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ReGrowEU conference | Resilient territories: multidimensional approaches and policies

Open to:

scholars, students and stakeholders interested in new approaches in regional science


07 October, 2021


Iasi, Romania



We live in a world that is subject to constant change and high-intensity shocks, therefore, a substantial need arises for comprehending and strengthening the resilience capacity of territories. The last year marked a return of resilience to the forefront of public discourse and in recovery policies, at all levels, both European and global. In addition, Europe's governance systems require structural transformations to make them able to develop responses to crises in line with the principles of sustainable, inclusive, and smart development. Adaptability to ever-changing contexts essentially means the ability of governments to establish new ways of action, new visions, new approaches, new path development, in a risky environment, leading to more resilience-based public policies.

In this context, the Centre for European Studies within Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania), in cooperation with Bucharest University of Economic Studies and Babes Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca organises the conference Resilient territories: multidimensional approaches and policies (hybrid event which will be held in Iasi, Romania, 7-10 October 2021).

The organisers welcome contributions on topics covering a wide range of fields (socio-economic, political, legal, geographical etc.), but not limited to: Smart specialization; Economic resilience in European Union; Digital economy; Resilience through human capital; Core-periphery patterns in times of crisis; The current challenges of Central and Eastern Europe; Resilience and geopolitics; Environmental resilience; Institutions and smart governance; Reconfigurations of the health systems; Tourism industry in the face of disruptions; European labour market; Spatial divides in terms of COVID-19 responses; Community resilience.

Confirmed speakers: Patricio AROCA (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez); Andrea Antonio CARAGLIU (Politecnico di Milano); Louafi BOUZOUINA (Ecole Nationale des Travaux, Publics de l'Etat); Roberta CAPELLO (Politecnico di Milano; Tomas Dentinho (University of Azores); Abdellatif Khattabi (Ecole Nationale Forestiere d'Ingenieurs)

Karima Kourtit (Open University of the Netherlands); Juan Carlos Martin (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria); Peter NIJKAMP (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi); Umut Türk (Abdullah Gül University)

ReGrowEU conference will be organised as a hybrid event that will combines ‘on site’ event with online component.

The deadline for online registration and submission of extended abstracts is 15 September 2021.

Publication opportunities: the papers presented at the conference could benefit from publication in one of the following partner journals: Eastern Journal of European Studies (ISSN 2068-6633), Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2247-8310); Romanian Journal of Regional Science (1843-8520); Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP) (1757-7802); CES Working Papers (ISSN 2067-7693) (indexed in numerous international databases).


The conference is open to scholars, students and stakeholders interested in new approaches in regional science.scholars, students and stakeholders interested in new approaches in regional science.


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