August 27-30, 2019, ERSA Congress “Cities, regions and digital transformations: Opportunities, risks and challenges”
Between August 27-30, the 59th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) was held, with the theme "Cities, regions and digital transformations: Opportunities, risks and challenges". It was hosted by the University of Lyon, France.
Representatives of the ADRBI participated in the congress and sustained the presentations: "Urban development and smart specialization by Regio in the Bucharest-Ilfov Region" and "Regional policies for promotion at European level".
The ERSA congress “Cities, regions and digital transformations: Opportunities, risks and challenges” host every year a large variety of themes in spatial, regional, and urban economics, economic geography, and regional policy topics like local governance and institutions. The Congress has also the ambition to have a stronger interdisciplinary dimension featuring contributions from social sciences, engineering and big data.
With approximately 900 participants this year from all continents, the ERSA congresses have become the largest academic conferences in regional science worldwide. There is a good place to present research results, network and/or exchange, find out about new developments in the field, and meet colleagues for future projects.