Course Description

The Summer School course “Regional Development in Post-Crisis and Post-Global World“ offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss structures, actors, processes, and challenges of regional and urban development and management in dialogue with international academic experts and practitioners. This will be achieved through lectures from leading academics and experts in the field.


Learning Outcomes

During the course, you will obtain a profound understanding of the substance and usefulness of the most important concepts in regional development, while becoming part of a network of academics and practitioners working in the field. This will allow you to either re-orient your future studies or refresh and extend existing knowledge.

At the end of the class you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the current socio-economic issues of regional development.
  • Develop a basic framework for analyzing the knowledge based on the latest achievements about the role of infrastructure, institutions, and innovations for local and regional development.
  • Connect various elements of regional and local development.
  • Develop a holistic perspective on local and regional development using an integrative approach towards complex mechanisms of local and regional development.

Target Audience

  • Graduate and postgraduate students (social sciences, technical sciences, science-related fields, and humanities)
  • Professionals working in the field


  • Students wanting to acquire a mark equivalent to 6 ECTS have the opportunity to do so on the basis of a satisfactory take-home Essay, to be submitted by July 1st, 2019.
  • The essay should cover critical considerations about local and regional development in various areas of the EU, viewed from the perspective of a methodical approach, considering the role of EU regional policy.
  • The essay should have approximately 10.000 words.



  • Monday, June 10, 2019: 08:30 - 9:00 h

Monday 10.06.2019.

Classroom: Vijecnica 3 / Anex 2nd floor

  • 09:00 - 12:00: Welcome session; Lecture: "Shifting Horizons in Local and Regional Development” (Andres Rodriguez – Pose)
  • 12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:30: Why Regional Development Matters for Europe’s Economic Future? (Andres Rodriguez – Pose)
  • 20:30 h: Warm-up Party

Tuesday, 11.06.2019.

Classroom: Vijecnica 3 / Anex 2nd floor

  • 09:00 - 12:00: Regional Policy in Changing Europe (Andres Rodriguez – Pose)
  • 12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:30: Context and the Role of EU Regional Policy (Vinko Muštra)
  • 16:30 – 18:00: Open Innovation Framework (Blanka Šimundić)

Wednesday, 12.06.2019.

Classroom: Vijecnica 3 / Anex 2nd floor

  • 09:00 - 12:00:
    • 1. Borders and Barriers in a Dynamic Spatial Economy /
    • 2. Gravitational Force Fields in an Emerging Interconnected European Space Economy (Peter Nijkamp)
  • 12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:30: Economic Growth, Environmental Quality, and Agglomeration Size; a double Kuznets Curve Approach (Karima Kourtit)

Thursday, 13.06.2019.

Classroom: Vijecnica 3 / Anex 2nd floor

  • 09:00 - 12:00: Regional Development Stimuli through Spatial-Industrial Clusters (Peter Nijkamp) /Dashboards as a Monitoring Tool for Spatial Development (Karima Kourtit)
  • 12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:30: Social and Economic Regional Resilience in Changing Contexts: Empirical Research Results from the Nordic Countries (Alberto Giacometti and Jukka Teräs)

Friday, 14.06.2019.

Classroom: Vijecnica 3 / Anex 2nd floor

  • 08:15 - 12:00: 1. Innovation and Competitiveness for Europe and its Territory / 2. Dynamic Innovation Patterns as Ways out of the Crisis (Roberta Capello)
  • 12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:30: Cohesion Policy Communication Media Coverage and Public Attitudes (Carlos Mendez)
  • 20:00: Closing Party

Application Process

Step 1:

The application process involves a completed application form

Within the application form you will be asked to upload:

  • A valid passport copy
  • A copy of your highest qualification or a transcript of your most recent year of study.

If we receive your application materials before February 28th, 2019, you will automatically be given a discounted “early bird” rate.

Step 2:

After receiving the acceptance e-mail, you will be asked to upload the proof of payment by the designated date.

Step 3:

After receiving the payment, you will receive the final e-mail which means you are formally enrolled in the Summer School.


The course fee must be paid when you register for the Summer School.

Your place in the Summer School is only guaranteed once your payment has been processed. There is a reduced rate for early bookings.

Rate Type Rate Amount Application Deadline Payment Deadline
"Early Bird" Rate 395 €

If application materials are received by February 28, 2019

(based on the date when application materials are received, not the date of acceptance)

April 15, 2019
Regular Rate 465 € If application materials are received by May 03, 2019 May 31, 2019

The course fee includes:

  • Course participation
  • All course materials and other documents
  • Coffee breaks
  • Organization of and participation in social activities (“Warm-up” and “Closing” party)
  • Summer School certificate
Program taught in:
  • English

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