CFP: CEE Conference (Lublin, Poland)

Deadline: March 26, 2019; May 21, 2019

From September 11-13, 2019, the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Conference will showcase challenges, determinants and perspectives of development of different kinds of metropolises and peripheries in CEE. The emphasis is on the economic performance, social, and political issues with respect to regional, national and European dimensions.

 This high-profile event will bring together a large number of international experts in the field of regional and urban development. The conference will attract an international audience including, but not limited to, academic, policy and planning experts as well as students and early career researches from CEE countries as well as further afield. Please find more information about the event below 

RSA Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Conference 2019

Metropolises and Peripheries of CEE Countries: New Challenges for EU, National and Regional Policies

11th – 13th September 2019, Lublin, Poland

Conference Website: 

Submission deadlines:

26th MarchSpecial Session proposal submission

31st MarchCall for Early Career Plenary Speaker (this is a fantastic opportunity for motivated Early Career Researchers to present their work)

21st MayAbstract submission and Early Bird Registration

More information about the Call for Papers:


Confirmed plenary sessions and speakers:

Plenary Session I: Polarisation and peripheralisation in CEE
Speaker: Thilo Lang, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, Department for Regional Geography of Europe, Germany, and Ilona Pálné Kovács, Institute for Regional Studies, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Plenary Session II: EU Cohesion Policy and CEE
Speaker: Ronnie Hall BA D PHIL, formerly European Commission, Directorate General and Piotr Żuber, Warsaw University, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies and Ministry for Investment and Economic Development, Poland

 Statistics Poland Plenary Session: Open data – new opening?
Speaker: Dr Dominik Rozkrut, President Statistics Poland, Warsaw, Poland

 RSA Polish Section Plenary Session: Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe: Stability and Change after 1990
Speaker: Grzegorz Gorzelak, Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG), University of Warsaw, Poland 

The 2019 RSA CEE Conference will also feature a Policy Day that will present plenary presentations, panels and paper sessions on issues and inputs concerned with CEE place-based policies.


How to get involved?
Regional Studies Association (RSA) offers exhibition space and a variety of other sponsorship opportunities to present scholars’ work to the international audience attending the conference. For more details on these, please see the Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure.

For questions, more information, or to discuss further involvement with the conference- contact Katharina Bürger, Conference and Events Officer, at