The 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 of EU cohesion policy among students and young researchers.
During the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016, up to 10 sessions will be organised as university workshops. New research on regional and urban development will be presented and debated here, with the support of a selected number of renowned academics and researchers in the field of EU cohesion policy and related policy fields from different European countries.
The University will also 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 a selection of European PhD students and early-career researchers.