The Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe) announces its XXXIX Annual Scientific Conference, a meeting that hosts the contributions of academics from various (different) disciplines related to the field of regional sciences and invites to present original scientific works.

Europe is facing today a strong demand for autonomy from the territories: on the one hand to protect the identity of local communities, and on the other hand to respond to the demand for a broader representation of resident citizenships. However, such demands can jeopardize the objectives of balance and integration between the areas of the territory and those who live there, objectives that have always been at the center of proposals developed in the framework of the regional sciences. 

The recent crisis exacerbated instability and has widened economic and social gaps, not only between regions but also within the regions themselves. If the economic growth of the past decade had found an impulse in expanding the spaces of relations and exchanges, the responses to the threats brought by the crisis have frequently materialized in closing borders for defending local levels of wealth. Economic resilience has not always been followed by supporting of solid levels of social cohesion and integration between areas and communities.

IRPET Sessions:

Tommaso Ferraresi, Natalia Faraoni and Silvia Duranti: “Sistemi produttivi regionali tra stagnazione secolare e “Industria 4.0″”
Elena Cappellini and Silvia Duranti “Le difficoltà dei giorni nel mercato del lavoro: quali politiche per facilitare la transizione scuola-lavoro?”.

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"Value chains and Industry 4.0 technologies: evidence from Tuscan manufacturing" di N. Faraoni T. Ferraresi C. Bentivogli S. Bertini P. Monti R. Paniccià S. Rosignoli
"Are we ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Insights from the Italian Labour markets" di Natalia Faraoni, Tommaso Ferraresi, Nicola Sciclone