The OPEN DAYS University aims to present new research on regional and urban development. It enables academics, practitioners, EU officials and other interested participants to exchange views and test new academic concepts in the field of regional and urban policies. The University facilitates the creation of networking links between students, academics, EU institutions and regional partners and raises awareness, attracting students and young researchers to the topic of the EU cohesion policy.
During OPEN DAYS 2015, 11 workshops will be organised under the umbrella of the OPEN DAYS University. New research on regional and urban development will be presented and debated here, with the support from a selected number of renowned academics and researchers in the field of EU cohesion policy and related policy fields from different European countries.
The OPEN DAYS University will this year again host a Master Class for PhD students/early career researchers in the field of regional and urban policy. Its purpose is to improve the understanding of EU Cohesion Policy and its research potential among 25selected European PhD students and early-career researchers.
The Master Class (12-15 October 2015) will have a modular format including:
The Master Class is organised by the European Commission (Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy) and the European Committee of the Regions, in partnership with European academic networks specialised in regional development with a particular emphasis on the policy dimension (the Regional Studies Association/RSA, the Association of European Schools of Planning/AESOP and the European Regional Science Association/ERSA), as well as renowned academics and researchers in the field of EU cohesion policy and related policy fields.