Special Session Themes

For submissions to Special Session or Epainos Presentation Type
update 23/02/2022

S01 Regional Differences in Gender Equality: Determinants and Consequences
Alina Sorgner – John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, Korneliusz Pylak – Lublin University of Technology, Poland

S02 Wine tourism, heritage and sustainability: Three drivers of territorial development in wine regions
Javier Martínez-Falcó*, Bartolomé Marco-Lajara*, Patrocinio Zaragoza-Sáez* – *University of Alicante, Spain

S03 Counterfactual methods for regional policy evaluation
Marco Mariani – IRPET, Florence, Italy, Elena Ragazzi*, Lisa Sella* – *CNR-IRCrES, Moncalieri, Italy

S04 Global Value Chains and regional development
Roberta Capello*,  Roberto Dellisanti*, Giovanni Perucca*  – *Politecnico di Milano, Italy

S05 Economic development of coastal towns: challenges and opportunities
Stefania Fiorentino*, Maria Abreu*– *Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK

S06 Exploring the Economic Impacts of Short-Term Rentals on Regions and Cities
Alberto Hidalgo –  IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca and Complutense,  University of Madrid, Spain, Francisco J. Velazquez –  Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

S07 Culture Based Development (CBD): Cultural Context and Social Psychology  in Confronting Urban and Rural Challenges
Annie Tubadji - Swansea University, Wales

S08 Local Cultural Context and Its Emoting Variations:  Machine Learning Approaches
Annie Tubadji*, Talita Greyling – University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sasha Talavera, University of Birmingham, UK, Frederic Boy* , *Swansea University, Wales

S09 University impacts on the local and regional economy
Bianca Biagi – University of Sassari, GSSI, CRENoS, Italy, Laura Ciucci - GSSI, CRENoS, Italy, Claudio Detotto - University of Corsica, France and CRENoS, Italy

S10 Geographies of New Ways of Working
Carles Méndez-Ortega –  Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, Grzegorz Micek - Jagiellonian University, Poland, Martijn Smit - Utrecht University, The Netherlands

S11 Opportunities, risks and challenges of the digital transformation in tourism
Beghelli Matteo - Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Nicola Camatti - Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy

S12 Regional transitions: Adaptation and transformations in the tourism sector
Emmanuel Salim*, Issahaku Adam - Cape Coast University, Ghana, Leïla Kebir* - *University Of Lausanne, Switzerland

S13 Geo-Text Data Analysis in Regional Science: recent advances and best practices
Steven Kema*, Harm-Jan Rouwendal*, Milad Abbasiharofteh* Sierdjan Koster*- *University of Groningen, The Netherlands

S14 Digital in(equality) and sustainable cities
Patrizia Sulis*, Paola Proietti* - *JRC, European Commission, Spain

S15 Digitalisation, global shocks and new inequalities
Camilla Lenzi - Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Wessel Vermeulen*, Alexander Lembcke*, Rudiger Ahrend*, Joana Duran-Franch *- *OECD, Trento, Italy, ** 

S16 Digital platforms and a new sustainability-fostering anti-trust and regional industrial policy
Chris Pitelis*, Sam Boran Li* - International Business Department and Centre for International Business University of Leeds (CIBUL), UK, Eleni E. N Piteli - University of Sussex, UK

S17 Creative regions
Rafael Boix - University of Valencia, Spain, Luciana Lazzeretti - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Itlay

S18 Drivers and impacts of migration: new insights on the role of local labour markets, human capital, remote work, and (family) networks
Maria Abreu - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Bianca Biagi -  University of Sassari CRENoS, GSSI, Italy, Stephan Brunow - University of Applied Labour Studies, Germany, Viktor Venhorst - University of Groningen, The Netherlands

S19 Regional development under the new wave of globalization and current introverted economic policies ― Tourism, migration and RTA
Kenji Kondoh - School of Economics, Chukyo University, Japan

