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European Week of

Regions and Cities

Brussels
10-13 October 2016

European Week of Regions


and Cities University
Master Class
Book
of papers
Programme

Welcome to the Master Class 2016


of the European Week of Regions and Cities University!

For the fourth time, the European Week of Regions and Cities University will be accompanied by
a Master Class aiming to improve the understanding of EU Cohesion Policy and its research
potential. The 2016 Master Class will:

present recent research on European regional and urban development and EU Cohesion
Policy;
enable PhD students and early career researchers to exchange views with EU politicians,
officials and senior academics;
facilitate networking among participants from different countries and with the wider EU
policy and academic communities; and
raise awareness and understanding of the research potential in the field of EU Cohesion
Policy.

Based on a call for paper proposals, 30 participants from 17 EU Member States and two
non-EU countries (Albania and Russia) will attend the Master Class between 9 and 13
October 2016 to discuss in particular three themes:

Promoting inclusive growth and social cohesion, including the territorial dimension and the
integration of urban and rural development.
The significance of the network economy: policy learning; transfers between regions and
cities; knowledge spill-overs.
Improving the Cohesion policy delivery system: performance, simplification and
accountability.

The Master Class is organised by the European Commission's DG for Regional and Urban
Policy, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Regional Studies Association
(RSA), together with the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the
Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). It will involve a total of about 30
speakers and moderators from these institutions. Mostly restricted to the selected
participants, the modules of the Master Class will be held on CoR premises and include:

research presentations and feed-back sessions, lectures, debates and social events on 10,
11 and 12 October;
attendance at other European Week of Regions and Cities workshops on 12 October
morning;
a role play session on 13 October.

The organisers would like to wish all participants and speakers inspiring and fruitful experiences
and debates!

Brussels, 7 October 2016

Table of Contents
Sunday, 9 October ................................................................................................................... 3
15:00-18:00 Informal meeting of participants ............................................................................... 3
19:00-21:00 Exploring Brussels centre ....................................................................................... 3
Monday, 10 October ................................................................................................................ 3
9:00-11:30 Guided tour from the city centre to the CoR ............................................................... 3
11:30 11:50 Welcome by the organisers................................................................................... 3
12:00-14:00 Sandwich lunch with paper presentations by participants and debate with EU
officials and researchers (1) ........................................................................................................ 3
14:30-16:30 EWRC Opening Session ......................................................................................... 4
17.00-19.00 Cocktail reception .................................................................................................... 4
Tuesday, 11 October ............................................................................................................... 4
9:00-10:30 Implementing EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: the state of play ................................ 4
10:45-12:45 Paper presentations by participants and debate with EU officials and researchers
(2) ............................................................................................................................................... 5
12:45-14:00 Lunch break............................................................................................................. 6
14:00-16:00 Paper presentations by participants and debate with EU officials and researchers
(3) ............................................................................................................................................... 7
16:15-18:00 Regions, cities, rural areas: evidence-based policy-making, evaluation and research
.................................................................................................................................................... 8
Wednesday, 12 October .......................................................................................................... 8
14:30-17:00 Research for policy-makers: the European Parliament ............................................ 8
18:00-21:00 Implementing ERDF and ESF programmes: a debate with programme managers .. 9
Thursday, 13 October ............................................................................................................ 10
9:00-12:45 Negotiating Europe .................................................................................................. 10
12:45-13:30 Feed-back ............................................................................................................. 10
List of Master Class 2016 participants ....................................................................................... 11
List of Master Class 2016 speakers, moderators and organisers ............................................... 18
Practical information .................................................................................................................. 21

Programme
Sunday, 9 October
15:00-18:00 Informal meeting of participants, Hotel St. Catherine
With short paper presentations by participants to get to know each other's research area.
19:00-21:00 Exploring Brussels centre
Monday, 10 October
9:00-11:30 Guided tour from the city centre to the CoR
City walk with Stefan de Corte, Free University of Brussels (VUB)/Cosmopolis-Centre
for Urban Research, and Nicola Francesco Dotti, Universit Catholique de Louvain and
RSA research network on the EU Cohesion Policy
11:30 11:50 Welcome by the organisers
Welcome by Ji Burinek, CoR Secretary General, Ronald Hall, European Commission,
DG Regional and Urban Policy, and Sally Hardy, RSA.
CoR, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99, sixth floor, room JDE 63
12:00-14:00 Sandwich lunch with paper presentations by participants and debate
with EU officials and researchers (1)
This session is expected to have seven presentations while having sandwich lunch. Each
paper presentation lasts eight minutes. For the discussants, there will be 10 minutes
each for comments.
Theme 1: Promoting inclusive growth and social cohesion, including the territorial
dimension and the integration of urban and rural development.
A. Dynamics of Knowledge Sourcing and Development Policy: Creating a Conceptual
Framework
Milad Abbasiharofteh, Leibniz University of Hanover, Institute of Economics and
Cultural Geography, Germany
B. Exploring the connection between collaborative governance and regenerative
development at city-region level
Lorena Felicia Axinte, Cardiff University, Sustainable Places Research Institute,
Geography and Planning, United Kingdom
C. What occupational mix should an EU region aim to create in order to promote a
smart and inclusive economic growth?
Mariachiara Barzotto, Birmingham Business School - University of Birmingham,
Department of Business and Labour Economics, United Kingdom
D. Solar power projects influence on peripheralization and development in North-West
Romania

