Enlargement of the Western Balkan region in the European Union
The scientific journal Regional Science Policy and Practice belongs to Regional Science Association International and it is committed to promote the development of Regional Science across the globe specifically through the promotion of special issues on nurtured by workshops.
The main purpose of this workshop is to mobilize and nurture talents across the Western Balkans, publish a special issue of the journal on European Integration in Western Balkans and support RSAI in the creation of regional science sections in Western Balkans.
The workshop seeks to enhance participants understanding of recent developments and methodologies that could be useful for spatial and regional analysis facilitating the European integration and implementation of sustainable development goals in the Western Balkan region. Spatial assessment is more important to our understanding of economic and geographical problems, the workshop will develop the skillsets and knowledge of regional scientist to be able to analyse and understand complex spatial problems and to apply these tools in developing innovative research, in policy making and further expanding research capacities in the Western Balkan region.
Through this workshop, participants will be able to learn and apply spatial econometric models, geographic data, agglomeration and movement of labour and capital to make informed policy decisions that can facilitate the European integration process. Participants will have the opportunity to present their research and receive constructive feedback from peers and senior scholars.