S20 Sustainable retail trade and changes in urban space
Krystian Heffner - Economics in Katowice, Poland, Małgorzata Twardzik - SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

S21 Evaluation of safety and security policies
Laurent Carnis*, Dominique Mignot* - *University Gustave Eiffel, Elena Ragazzi - CNR-Ircres, Italy

S22 Spatial dimensions of climate change
André Torre - Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParistech, France

S23 Rethinking regional resilience
Huiwen Gong - University of Bern, Switzerland, Robert Hassink - Kiel University, Germany , Canfei He - Peking University, China, Annekatrin Niebuhr - Kiel University & Institute for Employment Research, Germany

S24 Outside the frame: creative, cultural and innovative dynamics in non-urban regions
Nicola Cortinovis - Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Hugo Pinto - University of Algarve, CinTurs, Portugal, André Torre - University Paris-Saclay & INRAE – Agroparistech, France, Nancy Duxbury, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

S25 ICT as tools for islands integrated development
Despina Dimelli - Technical University of Crete, Greece

S26 Defining and measuring inequality across social and spatial scales: limits, thresholds, realities and perceptions
George Petrakos*, Dimitris Kallioras*, Spyros Niavis*, Alexandra Sotiriou* - *University of Thessaly, Greece

S27 Applications of Advanced and Innovative Methods in Regional Science
Katarzyna Kopczewska - University of Warsaw, Poland, Emmanouil Tranos - University of Bristol, England

S28 Sustainable Cities and Inclusive Communities
Lakshmi Sivaramakrishnan - Jadavpur University, India, Sumona Bandyopadhyay - University of Calcutta, India

S29 Technology as a key to a sustainable future: new challenges, opportunities (and threats?) in urban and peripheral territories
Simona Cafieri - ISTAT, Italy

S30 A look backwards at Covid-19: Mental health, uncertainty, and place
Dani Broitman - Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology, Israel

S31 Digitalisation and governance of Smart Liveable Cities
Bogdan-Constantin Ibanescu*, Karima Kourtit - Open University, Heerlen, the Netherlands, Alexandru Banica* - *Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

S32 Territorial Capacity for Sustainability-Oriented Innovation and Transformative Change
Artem Korzhenevych - Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Germany, Balázs István Tóth - University of Sopron Lamfalussy Research Centre, Hungary, Maria Abreu - University of Cambridge, UK

S33 Examining challenges of development of urban knowledge and innovation spaces
Zahra Ahmadipour - Azad University, Iran, Shahla Salehi - Faculty of Communication Sciences and Media Studies, Tehran Central Branch, Iran

S34 Facing the challenges of the just transition in European regions
Artur Ochojski*, Marcin Baron*, Adam Polko* - *University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

S35 Institutions, digitalization and territorial transformations
Gabriela Carmen Pascariu*, Ramona Ţigănaşu*, Cristian Incalţărău* - *Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Of Iasi, Romania

S36 Night-time economy : impact, costs, policies
Elisabetta Ottoz - University of Turin, Italy

S37 Territorial Intelligence and Ecosystem Innovation.  New archetypes for Ecological Transition
Maria Rosaria Seminara - Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, Vincenzo Provenzano - Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, Carmelina Bevilacqua - La Sapienza University of Rome , Italy

S38 Partnerships for innovation: building transformative innovation policies with local ownership
Ramojus Reimeris*,  Margherita Bacigalupo* , Anabela Marques Santos*, Dimitrios Pontikakis - * Joint Research Centre,  European Commission, Spain

S39 Dependency of regions in a fast-changing world: New contributions from regional IO modelling
Sacha den Nijs*, Maureen Lankhuizen* - *Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam**, Mark Thissen -  PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency**, Bart Los - University of Groningen**, Frank van Oort, Erasmus University Rotterdam**, ** The Netherlands

