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Regional Polarisation and Unequal Development in CEE: Challenges for Innovative Place-based Policies

RSA Central & Eastern Europe Conference 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Over the last decades new patterns of regional disparities and polarisation have developed in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries, drawing the attention of both researchers and policy-makers. Cohesion Policy responded to this challenge by focusing on balanced spatial development of the European regions. However, although achieving significant progress in developing towards the EU-average, CEE still faces serious internal spatial imbalances between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, between core regions and peripheries.

The increasing social and economic disparities at regional level within CEE have led to the need to develop new strategies with a strong spatial focus, in order to deal with and respond to the challenges. This conference seeks to explore questions such as: how can we deal with polarisation and peripheralisation? What are the challenges for future place-based policies? What new approaches should be developed to deal with growing regional imbalances?

The RSA CEE Conference in Cluj-Napoca welcomes inputs from researchers, policy-makers and practitioners working in all areas of regional development. 

The organisers welcome proposals for Special Sessions, themed workshops and innovative forms of networking and collaboration.


10 Sep 2017 @ 08:00 am

13 Sep 2017 @ 05:00 pm

Duration: 3 days, 9 hours


Babeş-Bolyai University

Universitatii 7-9, Cluj-Napoca 400084

400084 Cluj-Napoca


Organised by

Regional Studies Association

44 (0)1323 899 698

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