The Master Class
As part of the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), the Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy will be held for PhD students and early-career researchers for the fifth time between 8 and 12 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The Master Class is a unique format to connect young researchers and will include presentations of papers by the participants as well as lectures and panel debates with policy makers, EU officials and senior academics to improve understanding of and research on EU Cohesion Policy. In particular, it will serve to:
- discuss recent research on European regional and urban development and EU Cohesion Policy;
- enable PhD students and early career researchers to exchange views and network with policy makers, EU officials and senior academics;
- raise awareness and understanding of the research potential in the field of EU Cohesion Policy.
This year, the Master Class will focus on EU Cohesion Policy’s implementation, the debate about its future post-2020 and EU and international research programmes and projects.
Applications must be accompanied by abstracts of papers to be developed on one of these themes:
1) Resilient regions and cities: What local and regional strategies have proved successful in addressing the economic crisis and providing resilience? What lessons have regional and local authorities learned from the crisis and how has EU Cohesion Policy contributed to these lessons?
2) Governance of regional local development: How does EU Cohesion Policy influence “good governance” and innovation in the public sector?
3) Sharing knowledge across borders: How does EU Cohesion Policy facilitate learning between regions and cities and what are future directions in this respect?
Additionally to the application form, the following elements are needed: a CV; a certificate proving the PhD student status or a copy of the PhD certificate; a portrait photo (separate file); and a passport or ID card number.
Interested? Apply before 9 May.