Sorin Cebotari, Babes-Bolyai University, Department of geography, Romania


E. Socioeconomic transformation of the Fiers region and regional development
challenges
Nevila Cinaj, University "Aleksander Moisiu" Durres, Department of Tourism, Albania
F. The potential of residents participation in the urban development of small Russian
cities. A case study in Kirov and Kasimov
Maria Gunko, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Socio-Economic
Geography Department, Russia
G. Implementing the tools of EU cohesion policy in a global city context : the ITI in Ile de
France
Brice Lamenie, Universit Paris 7 Denis Diderot, UMR 8504 CNRS Gographie-Cits,
France
Discussants
Laura De Dominicis, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy
(papers A,C,G,F)
Ronald Hall, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy (papers D, F)
Andrea Forti, European Committee of the Regions (papers B, G)
Florian Hauser, European Commission, DG Employment (papers C, E)
14:30-16:30 EWRC Opening Session, European Parliament, Hemicycle, Rue Wiertz
60
The session opens the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities and will be
addressed by Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creu, CoR President Markku
Markkula, and the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Ramn Luis Valcrcel
Siso. The scope of the session will be built around challenges and opportunities related
to implementation and future of EU Cohesion Policy. Some 700 local leaders including
about 200 Members of the European Committee of the Regions and Members of the
European Parliament and regional policy experts will attend the Opening Session.
17.00-19.00 Cocktail reception, CoR
Tuesday, 11 October
CoR, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 93, REM building
9:00-10:30 Implementing EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: the state of play
Presentation and discussion
In this session, an insight into the state of implementation of EU Cohesion Policy during
the 2014-2020 period will be given by two high-level officials of the European
Commission. The following questions will be discussed:

What were the novelties and challenges resulting from the 2013 reform and how are
they reflected in the programmes financed by the ERDF, the Cohesion Fund and the
ESF?

How is implementation coordinated between the two DGs and with the other ESI
Funds DGs?

What were or still are the most relevant difficulties in getting the new programmes
running, what are the responsible DGs doing to overcome them and how are the
most recent proposals to change parts of the regulations reflecting this?

Speakers:
Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, Regional and
Urban Policy DG
Zoltan Kazatsay, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG
Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Moderator:
Wolfgang Petzold, Deputy Director for Communication, European Committee of the
Regions
10:45-12:45 Paper presentations by participants and debate with EU officials and
researchers (2)
CoR, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 93, REM building
This session is expected to have 13 presentations. Each paper presentation lasts eight
minutes. For the discussants, there will be 10 minutes each for comments.
Theme 1: Promoting inclusive growth and social cohesion, including the territorial
dimension and the integration of urban and rural development.
A. Differentiated approaches to research on marginality and peripherality in rural
environment (Experience from Slovakia)
Lucia Mlikov, Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Human Geography
and Demography, Slovakia
B. Assessing urban social inclusion in times of crisis
Anastasia Panori, Panteion University of Athens,
Development, Greece

Economic

and

Regional

C. An Overview on Offshore Energy Sector in Portugal


Ana Pego, FCSH - Nova University Geography and Regional planning, Portugal
D. The Quest for Growth, Innovation and Jobs: Financial Instruments for SME Support
in Cohesion Policy 20072013
Hugo Pinto de Abreu, University of Porto, Management and Business Studies
School of Economics and Management (academic), Portugal
E. EUCP 2014-2020: Promoting Social Inclusion In the Realities of the Refugee Crisis
Marcin Tomasz, Chruciel University of Wroclaw, Institute of International Studies,
Section of European Union Studies, Poland

