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Culture, Cohesion and Competitiveness: Regional Prespectives

dal 27-08-2008 al 31-08-2008
, December 7, 2007

48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association

Culture, Cohesion and Competitiveness: Regional Perspectives

27 – 31 August 2008

Liverpool, UK

The 2008 ERSA Congress will be jointly hosted by the Department of Civic Design at the University of Liverpool and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International.

Chosen as European Capital of Culture for 2008, Liverpool has been the focus for numerous regeneration initiatives. The City has changed dramatically in the last decade and is emerging as one of the UK's leading centres for learning, culture, entertainment, sport and endeavour. The Congress will provide an excellent opportunity to see, and reflect on, the substantial progress that has been made.

The overarching theme for the Congress will be Culture, Cohesion and Competitiveness – Regional Perspectives. This encapsulates a number of different aspects that are topical and relevant not only for Liverpool but also across the whole of Europe.



The programme will be organised around a variety of topics and include plenary sessions with lectures by distinguished keynote speakers, including Professor Ed Glaeser (Harvard). A number of topics will reflect the central theme but as usual there will provision for other topics. There will also be young scientists sessions.

Dates and deadlines

Important dates and deadlines are as follows:

14 January:      Abstract submission

29 February:     Notification of acceptance of abstracts

30 April:           Submission of papers for R-sessions

31 May:           Notification of acceptance of R-sessions papers

16 June:          Deadline for return of reduced fee Registration Form

16 June:          Submission of other papers (for other than R-sessions

Submission of abstracts

Prospective participants should submit an abstract of up to two pages by 14 January 2008. 

Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent to authors by 29 February 2008 and the deadline for full paper submission is 30 April 2008.  

To submit an abstract please click here

For further information please contact: Sandra Robinson University of Liverpool, Department of Civic Design, The Gordon Stephenson Building, 74 Bedford Street South Liverpool L69 7ZQ UK

Email:   ERSA2008@liverpool.ac.uk

Keywords: regional development, congress, culture, cohesion