(Call for Papers) RSA Annual Conference 2016

Call for Papers:
Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2016, 3rd April, 2016 – 6th April, 2016 Graz, Austria
“Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”
Special session
Challenges of Regional Development and EU Integration in SEE
Session Organiser:    
Janez Nared (janez.nared@zrc-sazu.si), Department for Human Geography, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia
Danica Šantić (danicam@gef.bg.ac.rs), Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, Serbia
We invite all colleagues interested in regional development and EU integration in South East Europe to submit a paper to this special session. South East Europe, once a well-connected economic, political and cultural area, is struggling to re-establish its ties and become more connected after the period of conflicts. The accession to the EU seems to be decisive in this process. Scientific discourse and cooperation can contribute to this process, by continuing in a constructive and fruitful manner the scientists have cooperated before the democratic transition. Also, new generations and early career researchers are more than welcome to join this session. Possible topics of interest for this special session, but not exclusively, are the following:
  • National regional development policy in the context of EU accession and EU 2020
  • IPA – Integrated Pre-accession Programme
  • Cross-border development, CBC programmes
  • Danube Strategy and Programme, ADRION Adriatic-Ionian Transnational Cooperation Programme
  • Historic spatial development aspects and future prospects of EU Territorial Cohesion in the SEE context
  • Pan-European Transport Corridor X
  • Post-socialist transition
  • Post-war reconstruction
  • Regional economic cooperation
  • Natural and cultural heritage
  • Migration crisis
  • Demographic challenges
Anyone interested in participating in the session should register for the conference before 7thDecember 2015 by visiting http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/building-bridges-cities-and-regions-in-a-transnational-world

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