Theme 2: The significance of the network economy: policy learning; transfers


between regions and cities; knowledge spill-overs.
F. Metropolitan sustainability in the Cohesion Policy analysing capacity for integrated
governance in Cluj Metropolitan Area
Jlia A. Nagy, Babes-Bolyai University, Geography Regional Studies, Faculty of
Geography, Romania
G. Knowledge spillover: increasing the innovative capacity of European regions
Sergio Botelho Junior, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Centre for Enterprise
Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE), School of Business, Ireland
H. Spillovers in Furniture Clusters: Effects of the Position in Inter-Organisational
Knowledge Networks on Firms' Innovativeness
Wojciech Dyba, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Institute of Socio-Economic
Geography and Spatial Management, Department of Regional Policy and European
Integration, Poland
I. Blending cluster policies into smart specialization strategies through a comparative
learning framework for coherent regional development in the European Union
Anastasiia Konstantynova, Orkestra Basque Institute of Competitiveness Territorial
Development, Innovation and Clusters, Spain
J. On the path dependence of regional policy in Central and Eastern Europe
Bradley Loewen, University of Economics, Institutional, Environmental
Experimental Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

and

K. Actions for innovation: how can local government intervene?


Jaan Looga, University of Tartu , School of Economics and Business Administration,
Estonia
L. Cohesion Policy Research and the place-based approach
Syed Omer Husain, Wageningen University, Rural Sociology Group Department of
Social Sciences, the Netherlands
M. Participatory approaches, sustainability and innovation in food and gastronomy:
multi-stakeholder networks for regional development
Chiara Rinaldi, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law,
Sweden
Discussants:

Ronald Hall, principal advisor, DG Regional and Urban Policy (papers A,C,F,J)
Florian Hauser, European Commission, DG Employment (papers B,D,E)
Andrea Forti, European Committee of the Regions (papers G, I, L)
Dr Nicola Dotti, Universit Catholique de Louvain (papers H,K,M)

12:45-14:00 Lunch break


Participants may use the CoRs self-service restaurant

14:00-16:00 Paper presentations by participants and debate with EU officials and


researchers (3)
CoR, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 93, REM building
This session is expected to have 10 presentations. Each paper presentation lasts eight
minutes. For the discussants, there will be 10 minutes each for comments.
Theme 3: Improving the Cohesion policy delivery system: performance,
simplification and accountability
A. The purple zone of EU Cohesion Policy implementation in Central Eastern Europe.
The case of Poland
Sylwia Borkowska-Waszak, University of Strathclyde, European Policies Research
Centre, Poland
B. Cohesion Policy Implementation in Southern Europe: Italy and Spain Compared
Mattia Casula, LUISS University, Italy
C. The use of financial instruments in EU Cohesion Policy: the Scottish Co-Investment
Fund, a glimpse at a veteran early stage equity supplier
Margaret Coughtrie, University of Strathclyde, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship/
European Policies Research Centre, United Kingdom
D. Accountability of Cohesion Policy in the Netherlands: an ideal situation?
Maaike Damen-Koedijk, University of Twente, Department of Public Administration, the
Netherlands
E. Evaluating the impact of regional funding on Malta's sectoral production values,
labour market, household income and value added using input-output analysis
Migle Dziugyte, University of Malta, Institute for European Studies, Malta
F. Financial pressures and effective engagement with EU cohesion policy: examining
the local level factors determining success
Christopher Huggins, Keele University School of Politics, Philosophy, International
Relations and Environment, United Kingdom
G. Developing methods to empirically study Institutional thickness framework in crossborder regions
Nino Javakhishvili Larsen, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business,
Denmark
H. Assessing Cohesion Policy effects on EU regional well-being: a dose-response
function to the transfers intensities
Antonella Rita Ferrara, University of Calabria, Department of Economics, Statistics and
Finance, Italy
I. Role and importance of European Cohesion Policy and its main challenges:
an evidence of disparities in the new member countries
Pavel Zdrazil, University of Pardubice, Institute of Regional and Security Sciences,
Czech Republic

