Pre-EURA conference PhD workshop


Prof. dr. Martijn Groenleer, Arlette van den Berg

Christiaan Broekman


EURA conference

The European Urban Research Association (EURA) was established to foster the academic multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary debate on urban futures. It aims to offer a bridge between urban research and policy issues both in Europe and in a global context. Tilburg University will host the EURA annual conference from June 21st to 23rd 2018, by. For more information on the conference, please visit our website.


Pre-conference PhD Workshop

As part of the 2018 EURA Conference in Tilburg, the Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG) organizes a one-day pre-conference PhD Workshop on June 20th, 2018.

In addition to discussing the state-of-the-art in urban and regional research and methods, the workshop will focus on professional skills development in the field of urban and regional research, including scientific paper writing, communicating research findings, and publication strategies. Sessions will be taught by senior scholars in the field, and will be highly interactive. PhD candidates will also have the chance to present their own research and receive feedback from peers and senior scholars alike.

We welcome PhD candidates whose research relates to urban and regional studies from any scientific order valtrex discipline, theoretical perspective or methodology.


Preliminary program

9:00-9:30 Welcome and introduction

9:30-10:30 Lecture I: state-of-the-art in urban research and methods

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:00 Skills session I: scientific paper and proposal writing – beyond structure

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Paper presentations and discussions

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Lecture II: state-of-the-art in urban research and methods

16:30-17:30 Skills session II: communicating research findings, from presentations to publications

17:30-18:00 Conclusion

18:30-22:00 Dinner & Drinks



PhD candidates interested to participate are asked to send an email with motivation letter, CV and one-pager on their research before February 23rd, 2018 to the workshop organizers at (subject: ‘EURA PhD workshop’). Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by March 9th, 2018.

Participation in the PhD workshop is free to all PhD candidates who participate in the EURA conference. A limited number of scholarships of €500 are available for students otherwise unable to cover expenses. PhD candidates wishing to apply for a scholarship should send an additional document outlining their circumstances (200 words max.).


More information

Detailed information on the program will follow in the coming months.

Please consult our website for further information on the 2018 EURA conference in Tilburg.

For questions, please email us at