Call for applications – 2017 MASTER CLASS for PhD students

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We are happy to announce that the call for applications for the Master Class is open.

The Master Class is a unique format to connect young researchers and will include presentations of papers by the participants as well as lectures and panel debates with policy makers, EU officials and senior academics to improve understanding of and research on EU Cohesion Policy. The Master Class is part of the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities the biggest event world-wide on regional and urban development. It will be held for 30 PhD students and early-career researchers for the fifth time between 8 and 12 October 2017.

Applications must be accompanied by abstracts of papers to be developed on one of these themes:

1) Resilient regions and cities: What local and regional strategies have proved successful in addressing the economic crisis and providing resilience? What lessons have regional and local authorities learned from the crisis and how has EU Cohesion Policy contributed to these lessons?
2) Governance of regional local development: How does EU Cohesion Policy influence „good governance” and innovation in the public sector?
3) Sharing knowledge across borders: How does EU Cohesion Policy facilitate learning between regions and cities and what are future directions in this respect?

Interested PhD students and early career researchers are requested to submit applications to by the deadline of 9 May 2017, 3pm BST.

Are you interested in what this prestigious event look like? Have a look at the last year proceedings.

The 2017 Master Class programme is available here. Please note that the organisers will cover travel and accommodation expenses of all participants.

More info is available here

Please feel free to forward this call to anyone you think would be interested in this opportunity.

The Master Class will be organised and led by the European Commission, DG for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), the EU Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Regional Studies Association (RSA) in cooperation with the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).

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