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). We intend to bring together scholars, students and stakeholders interested in new approaches in regional science. The conference is organised in the framework of the project ReGrowEU (Advancing ground-breaking research in regional growth and development theories, through a resilience approach: towards a convergent, balanced and sustainable European Union) which focused during the past 3 years on the development of a new comprehensive model of resilience in a multi-disciplinary, multi-level and multi-actor approach ().
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.
The 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.
The papers presented at the conference could benefit from publication in one of the following partner journals: Eastern Journal of European Studies, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Romanian Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science Policy & Practice, CES Working Papers (indexed in numerous international databases).
8 Oct 2021 @ 09:00 am
10 Oct 2021 @ 04:00 pm
Duration: 2 days, 7 hours
"Alexandru Ioan Cuza University" of Iasi
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