Postgraduates and early career researchers interested in European Cohesion Policy are invited to apply to present their research in the form of a poster at the 11th OPEN DAYS 2013 European Week of Cities and Region, 7th to 10th October 2013. The competition showcases the ongoing research and results from projects undertaken by Early Career Researchers on Cohesion policy topics. Applicants are short-listed on the basis of up to 1000 word abstracts, and six finalists will be selected. Each finalist will be awarded a place on the OPEN DAYS Master Class along with two nights of accommodation and travel to and from OPEN DAYS. The overall winner will receive 750 Euro and the runner-up will receive 250 Euro. All finalists will receive honorary membership of the Regional Studies Association for one year. For application click here.

OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
The event was created in 2003 when the Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously. One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.

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