2021 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Winter College

30 November 2021

Date and time

30 November 2021
01 December 2021



 November 30 – December 1, 2021, Online

Globalisation processes and technological change pose new challenges and traditional top-down development policies seem not to be suitable to address all these effectively.  At the same time, a territorial and participatory approach to economic development based on the mobilisation of local actors, resources and competitive advantages can prove successful only in those regions that have strong institutional settings.  Both research and policy have increasingly focused on the types of platforms needed to facilitate cross-actor, technology and industrial sector collaborative engagement, in an attempt to integrate top-down and bottom-up approaches to local development. The objective of the Winter College is to critically consider various novel regional policy approaches, while bringing together a variety of disciplinary dimensions and perspectives.  RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Winter College 2021 aims to coach students and early career researchers to collaborate and work across disciplines in order to tackle these and related, societal challenges.



The RSA Europe’s Winter College has been established to focus on how ideas, theories, methods and data can be leveraged across disciplines for the purpose of scientific advancement. Applications are welcome from PhD candidates and post-docs/ researchers who have been awarded a PhD in the past 5 years, from a variety of disciplines and institutional backgrounds.

Your application should include:

  • A 3-minute (max) video introducing yourself and outlining your current research project (PhD thesis or research project if post-doctoral fellow)
  • Two-page CV
  • One-page statement of interest connected to the theme of the RSA Europe’s Summer College

Please send your applications to office@rsaeurope.org.

Application deadline 30th September


The programme will be published shortly!



Feedback from previous participants:

"The RSA Europe College was a stimulating experience, through which I met many scholars doing research on skills and innovation. This was certainly a recommended experience for early career researchers who have multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary orientations in their research." Jason C Wong, LSE, 2019 participant

"During these days, we learnt that cross-fertilization of ideas and multidisciplinarity are fundamental ingredients to push regional research towards new frontiers and improve the world we live in. Sharing ideas and opinions with both instructors and participants was a unique experience and we wish all of them the very best in their future endeavours. Should you get the opportunity to go, do sign-up for this summer college and be prepared for a great time." Stefania, Tasos, Silvia, 2018 participants 


Stefano Usai
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Dieter F. Kogler
Alessandro Plaisant


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