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Welcome to RELOCAL

EU Horizon 2020 research project ‘Resituating the local in cohesion and territorial development’ – RELOCAL aims to identify factors that condition local accessibility of European policies, local abilities to articulate needs and equality claims and local capacities for exploiting European opportunity structures. It will be based on case studies of local contexts (cities and their regions) that exemplify development challenges in terms of spatial justice. Case study locations will thus be chosen to allow for a balanced representation of different institutional contexts.

RELOCAL H2020 YouTube Channel

RELOCAL H2020 YouTube Channel

The RELOCAL H2020 YouTube channel is a compilation of multimedia resources dealing with spatial justice action in Europe and across the world. The main purpose of the channel is the identification of interesting initiatives, discussion groups, opinion making institutions. We mostly deal with how ESF Funds are deployed and impact communities across Europe, bottom-up governance initiatives, peer-to-peer creation mechanisms, multi and transdisciplinarity, open innovation, capitalising big data for the common good, emerging city models.

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Brainstorming RELOCAL conceptual framework. Volos, Greece 8-9 March 2017

Brainstorming RELOCAL conceptual framework. Volos, Greece 8-9 March 2017

RELOCAL met together in Volos for a two day brainstorming session on the orientations of the research and its conceptual framework. The challenge involves dealing with 33 case studies on a multi-scalar basis, aiming at assessing the state of spatial justice across Europe for different territories, and examining how different governance setups facilitate or hamper the improvement of social justice.

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Interview with David Simon

Interview with David Simon

During the 3rd week of February, the INTREPID cost-action project organised in Barcelona an expert panel on transdisciplinarity studies. INTREPID is dealing with the issue of how can collaboration and interaction between institutions and civil society agents from different disciplines be promoted so that address challenges in Europe are better managed. It deals with institutional and social governance mechanisms. It was been a great opportunity for RELOCAL to interview keynote speakers to ask them about issues that concerned the project. David Simon, director of Mistra Urban Futures and professor of Development Geography at Royal Holloway - University of London, answered some key questions…

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RELOCAL Kick-off meeting in Joensuu

RELOCAL Kick-off meeting in Joensuu

As the Lead Partner of the project consortium, the Karelian Institute at the University of Eastern Finland hosted the kickoff meeting on the 25th and 26th of October 2016 in the city of Joensuu in the region of North Karelia. Approximately 30 participants from all 13 partners and our project officer from the Research Executive Agency attended the meeting in the lakeside mansion of Vainoniemi. The discussions particularly focused on management aspects and planning the actions for the first six months of the research. Acting as scientific and project co-ordinators, Dr Petri Kahila and Professor James W. Scott were happy…

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