OPEN DAYS Early Career Research Competition

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Together with the Regional Studies Association, DG REGIO hosted the first ever OPEN DAYS Early Career Research Competition.  With over 50 entries, the jury shortlisted 6 finalists who were invited to OPEN DAYS to present their work through a poster session in front of the jury.  The winner, Frank Neffke from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, presented his work on structural transformation of regional economies.  The runner-up, Emmanouil Tranos from the University of Newcastle, presented his work on the geography of internet infrastructure in Europe.  Both have been awarded a cash prize and all finalists were presented with a certificate.