S40 Aligning entrepreneurship, sustainability, and regional policy
Marcus Dejardin - University of Namur & UCLouvain, Belgium, Maria Greve - Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, Korneliusz Pylak - Lublin University of Technology, Poland

S41 Sustainable technology for balancing peri-urban ecosystem services
Vasco Barbosa - Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal, Mónica Marcela Suárez Pradilla - Escuelña Colombiana de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, Colombia

S42 The long run sources of regional disparities in Europe
Maria Teresa Sanchis Llopis - Universitat de Valencia, Spain, Pau Insa Sanchez - Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy

S43 Planning territorial healthcare services using data science approaches
Mattia Cattaneo*, Chiara Morlotti* - * Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering, University of Bergamo, Italy

S44 Peripheral areas: from marginality to places of opportunity
Giulia Valeria Sonzogno*, Giulia Urso*, Alessandra Faggian* - *Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

S45 Commons as Enablers of Territorial Transition: Evidences, Assessment and Theoretical Perspectives
Leïla Kebir - University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Artur Ochojski*, Adam Polko* - *University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, Frédéric Wallet - INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse, France

S46 Innovation and Sustainability in Developing Countries
Salma Hichri - University of Sfax and LAREQUAD, Tunisia, Hanene Jamoussi -  University of Manouba, ThEMA, Tunisia, Mouloud Haddak - University Gustave Eiffel, France

S47 Urban challenges in time of multiple crises and  of the twin transition
Daniela-Luminita Constantin - Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania, Cristina Serbanica - “Constantin Brancoveanu” University of Pitesti, Romania

S48 The Growing Suburban Sprawl in Global South (Asia and Large Latin American Cities). New challenges and visions for: urbanism, informality, inequalities and climate change
Vasco Barbosa - Polytechnic Institute Viana do Castelo, Portugal and University of Johannesburg South Africa, Mónica Suárez - University Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito, Colombia, Juan Eduardo Chica - Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Colombia

S49 Ecological Transition That is Increase in Resilience and Renewable Energies, Digitalization, and Integrated Territorial Planning
Stefano Aragona - National Institute of Bioarchitecture - INBAR, Italy, Francesca Assennato - Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research - ISPRA, Italy

S50 Regional and local impacts of renewal investments
Roberto Ramos*, Eduardo Gutiérrez* - *Central Bank of Spain/ Banco de España

S51 Building decarbonization and sustainability in urban areas. Evidences
Paloma Taltavull*, Raul Perez*, Francisco Juárez* - *University of Alicante, Spain

S52 The new economic model: urban and regional circularity and sustainability. Evidence from Catedra de Transformación del Modelo Económico de la GV
Paloma Taltavull*, Raul Perez*, Francisco Juárez* - *University of Alicante, Spain

S53 Proximity tourism and local development. Theoretical insights and case studies
Maria Giuseppina Lucia*, Francesca Silvia Rota* - *Università degli Studi di Torino, InCreaSe, Italy

S54 Ageing society: spatial socioeconomic challenges
Rosella Nicolini*, José Luis Roig Sabaté*, Riccardo Turati* - UAB, Spain

S55 Climate economics
Karina Simone Sass - University of São Paulo, Brazil

S56 Territorial Inequalities in Europe
Paolo Postiglione - University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, Ana Viñuela - University of Oviedo, Spain

S57 Perceived discontent, inequalities and the city
Camilla Lenzi*, Giovanni Perucca* – *Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Nicola Pontarollo – Università di Brescia, Italy

S58 The geographies of hate, violence and intolerance against vulnerable groups
Alessandra Faggian*, Daria Denti*, Carlo Caporali* – *Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

S59 Tourism sustainability as a source of job creation and wealth
Javier Sánchez-Rivas García - Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, Francisco Sánchez del Cubo - Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

S60 Economic transformation and the geography of firms, human capital and growth
Martin Andersson - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Mikaela Backman - Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, Magnus Andersson - Malmö University, Sweden, Tom Brökel - University of Stavanger Business School, Norway, Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen - Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark, Grétar Þór, Eyþórsson - University of Akureyri, Iceland, Jonas Westin - Umeå University, Sweden