J. Can European Cohesion Policy support development of the Tourism Economy?


Evidence from Structural Funds Implementation in selected Polish Region
Joanna Zieliska-Szczepkowska, University of Warmia and Mazury, Department of
Economic and Regional Policy, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland
Discussants:
Ann-Kerstin Myleus, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy
(papers A, C, D, F)
Dr Magdalena Sapala, European Parliament Research Service (papers B, E, G)
Dr Nicola Dotti, Universit Catholique de Louvain (papers H, I, J)
16:15-18:00 Regions, cities, rural areas: evidence-based policy-making, evaluation
and research
CoR, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 93, REM building
Roundtable discussion with European Commission officials and researchers
Referring to the three themes of the Master Class, panellists will present their views on
current research trends and comment on recent regional and urban policy developments
at EU level.
Speakers:
Peter Berkowitz, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy;
Santiago Loranca Garca, European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and
Inclusion DG;
Martin Scheele, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
19:00 22:30 EWRC official reception including RegioStars 2016 Awards
Bozar, Centre of Fine Arts, Rue Ravenstein/Ravensteinstraat 23.
Doors open at 18:00
Wednesday, 12 October
EWRC workshops and/or meetings organised participants
On Wednesday morning, participants are free to either attend other EWRC workshops
and/or to organise meetings, which they wish to plan themselves. With regards to the
latter, participants are invited to interact and send suggestions for meetings to the
organisers.
14:30-17:00 Research for policy-makers: the European Parliament
European Parliament, ASP building, room 06 D 128
The workshop will look into how the EP incorporates research on cohesion and regional
policy into its work. It will be divided into three distinct parts: (a) an introduction that
explains how the EP conducts research (via both the EPRS and the Policy
Departments) and how this knowledge feeds into the work of MEPs; (b) a testimonials
section where EPRS and Policy Department colleagues formerly employed in the
academic world discuss how parliamentary research differs from academia and what the
EP needs from researchers;(c) an interactive section that gives Master Class students

the chance to share their views through discussions in three groups covering a) online
communities b) future trends in cohesion policy and c) bridging the gap between
parliamentary and academic research.
Speakers:
Sarah Sheil, European Parliament Research Service
Iain Watt, Policy Department
Diana Haase, European Parliament, Policy Department
Monika Jagiello, Parliamentary assistant to MEP
Markus Prutsch, Policy Department
Laura Tilindyte, European Parliament Research Service
Magdalena Sapaa, European Parliament Research Service
Moderators
Agnieszka Widuto, European Parliament Research Service
Vasilis Margaras, European Parliament Research Service
Christiaan van Lierop, European Parliament Research Service
18:00-21:00 Implementing ERDF and ESF programmes: a debate with programme
managers
Co-working les Galeries, Galerie du Roi 30
During this informal discussion with representatives from national and regional managing
authorities of ERDF and ESF programmes, participants of the EWRC Master Class will
have the opportunity to gain insights into strategic and operational challenges of
implementing EU cohesion policy between 2014 and 2020. The following questions will
guide the discussion:
1) What is the overall national or regional context in which EU cohesion policy
programmes are implemented?
2) In how far could the managing authority influence the negotiations of the 2014-2020
regulatory framework and the subsequent programming?
3) What are a key drivers and obstacles in implementing the programmes?
4) How do managers see the discussion about the future of EU cohesion policy post2020?
Panel:
Louis Vervloet, Director-General of the ESF-Agency Flanders, Belgium, and
Member of the European Commissions High-Level Group on Simplification for
Beneficiaries of ESI Funds;
Ursula Meyer, Deputy Head of Unit Coordination of EU Cohesion and Structural
Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Lucio Caporizzi, ERDF and ESF Managing Authority Umbria, Italy
Eva Srnov, Regional, Urban and Cohesion Policy Attach Financial and Cohesion
Policy Unit, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European
Union, Brussels
Chair:
Prof John Bachtler, European Policies Research Centre (EPRC), University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow

Thursday, 13 October
CoR, Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99, Seventh floor, room JDE 70
9:00-12:45 Negotiating Europe
Coordination:
Wolfgang Petzold, Amlie Cousin, Martin Gosset, Committee of the Regions;
Prof John Bachtler, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
During this simulation, students will learn to anticipate a typical negotiating situation in
the EU the agreement on the budget (or multiannual financial framework = MFF) for
the years 2021-2027 - and to identify interests of the EU institutions and the Member
States. The overall objective is to become familiar with typical bargaining situations in
the Council of the EU, to analyse different positions, and to achieve a result by the end
of the simulation. For the purpose of the exercise, rules and figures are fictional and
simplified. Participants will receive the outline and instructions by email before the start
of the Master Class.
12:45-13:30 Feed-back
Final exchange on the Master Class between organisers and participants
Giulia Amaducci, European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy; Wolfgang
Petzold, Committee of the Regions; Sally Hardy, RSA; Izabela Mironowicz, AESOP,
and Jouke van Dijk, ERSA.
Follow up
The Master Class will be evaluated by an online survey, the results of which will be
published and used to develop the format further.

