Open Days 2010

The University

Draft programme Open Days University

The OPEN DAYS University will host lectures and moderated panels and will provide for networking opportunities and exchange among researchers and other stakeholders within the theme of 'competitiveness, co-operation and cohesion'.

In cooperation with international organisations and associations, the OPEN DAYS University will add the academic point of view on questions related to regional development and EU cohesion policy in particular. The organisers will jointly establish the OPEN DAYS University programme. 

Universities or individual researchers who have expressed an interest in participating in the OPEN DAYS University will be contacted by mid-April.  A preliminary programme will also be published in mid-April.


Early career research competition 2010

The Directorate-General for Regional Policy, in partnership with the Regional Studies Association, has invited early career researchers in the area of European regional policy to present their research at OPEN DAYS 2010. The deadline for application has passed but for more information, please contact Ms Roller, DG Regional Policy (  

Conditions for participation:

  • Candidates must either be completing a PhD or have completed a PhD in the last 3 years
  • A CV and short summary of research (max. 1000 words) should be sent by 28 May to the Regional Studies Association (email:
  • Candidates will be expected to prepare posters for a workshop session at OPEN DAYS and deliver a short 5-7 minute presentation.

Finalists will be invited to attend OPEN DAYS and present their research.  A cash prize of €1000 will be awarded to the winner. More Details

For more information, please contact Ms Roller, DG Regional Policy (