation, knowledge production, innovation and business services. They are among the fastest growing regions in the EU, attractive for foreign investors and becoming increasingly competitive in the global (European) market place.

As economic hubs they provide benefits due to economies of scale and scope for business and local society. They generate the possibility of economic, social, and cultural development, acting as growth poles – centres of concentration of activities and creation of innovations. However, contemporary metropolises in Central and Eastern European countries face many challenges and problems. They are islands of economic development surrounded by poorly developed peripheries. Less developed areas cumulate problems and challenges of a social, environmental, spatial, infrastructural and communication nature. All this requires new approaches in the development policy at the European, national, regional and local level.

The 2019 RSA CEE conference showcases challenges, determinants and perspectives of development of different kind of metropolises and peripheries in CEE. The emphasis is on the economic performance, social, and political issues with respect to regional, national and European dimensions.

To study and debate these and many other issues, we warmly invite the regional studies/science and connected communities, policymakers, planners, and practitioners to join us at the 2019 RSA CEE Conference in Lublin, Poland.

Conference themes:

  • Development challenges of metropolises and peripheries
  • Cohesion Policy
  • Spatial inequalities, Spatial planning policy
  • Urban functional areas
  • Future of cities
  • Urban theory and strategy
  • Suburbanization, re-urbanization, and re-vitalization
  • Local resources
  • Technical and social infrastructure
  • Labour markets, commuting, distant work
  • Dominant/prime city
  • Economic growth
  • Inclusive growth
  • Spatial distribution and effects of FDI
  • Integrated territorial investments
  • Smart specialization, industrial strategy
  • Innovation and competitiveness
  • Cross-border regions and transnational cooperation
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Socio-economic exclusion
  • Quality of life and wellbeing
  • Education, culture, tourism

The CEE Conference will also feature a one-day Policy Thursday, and more information about this can be found here.

Virtual Special Issue

A selection of articles across our five journal can be found in our CEE Virtual Special Issue. All listed articles are free to access.

Abstract submission:

Please submit your abstract (250-words abstract – text only) through the RSA conference portal. The abstract submission deadline is 21st May 2019. Abstracts will be considered by the Conference Committee against the criteria of originality, interest, and subject balance.

Click here to submit your abstract and to register.

Read FULL CALL here.

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