List of Master Class 2016 participants


(in alphabetical order)
1- Milad Abbasiharofteh
Paper: Dynamics of Knowledge Sourcing and Development Policy:
Creating a Conceptual Framework
PhD Student
Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography
Leibniz University Hanover, Germany
abbasiharofteh@arl-net.de

2- Lorena Axinte
Paper: Exploring the connection between collaborative governance
and regenerative development at city-region level
Early Career Researcher
Sustainable Places Research Institute
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
lorena.axinte@gmail.com
m.barzotto@bham.ac.uk

3- Mariachiara Barzotto
Paper: What occupational mix should an EU region aim to create in
order to promote a smart and inclusive economic growth?
Early Career Researcher
Department of Business and Labour Economics
Birmingham Business School - University of Birmingham, United
Kingdom
m.barzotto@bham.ac.uk

4- Sylwia Borkowska-Waszak
Paper: The purple zone of EU Cohesion Policy implementation in
Central Eastern Europe. The case of Poland
PhD Student
European Policies Research Centre
University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
sylwia.borkowska@strath.ac.uk

5- Sergio Botelho Junior


Paper: Channels of knowledge spillover: Towards understanding a
regional phenomenon
PhD Student
Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy
(CEDRE).
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland
sbotelhoj@gmail.com

6- Mattia Casula
Paper: Cohesion Policy Implementation in Southern Europe:
Italy and Spain Compared
PhD Student
Department of Political Science
LUISS University, Italy
mcasula@luiss.it

7- Sorin Cebotari
Paper: Solar power projects influence on peripheralization and
development in North-West Romania
PhD Student
Department of Geography
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
sorin.cebotari@geografie.ubbcluj.ro

8- Marcin Tomasz Chruciel


Paper: EUCP 2014-2020: Promoting Social Inclusion In the Realities
of the Refugee Crisis
PhD Student
Institute of International Studies
University of Wroclaw, Poland
marcin.chrusciel@uwr.edu.pl

9- Nevila inaj
Paper: Socioeconomic transformation of the Fiers region and
regional development challenges
PhD Student
Department of Tourism
University Aleksandr Moisiu Durrs, Albania
nevilacinaj@yahoo.com

10- Margaret Coughtrie


Paper: The use of financial instruments in EU Cohesion Policy: the
Scottish Co-Investment Fund, a glimpse at a veteran early stage
equity supplier
PhD Student
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship/ European Policies Research
Centre
University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
margaret.coughtrie@strath.ac.uk
11- Maaike Damen Koedijk
Paper: Accountability of Cohesion Policy in the Netherlands:
an ideal situation?
Early Career Researcher
Department of Public Administration
University of Twente, Netherlands
Maaike.koedijk@gmail.com ; m.j.damen-koedijk@utwente.nl

12- Wojciech Dyba


Paper: Spillovers in Furniture Clusters: Effects of the Position in
Inter-Organisational Knowledge Networks on Firm Innovation
Early Career Researcher
Institute of Socio-Economic Geography
and Spatial Management
Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna, Poland
wojtek@amu.edu.pl

13- Migle Dziugyte


Paper: Evaluating the impact of regional funding on Malta's sectoral
production values, labour market, household income and value
added using input-output analysis
Early Career Researcher
Institute for European Studies
University of Malta, Malta
migle.dziugyte.12@um.edu.mt
14- Antonella Rita Ferrara
Paper: Assessing Cohesion Policy effects on EU regional well-being:
a dose-response function to the transfers intensities
Early Career Researcher
Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance
University of Calabria, Italy
antonellarita.ferrara@unical.it

15- Maria Gunko


Paper: The potential of residents participation in the urban
development of small Russian cities. A case study in Kirov and
Kasimov
Early Career Researcher
Socio - economic geography
Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
msgunko@gmail.com

16- Christopher Huggins


Paper: Financial pressures and effective engagement with EU
cohesion policy: examining the local level factors determining
success
Early Career Researcher
School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and
Environment
Keele University, United Kingdom
c.i.huggins@keele.ac.uk
17- Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen
Paper: Developing methods to empirically study Institutional
thickness framework in cross-border regions
PhD Student
Department of Business and Economics
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
nino@sam.sdu.dk

18- Anastasiia Konstantynova


Paper: Blending cluster policies into smart specialization strategies
through a comparative learning framework for coherent regional
development in the European Union
Early Career Researcher
Territorial Development, Innovation and Clusters
Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness, Spain
anastasiia.konstantynova@orkestra.deusto.es
19- Brice Lamenie
Paper: Implementing the tools of EU cohesion policy in a global city
context : the ITI in Ile de France
PhD Student
UMR 8504 CNRS Gographie-Cits
Universit Paris 7 Denis Diderot, France
lamenie_brice@yahoo.fr

20- Bradley Loewen


Paper: On the path dependence of regional policy in Central and
Eastern Europe
PhD Student
Department of Institutional, Environmental and Experimental
Economics
University of Economics, Prague
brad.loewen@gmail.com
21- Jaan Looga
Paper: Actions for innovation: how can local government intervene?
PhD Student
School of Economics and Business Administration
University of Tartu, Estonia
jaan.looga@ut.ee

