«It is our pleasure to announce the 20th APDR Congress, to be held at the University of Évora, Portugal, from July 10 to July 11, 2014.
Theme of the Conference:
Renaissance of the Regions of Southern Europe
The 20th APDR Congress has the main theme of Renaissance of the Regions of Southern Europe. In the recent years, the southern Europe countries experienced, particularly aggravated, the economic crisis that affected much of the western world. This crisis has thus helped to exacerbate the existing inequalities between the North and South of Europe. After several decades away from levels of development and economic growth recorded elsewhere and the considerable efforts in terms of regional development policies, the southern regions of Europe need to find your way. Thus, this Congress will seek to answer the following questions: What conditions are necessary for the economic revival of southern Europe? What is wrong in regional development policies pursued so far? How can countries of southern Europe to improve their levels of development? The boundary between Europe and the Mediterranean is a threat or an opportunity? How can Southern Europe take advantage of the connection to the South Atlantic?
The 2014 APDR Congress will work through plenary sessions, conferences and round tables, workshops and parallel sessions. Parallel sessions will include: i) abstracts submitted to Regular Sessions (RS), proposed by the organization; and ii) abstracts submitted to Special Sessions (SS), proposed by participants and discussion topics included in workshops proposed by the participants.
The call for papers and Special Session Proposals is open and your participation is very welcome!
Themes of specific interest are:
· Renaissance of the Regions of the Southern Europe
· Urban and Regional Economics
· Regional and Local Development Policies
· Financing of Economic Growth
· Spatial Dimensions of the Crisis of the State
· Regional and Local Public Finance
· Sectoral Policies and Regional Dynamics
· Infrastructure and Regional Development
· Labour Markets and Development
· Tourism and Sustainable Development
· Education, Innovation and Territory
· Rural Development and Agrarian Economy
· Modelling in Regional Economy
· Spatial Econometrics
· Regional and Urban Planning
· Economics of Environmental and Natural Resources
Deadline for Abstracts submissions: March 20th, 2014. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the platform available on the Conference website:
Deadline for Special Session proposals should be sent by February 10th, 2014 to the secretariat of the Congress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information at the congress website: http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2014/
Looking forward to meeting you in Évora!
Maria Conceição Rego
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
20th APDR Congress»
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