S61 Then, now and future: Questions from the urban Global South
Mafizul Haque - University of Calcutta, India, Swasti Vardhan Mishra -  Rabindra Bharati University, India, Pritam Ghosh - Ramsaday College, India

S62 The role of intermediary cities and towns in regional development
Paolo Veneri - Gran Sasso Science Institut, Italy, David Burgalassi - OECD, Italy

S63 The Russian urban space specifics
Alexander N. Pilyasov - Autonomous Non-commercial organization, Institute of Regional Consulting, Russia, Tatiana I. Gerasimenko - IG RAS, Russia

S64 "From Dependence to Embeddedness”: FDI Driven  Global Value Chains and Policy Alternatives to FDI-Based Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe 
Zoltán Gál*, Magdolna Sass* - *Centre for Economic & Regional Studies, Hungary, Gábor Lux - Centre for Economic &Regional Studies, Hungary

S65 Foreign Direct Investments, trade and local development: drivers and impact
Anna D'Ambrosio*, Luigi Benfratello* - *Politecnico di Torino, Italy

S66 Building resilient communities future: opportunities and challenges addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Ileana Luminița Bălălău*, Ștefania Elena Deak*, Stelian Matei*, Mihăiță Toader*, Gabriela Ciulacu Bițan - *Department Of Sustainable Development, Government Of Romania, Preda Elena - Bucharest University Of Economic Studies, Romania

S67 Small Tourism Communities in Transition
Andrea Omizzolo*,  Philipp Corradini* - Eurac Research, Italy

S68 Islands as ‘socio-spatial laboratories’ for sustainable development
Dimitris Ballas - University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Thanasis Kizos - University of the Aegean, Greece

S69 The role of participatory approaches in tourism and sustainable development 
Kamila Borsekova - Matej Bel University, Slovakia, Antonella Fresa - Promoter, Italy , Sabine Gebert Persson*, Marina Toger, Uppsala University, Sweden

S70 Peripheral regions and the geography of innovation
Diana Gutierrez-Posada*, Andre Carrascal-Incera*, Tania Fernandez-Garcia* - University of Oviedo, Spain

S71 Transition to climate neutrality and energy transition: regional development driver or challenge?
Kinga Hat - Austrian Institute for Regional Studies (ÖIR), Austria

S72 Transdisciplinary approaches to addressing the challenges of sustainable development in low-density territories
Tigran Keryan*, Lívia Madureira* - Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD), University Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal

S73 Harvest energy data from web
Cosma Damiano De Angels*, Pierfrancesco De Angelis* - *Arch4energy, Italy

S74 ERC Funding Programme by the European Commission
Laura Pierantoni - European Research Council (ERC), European Research Council of European Commission, Belgium

S75 The Level of Sustainable Development in Austria:The Indexes, Methods, and Conclusions in Agenda 2030
Efthymios - Spyridon Georgiou - Student University Salzburg, Austria, Freelancer Urban Planner, Greece

S76 Global disruptions and their local labor market impact. An investigation into the spatial drivers of productivity and growth
Nikolaos Terzidis – University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Raquel Ortega-Argiles – The University of Manchester, UK

S77 Economic Complexity for Industrial and Innovation Policy
Emanuele Pugliese - Joint Research Centre,  European Commission, Spain

S78 The Geography of Happiness: The Urban Paradox in Well-Being, Satisfaction And City Love
Martijn Burger*, Karima Kourtit*, Peter Nijkamp* - *Open University of the Netherlands, The Netehrlands

S79 Is the New Economic Geography (NEG) Still Alive and Well in 2023? Smart Algorithmic Places and Artificial Intelligent Spaces
Karima Kourtit*, Peter Nijkamp* - *Open University of the Netherlands, The Netehrlands

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