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We share the same charitable aims and objectives as our Founder, the Regional Studies Association (RSA), to create and foster research, analysis and debate at a regional level. However, unlike the RSA which is a global association with an international membership, RSA Europe operates exclusively in a European context and has no membership base.
As in previous years, the RSA’s European Foundation (RSA Europe) was a key partner during the #EURegionsWeek, a major annual events programme dedicated to regional policy during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, to implement European Union cohesion policy and to present case studies of local and regional governance. […]
Wed 7, October 2020, 09:30 – 10:30 To register for this #EURegionsWeek session, please go to: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1537_en COVID-19 has disrupted the normal working of cities and regions around the world. In all parts of life citizens have had to adapt to new restrictions on their lifestyles, changes to working life and new policies from multiple […]
Taking into account the difficult situation we are all facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was taken to postpone the Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy held in person in Brussels to 2021. We will call for applicants for the 2021 Master Class in Spring 2021. In 2020, the in person Master Class […]
The #EURegionsWeek is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy and attracts up to 10,000 delegates. This free event serves as a platform for discussing and showcasing the development of EU cohesion policy and making decision-makers more aware of the importance of regions and cities in EU policy-making. The #EURegionsWeekUniversity Webinar Series is organised […]
The Territorial Development Unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and RSA Europe are delighted to present a webinar series based on selected themes of the SMARTER 2020 Conference. In line with the measures to contain the diffusion of COVID-19, the physical event will be replaced by a series of six webinars held between […]
General Information SMARTER 2020 Conference Webinar series on “Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Connecting grand societal challenges with local goals in place-based innovation policy” is co-organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and RSA Europe. Six webinars organised between 17th September and 3rd December 2020 The Territorial Development Unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and RSA […]
General Information Placed-based responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis The COVID-19 pandemic affects different places in different ways. Effective responses are likely therefore not only to be global but also local. Different places can benefit from designing customised solutions through the identification of local innovation opportunities. Sustainable Smart Specialisation Strategies (S4), as a governance model […]
SMARTER 2020 Conference Webinar series - Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability - opportunities for economic recovery and competitiveness
In July 2020, the EU agreed to mobilise over € 1.8 trillion to recover, reform and renew its economy. Today, EU Member States and their regions are elaborating their first plans on how to best use these funds. EU policy orientations highlight the value added of investing in products, services and innovative solutions for the green and digital transition. Since […]
Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals 10.30 -12.30 CET, 09.30 – 11.30 GMT Smart Specialisation as a place-based innovation policy has started before the adoption of Agenda 2030. However, the analysis of the priorities chosen at local, regional and national level shows that they contribute to Sustainable Development Goals, as a ‘side effect’ of bottom […]
SMARTER 2020 Conference Webinar series - Quality of life in (European) cities: are cities in Europe inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable?
Quality of life in (European) cities: are cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable? Cities are important drivers of economic growth, both in the EU, and at the global level. It is in cities where most citizens live, where the biggest share of the Gross Domestic Product is generated, where a large part of EU policies […]