Cagliari, Italy

Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship

when 3 September 2019 - 6 September 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 250

The mobility of skilled individuals and the transitional nature of the workplace from a more permanent and stationary setting to one that is project-based and dominated by short term contracts is changing the economic landscape. In addition, as highly skilled workers become more reliant on finding, and subsequently bidding and securing, projects offered by a variety of entities, they also increasingly need to become entrepreneurs rather than just employees who can rely on the support mechanisms that a regular place of work usually offers. Conversely, low skilled individuals face increased job insecurity and competition both domestically and internationally (via imports from low labour cost countries and value chains). The co-evolution of skills, mobility and entrepreneurship, and the rapid pace of how these transitions occur in the contemporary knowledge-based economy provides a fertile environment for inter-disciplinary discourse and scientific inquiry. RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College 2019 aims to coach students and early career researchers to collaborate and work across disciplines in order to tackle these and related, societal challenges.

Course leader

The RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College is organised by Regional Studies Association European Foundation through an interdisciplinary committee:

Stefano Usai – CRENoS & Dept of Economics and Business, Università di Cagliari, Sardinia

Target group

Current PhD students and early career researchers

Course aim

Main objectives

To develop new networks beyond economic geography and regional disciplines
To explore collaborations at the intersection of disciplines
To push the frontier of scientific inquiry in one field by incorporation of ideas and theories from others
To connect young talented researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds
To offer participants valuable networking opportunities with peers and also with course tutors
To offer participants training in methods and skills and the opportunity to discuss and develop their understanding of, and contribution to, theoretical advancement
To encourage and pursue the development of future leading researchers

Fee info

EUR 250: Acceptance in to the College covers accommodation, meals and social activities. There is no formal charge to attend this event but a voluntary donation to RSA Europe of €250 is strongly suggested to support the Foundation’s work.