OPEN DAYS Early Career Research Competition
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.