22- Lucia Mlikov


Paper: Differentiated approaches to research on marginality and
peripherality in rural environment (Experience from Slovakia)
Research Fellow
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
lucia.malikova@hotmail.com

23- Jlia A. Nagy


Paper: Metropolitan sustainability in the Cohesion Policy analysing
capacity for integrated governance in Cluj Metropolitan Area
PhD Student
Faculty of Geography
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
julia.nagyy@gmail.com
24- Syed Omer Husain
Paper: Cohesion Policy Research and the place-based approach
Research topics for updating cohesion policy governance
PhD Student
Rural Sociology Group Department of Social Sciences
Wageningen University, Netherlands
syedomer.husain@wur.nl
25- Anastasia Panori
Paper: Assessing urban social inclusion in times of crisis
PhD Student
Economic and Regional Development
Panteion University of Athens. Greece
an.panori@panteion.gr

26- Ana Pego


Paper: An Overview on Offshore Energy Sector in Portugal
PhD Student
Geography and regional planning
FCSH - Nova University, Portugal
anapego@students.fcsh.unl.pt

27- Hugo Pinto-de-Abreu


Paper: The Quest for Growth, Innovation and Jobs: Financial
Instruments for SME Support in Cohesion Policy 20072013
PhD Student
School of Economics and Management,
University of Porto, Portugal
hugopintoabreu@gmail.com

28- Chiara Rinaldi


Paper: Participatory approaches, sustainability and innovation in food
and gastronomy: multi-stakeholder networks for regional
development
Early Career Researcher
School of Business, Economics and Law
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
chiara.rinaldi@gu.se
29- Pavel Zdrail
Paper: Role and importance of European Cohesion Policy and its
main challenges: an evidence of disparities in the new member
countries
Early Career Researcher
Institute of Regional and Security Sciences
University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Pavel.Zdrazil@upce.cz
30- Joanna Zieliska-Szczepkowska
Paper: Can European Cohesion Policy support development of the
Tourism Economy? Evidence from Structural Funds Implementation
in selected Polish Region
Early Career Researcher
Department of Economic and Regional Policy
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
joanna.zielinska@uwm.edu.pl

List of Master Class 2016 speakers,


moderators and organisers
(in alphabetical order)

Giulia Amaducci
European Commission
DG Regional and Urban Policy
Avenue de Beaulieu 29/Beaulieulaan 29
1160 Brussels
Giulia.Amaducci@ec.europa.eu

Jouke van Dijk


President
European Regional Science Association
- ERSA Voie du Roman Pays, 34
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
jouke.van.dijk@rug.nl

John Bachtler
Director, European Policies Research
Centre
40 George Street, University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1QE
United Kingdom
john.bachtler@strath.ac.uk

Laura De Dominicis
European Commission
DG Regional and Urban Policy
Avenue de Beaulieu 29/Beaulieulaan 29
1160 Brussels
Laura.DE-DOMINICIS@ec.europa.eu

Peter Berkowitz
European Commission
DG Regional and Urban Policy
Avenue de Beaulieu 29/Beaulieulaan 29
1160 Brussels
Peter.Berkowitz@ec.europa.eu

Nicola Dotti
Cosmopolis Centre for Urban
Research
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - DGGF
Pleinlaan 2 Bld de la Plaine
B-1050 Brussels
Nicola.Dotti@vub.ac.be

Ji Burinek
Secretary-General
Committee of the Regions
rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101
B-1040 Brussels
Jiri.burianek@cor.europa.eu

Andrea Forti
Committee of the Regions
rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101
B-1040 Brussels
Andrea.forti@cor.europa.eu

Lucio Caporizzi
ERDF & ESF Managing Authority of
Umbria
Via Mario Angeloni
61 - 06124 Perugia
Italy
lcaporizzi@regione.umbria.it
Amlie Cousin
Committee of the Regions
rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101
B-1040 Brussels
Amelie.cousin@cor.europa.eu

Martin Gosset
Committee of the Regions
rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101
B-1040 Brussels
Martin.gosset@cor.europa.eu
Diana Haase
European Parliament, Policy
Department
Rue Wiertz
Wiertzstraat
B-1047 Bruxelles
Diana.Haase@europarl.europa.eu

Ronald Hall
European Commission
DG Regional and Urban Policy
Avenue de Beaulieu 29/Beaulieulaan 29
1160 Brussels
Ronald.hall@ec.europa.eu

Vasileios Margaras
European Parliament Research Service
Bt. Altiero Spinelli
60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 - Bruxelles/Brussels
vasileios.margaras@europarl.europa.eu

