CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW COHESION POLICY IN 2014-2020:
AN ACADEMIC AND POLICY DEBATE
Second EU Cohesion Policy Conference, Riga, Latvia
4th -6th FEBRUARY 2015
This Second EU Cohesion Policy Conference is free of charge and jointly organised by the Regional Studies Association and DG Regio, together with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference will take stock of the challenges and opportunities for Cohesion policy in 2014-20. It will bring together a limited number of participants from academia, the European institutions and Member State authorities to debate where Cohesion policy is going and how its contribution to growth and jobs can be maximised.
Papers are invited on the following questions and themes which will form the basis for workshop sessions, panel debates and discussion groups at the Conference.
Submission of abstracts
Please submit proposals for papers in the form of a 500-word abstract through the Regional Studies Association online portal (https://members.regionalstudies.org/lounge/Meetings/Meeting?ID=120) by
31st October 2014. Given the purpose and audience of the conference, the abstracts should demonstrate policy implications or lessons insofar as possible.
Proposers will be notified of the selected papers by 30 November 2014, with the expectation of a full paper being submitted by 11 January 2015.
Academic organiser: Professor John Bachtler, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, UK
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