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

Call for Host: EURA Summer School 2016

The 2015 EURA Summer School will take place in September on Greek island of Spetses. The course is intended to provide training for young researchers through the COST Action program. The Action program provides a platform for establishing new comparative knowledge and integrated research, while helping young researchers build networks and strenthen skills.

To continue this legacy, EURA is inviting EURA and affiliated members to consider hosting the 2016 EURA Summer School. EURA members who are willing to host this event next year will receive financial and administrative support.

If you and your institution are interesting in becoming the next EURA Summer School host, please send an expression of interest before September 10th, 2015.