Sally Hardy
Chief Executive
Regional Studies Association
25 Clinton Place, Seaford East Sussex
BN25 1NP
United Kingdom
Sally@regionalstudies.org

Ursula Meyer
Deputy Head of Unit
Coordination of EU Cohesion and
Structural Policy
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs
and Energy (BMWi)
Scharnhorststrae 34-37
10115 Berlin
Germany
Ursula.Meyer@bmwi.bund.de

Florian Hauser
European Commission
Employment, Social Affairs and
Inclusion DG
Avenue de Beaulieu 29/Beaulieulaan 29
1160 Brussels
florian.hauser@ec.europa.eu
Monika Jagiello
European Parliament
Parliamentary assistant to MEP
Rue Wiertz
B-1049 Brussels
Monika.jagiello@europarl.europa.eu
Santiago Loranca Garca
European Commission
DG Employment, Social Affairs &
Inclusion
Rue Joseph II 27
B-1049 Brussels
Santiago.Loranca-Garcia@ec.europa.eu
Zoltan Kazatsay
Deputy Director-General
European Commission
DG Employment, Social Affairs &
Inclusion
Rue Joseph II 27
B-1049 Brussels
Zoltan.KAZATSAY@ec.europa.eu

Izabela Mironowicz
AESOP
53/55 Boleslawa Prusa Street
50-370 Wroclaw
Poland
izabela.mironowicz@pwr.edu.pl
Ann-Kerstin Myleus
European Commission
DG Regional and Urban Policy
Avenue de Beaulieu 29/Beaulieulaan 29
1160 Brussels
Ann.Myleus@ec.europa.eu
Wolfgang Petzold
Deputy Director
Committee of the Regions
rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99-101
B-1040 Brussels
Wolfgang.Petzold@cor.europa.eu
Normunds Popens
Deputy Director-General
European Commission
DG Regional and Urban Policy
Avenue de Beaulieu 29/Beaulieulaan 29
1160 Brussels
Normunds.POPENS@ec.europa.eu

Dr Magdalena Sapala
European Parliament Research Service
Bt. Altiero Spinelli
60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 - Bruxelles/Brussels
magdalena.sapala@europarl.europa.eu
Markus Prutsch
European Parliament, Policy
Department
Rue Wiertz 60
B-1049 Brussels
Markus.prutsch@europarl.europa.eu
Martin Scheele
European Commission
DG Agriculture & Rural Development
Rue de la Loi 130
1000 Bruxelles
Martin.Scheele@ec.europa.eu
Sarah Sheil
European Parliament Research Service
Bt. Altiero Spinelli
60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 - Bruxelles/Brussels
sarah.sheil@europarl.europa.eu
Eva Srnov
Regional, Urban & Cohesion Policy
Attach
Financial and Cohesion Policy Unit
Permanent Representation of the Czech
Republic to the European Union
Rue Caroly 15
1050 - Ixelles
Bruxelles
Eva_Srnova@mzv.cz
Katarzyna Szczepaska
Parliamentary Assistant to MEP Jan
Olbrycht
Bt. Altiero Spinelli
60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 - Bruxelles/Brussels
katarzyna.szczepanska@europarl.europ
a.eu

Laura Tilindyte
European Parliament Research Service
Bt. Altiero Spinelli
60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 - Bruxelles/Brussels
laura.tilindyte@europarl.europa.eu
Christiaan van Lierop
European Parliament Research Service
Bt. Altiero Spinelli
60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 - Bruxelles/Brussels
christiaan.vanlierop@europarl.europa.eu
Louis Vervloet
Director-General of ESF Agency
Flanders
Gasthuisstraat 31
1000 Brssel
louis.vervloet@esf.vlaanderen.be
Iain Watt
European Parliament, Policy
Department
Rue Wiertz 60
B-1047 Brussels
Iain.watt@europarl.europa.eu
Agnieszka Widuto
European Parliament Research Service
Rue Wiertz 60
B-1047 Brussels
agnieszka.widuto@europarl.europa.eu

Practical information
Travel and accommodation

Hotel Citadines Bruxelles Sainte Catherine


Quai au Bois Brler 51
1000 Bruxelles

From Brussels National Airport to Hotel Citadines


Take the train to Gare Centrale 8,50 /journey 6 trains / hour
From Gare centrale to your hotel, either walk (+/- 10 minutes) or take the metro to Sainte
Catherine (line 5 or 1) or Place de Brouckre (line 3 or 4).

