2016 EURA Conference Update

Status

With over 250 abstracts submitted to the 2016 EURA Conference in Torino, we are anticipating this summer to be one of our biggest conferences yet. Participants and those interested are reminded of the following deadlines:

  • Early Registration Deadline: March 15th
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 30th

We anticipate that a draft programme will be out by early March and look forward to those joining us in Torino!

Call for a hosts: 2018 EURA Conference

The European Urban Research Association is looking for a host for the upcoming EURA conference 2018.

The annual EURA conference should have an overall topic of the conference which is broad enough to be attractive for EURA members with different background and interests. Within such a broad overall topic there is room for an array of more specialised parallel tracks and workshops. EURA conferences are truly interdisciplinary events and accommodate scholars from urban economics, political sciences, urban sociology, sustainability studies, geography, urban design and planning.

EURA conferences attract between 250 – 400 participants and take 2-3 days. Prior conferences have been held in Sibiu (2015), Paris (2014), Enschede (2013), Copenhagen (2012), Vienna (2011) and Darmstadt (2010). Conference topics included: City Futures, Learning Cities, The Vital City, Cities as seedbeds for innovation, and Cities in City Regions. The EURA conference 2016 takes place in Torino, EURA 2017 will be held in Warsaw.

Standard tracks that need to be at any EURA conference are in rough terms: Sustainable/resilient cities, knowledge and economic development, urban sociology, policy studies/governance, and spatial planning/architecture. The host is responsible for the organisation of the whole event (mobile workshops, selection and invitation of key notes, etc.).

As an expression of interest please send us a title, description of the topic, possible tracks, venue, an institutional profile (one page) and former experience with conference management. EURA expects a conference management according to established international standards (credit card payment, software for management of contribution such as Conftool or similar).

The conference has to consider the three goals of EURA. EURA is a network of urban scholars facilitating cross-disciplinary research and stimulating academic debate about urban issues in Europe. Aims and objectives of EURA as written in the charter are

  • To encourage international exchange and co-operation in relation to urban research
  • To stimulate and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-border urban research
  • To contribute to urban policy debates.

EURA conferences are usually hosted by an institutional member of EURA.

For any queries please contact board members or the secretariat.

Deadline 31.03.2016

EURA 2016 Conference Updates

A reminder that the call for abstracts for the 2016 EURA conference is open! Check the conference webpage here for details.

Also, as a part of the 2016 Conference, EURA is proud to announce two competitions for young scholars and conference participants:

  1. In the past EURA has supported young scholars through various awards. In 2016 the tradition will continue by granting one young scholar with a travel grant of up to 1000 € to either the 2017 EURA Conference in Warsaw (PL) or the 2017 UAA Conference in Milwaukee (US).
  2. Additionally, EURA will grant a “Best Paper Award” at the 2016 Conference. The successful awardee will have their paper mentioned in the conference website and the opportunity to participate for free to the 2017 EURA Conference in Warsaw.

Further details still to come regarding the eligibility and conditions of the competition but to take part to the competition it is necessary to submit a full paper. Please, check the EURA wesite and conference websites for updates.

Correction: EURA Roundtable at AESOP Congress in Prague

Correction: In the last newsletter that was sent out to members, it was stated that the EURA Roundtable entited Creating policy spaces for innovation would be hosted on 13 July at the 2015 AESOP Congress in Prague. The correct date for the roundtable discussion is in fact 16 July.

Please note this correction if you are intending to attend the roundtable discussion hosted by Robin Hambleton, Valeria Fedeli, Ivan Tosics, and Karsten Zimmermann, and Sandro Balducci.