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Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference

Dear students & early careers thank you so much for enthusiastically attending the Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014 in Sheffield. Your inputs are of valuable importance towards regions and cities where everybody fits in, where every human being can work, live, play and dream. A follow up of the core discussions will be published in our blog.

European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award

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Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to inform you that the 2016 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award is currently open for applications. The deadline for applications is 16 March 2015. The application form and related information are available on the EER web page: www.cor.europa.eu/eer
What is the EER Award? The EER award identifies and rewards EU territories with outstanding future oriented entrepreneurial strategies that are realised through concrete and measurable actions contributing to the implementation of the Small Business Act for Europethrough actions demonstrating optimal use of public funding, irrespective of the territory's size, wealth and competences. The territories with the most visible, credible, forward- looking and promising political vision are granted the label “European Entrepreneurial Region 2016” (EER).
Who can apply? All EU territories below the level of the Member State that are endowed with competences at a political level and able to implem…

RSA’s Early Career Conference in Sheffield

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With only three days to go before the RSA’s Early Career Conference in Sheffield, we could like to remind you again the Students & Early Career Social Event. Theme: ‘Pros & Cons of Publishing in Open Access'
Date & Time: 17.00-17.45, 30th Oct (Thursday)
Venue: ICOSS, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, Conference Room
Drink Reception: Foyer
GPS: 53°22'51.9"N 1°28'52.0"W Some useful links:
:::Academic Programme:::http://www.regionalstudies.org/uploads/documents/Early_Career_Academic_Programme_V9.pdf
:::Plenary Speakers - EC 2014:::
http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/plenary-sessions/regional-studies-association-early-career-conference-2014-sheffield-uk
:::Directions:::
https://www.google.co.uk/maps?q=53.3810888,+-1.4811068
:::Train tickets:::
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
:::Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences:::
http://www.shef.ac.uk/icoss/contact


5 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

1. Stay away from negativity and bring on the positivity This is the time to really evaluate your inner circle, including friends and family. This is a tough one, but it's time to seriously consider getting away from those individuals who put you down and shred your confidence. Even a temporary break from Debbie Downer can make a huge difference and help you make strides toward more self-confidence. Be positive, even if you're not feeling it quite yet. Put some positive enthusiasm into your interactions with others and hit the ground running, excited to begin your next project. Stop focusing on the problems in your life and instead begin to focus on solutions and making positive changes. 2. Change your body language and image This is where posture, smiling, eye contact, and speech slowly come into play. Just the simple act of pulling your shoulders back gives others the impression that you are a confident person. Smiling will not only make you feel better, but will make others …

Call for Papers: Place Management & Branding Conference 2015

Call for Papers: Place Management & Branding Conference 2015 We are delighted to announce that the 3rd Institute of Place Management Conference will be held at Poznań University of Economics (Faculty of Management) on the 6th-8th May 2015 in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, Poznań University of Economics and Stockholm University (Stockholm Programme of Place Branding). Deadline for Abstract submission is the 15th of November! So hurry up!  http://www.placemanagement2015.pl/#!papers/c13ps

You know that you are doing something great when you are speaker chair and organizer during same event

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The Regional Studies Blog: Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Me...

The Regional Studies Blog: Regional Studies, Regional Science Early Career Me...: The early career editors of Regional Studies, Regional Science met in Essen, Germany recently to discuss our launch year.  We are very ple...

Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014 - Sheffield, UK

Portugal: the right place to invest and build partnerships in Health

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Place Management and Branding Conference – Poznan – 5th-8th May 2015

Conference call for papers from Journal of Place Management and Development We are delighted to announce the 3rd Institute of Place Management Conference will be held at Poznan University of Economics (Faculty of Management) on the 6th-8th May in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Stockholm University (Stockholm Program of Place Branding).  The Conference Chair is Dr Magdalena Florek.
The title of the conference is “Sustainability, liveability and connectivity” and the three main themes of the conference will be place management, place brand management and the influence of global trends on specific places.  There will be a special issue of the Journal of Place Management and Development containing the best papers from the conference. Academic and practitioner contributions are welcome.
Key Dates:
1 November 2014 - Deadline for abstract submission
1 January 2015 - Review announced
1 March 2015 - Full paper submission deadline
For more details see www.placemanagement2015…

Urban Studies Table of Contents for Special issue: Explaining local governance ?transformation? through neoliberalism

Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference in Sheffield

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Dear colleagues attending the next Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference in Sheffield, UK (30th – 31st of October 2014), Thank you for registering for the Regional Studies Association event in Sheffield. While you are preparing your presentation, we would like to draw your attention to another exciting ***Students & Early Careers Social Event***, organised between 17.00-17.45 (Thursday 30th) dedicated to the *********Pros & Cons of Publishing in Open Access********* The event comprises: ***a ‘Warm-up exercise’***
1) The Editor-in-Chief of RSA’s open access Journal – Regional Studies Regional Science – will give you an overall picture of how this open access journal is running;
2) The Editor of the Early Career Section will provide more detail on how students and early careers could benefit from publishing in this open access journal. ***An enthusiastic ‘Debating forum’***
We will open the floor and discuss the ‘pros and cons’ of open access publications. ***And a vibra…

Constructing cross-border advantage: a joint branding strategy for Galicia and northern Portugal

Abstract only - to be presented at the Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference, Sheffield, 2014
Constructing cross-border advantage: a joint branding strategy for Galicia and northern Portugal
Eduardo Oliveira* Department of Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, Netherlands
This article adopts a constructed advantage approach to a potential joint cross-border branding strategy to position and give visibility to Galicia and northern Portugal (GNP). Bearing in mind the approval of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation GNP, the publication of the Joint Investment Programme 2014-2020, the mismatch of styles of government and the current socio-economic scenario, the article sheds light on the empirical significance of a branding strategy through cross-border relatedness, knowledge-base and policy platforms. The findings reveal the key-economic domains in which GNP excels. Their combination is likely to generate spillovers, thus constructing cross-border advantage a…

Content, context and co-creation: Digital challenges in destination branding with references to Portugal as a tourist destination

http://jvm.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/24/1356766714544235.abstract
Content, context and co-creation: Digital challenges in destination branding with references to Portugal as a tourist destinationEduardo Henrique da Silva Oliveirae.h.da.silva.oliveira@rug.nl Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of GroningenEmese Panyik Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal Abstract Content generated by tourists, travellers, professional travel bloggers and travel journalists who post, comment and share information on social media channels is arguably the greatest digital challenge of destination branding today. The tourist-/traveller-generated content is likely to generate brand value if integrated into the destination branding strategy. There is, however, a lack of theoretical awareness and empirical research into the role of social media content in shaping destination brands. By taking Portugal as a case study, this exploratory research is aimed to show how content analysis can be used…

Urban Studies Table of Contents for November 2014; Vol. 51, No. 14

26-27 November: Conference on Innovation Procurement

The European Commission wishes the EGTC Platform to be informed about the following event:
On 26 and 27 November 2014ahigh level conference on Innovation Procurement will be held under the auspices of the Italian Presidency in Milan that is co-organized by the European Commission and the Lombardy Region/Italy. The aim of the conference is to bring together procurers and key stakeholders from several domains of public interest to discuss possible collaborations and networking in view of the H2020 calls in 2015 on Innovation Procurement.
Public procurement that accounts for some 19% of GDP in the European Union represents an enormous potential market for innovative products and services, offering a powerful leverage for the modernization of public sector and for the competitiveness and growth of the European industry.
In addition, through Innovation Procurement the public sector in Europe has an opportunity to drive Innovation form the demand side with the aim to tackle challenge and to en…

Branding Chinese Mega-Cities

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Dr. Maya Angelou

Call for papers - Journal of Place Management and Development