How to reach the Committee of the Regions

more details
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From Brussels National Airport


Take Bus 12 (direct) or 21 and get off at Luxembourg 5 minute walk to the Committee of the
Regions (rue Belliard, 101 1040 Brussels)
Airport line one way ticket: 4,50 (1 journey purchased outside vehicle) / 6,00 (1 journey
purchased inside vehicle)
From Hotel Citadines
Take the metro from Sainte-Catherine to either Maelbeek or Schuman and walk for 5 to 10
minutes to the Committee of the Regions (rue Belliard, 101 1040 Brussels)
Fares:
Single ticket: 2, 10 (purchased outside vehicle) / 2,50 (purchased inside vehicle)
1-day card: 7, 50
Take the train from Gare Centrale to Brussels - Luxembourg Station

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How to reach the Coworking Les Galeries (12.10.2016)


The Coworking Les Galeries (Galeries du Roi 30, Brussels) is located just between two
underground stations (Gare Centrale/Centraal and De Brouckre/De Brouckere). From the
Committee of the Regions, take the metro from Maalbeek - line 1 (direction Gare de l'ouest), get
off at Gare Centrale. The Coworking Les Galeries is also within walking distance of the
Committee of the Regions (about 25 minutes).

Networking
For participants arriving on Sunday, 9 October in Brussels, there will be an meeting following by
an informal get-together in the Brussels centre. Details are provided in the programme.
You are most welcome to use the CoR premises, the Meeting Place Caf (Jacques Delors
building, 5th floor) for informal gatherings. Social events after the opening session on Monday
and the official reception on Tuesday will provide additional networking opportunities.
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You are also invited to:


Join the Facebook page for the European Weekend of Regions and Cities and the
European Week of Regions and Cities Master Class group on the Yammer social media
platform. Master Class 2014 and 2015 alumni are also listed in that group. First time
Yammer users have to register on the "Yammer" platform before.

Download the event app SpotMe and fill in your profile information; check out the special
tab with Master Class programme and documents; make your personalised European Week
of Regions and Cities agenda available on your smartphone or tablet; check the workshop
speakers names; and exchange your electronic business cards.

It will allow you to get in touch with each other before coming to Brussels and keep in contact
afterwards.
Registration and Info Points
Committee of the Regions
Jacques Delors building (JDE)
Rue Belliard 101
B-1040 Brussels

Registration opens on 10 October 2016 at 9 am

Please pick up your European Week of Regions and Cities badge at the CoR info point situated
at the ground floor (see floorplan). Your badge will be valid for the entire programme.
Colleagues at the CoR info point are available to answer your questions and provide support
during your stay at the Committee of the Regions.
Should you need information about Brussels, you may find it at the stand of VisitBrussels the
communications agency for tourism in the Brussels-Capital Region, neighbouring the CoR info
point.

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Security
Please wear your European Week of Regions and Cities badge during your stay in the CoR
premises. You will also need the badge for access to the opening session in the European
Parliament building and other European Week of Regions and Cities venues.
If you store your luggage in the cloakrooms, please be aware that those are unattended. Do not
leave any valuables in your suitcase.
Interpretation
No interpretation is provided for Master Class sessions. Working language is English.
Internet Access
WiFi is available throughout the CoR premises and no access code is needed.
Official reception/RegioStars Award Ceremony
DG REGIO and the CoR have the pleasure to invite you to the European Week of Regions and
Cities official reception, at BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts (Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles) on
Tuesday, 11 October. Doors open at 18.30 for a cocktail, followed by the RegioStars Award
Ceremony and a walking dinner, during which you are also offered the possibility to visit an
exhibition.
Dress code: business.
Public transport: Metro station Gare Centrale.
Please do not forget your badge, which you will find in your European Week of Regions
and Cities folder.
Attending European Week of Regions and Cities workshops on Wednesday
Should you wish to attend regular European Week of Regions and Cities workshops on
Wednesday morning, please register onsite for the available workshop.
Useful contacts
Accommodation and travel: contact@ewrc.eu
Hotline: +32(0)2 502 06 15 (European Week of Regions and Cities secretariat)
Programme and organisation: COR-ewrc@cor.europa.eu

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Your contacts during the event:


Sally Hardy, Daniela Carl, Giulia Amaducci and Wolfgang Petzold (Mobile: +32 (0)475 972 645)
will meet you on Sunday at Hotel Citadines.
Nathalie Roelandt at the CoR info point may provide assistance throughout the event (Mobile:
+32 (0) 479 827 684)
Accompanying the group at the CoR and reachable on Mobile:
Amlie Cousin Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Thursday 13 October (Mobile: +32 (0) 479 827 680)
Wolfgang Petzold Wednesday afternoon, 12 October (Mobile: +32 (0)475 972 645)
Martin Gosset Wednesday evening, 12 October (Mobile: +32 (0) 479 822 164)

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