Our Mission

Nordic ERSA Mission Statement

The main objective of the Nordic Section of ERSA is to promote regional science in the Nordic countries through enhancing collaboration and networking activities among its members. This includes organizing meetings, workshops, seminars, and conferences. Nordic ERSA is a legal entity according to Swedish law.

Members of the Nordic Section of ERSA are academics, policy professionals, and researchers interested in regional science, spatial economics, urban economics, human and economic geography, spatial planning, sociology and general regional as well as local development and policies. 

Mission and Objectives

  • Enhancing regional science across the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden 
  • Organizing annual meetings for the members
  • Organizing network activities: workshops, conferences
  • Stimulating regional science activities and collaboration
  • Informing on developments in regional science and related fields
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Upcoming events


Summer Conference “Regional transformation: labor, skills, and resilience

The conference is jointly organized by the German and the Nordic Sections of ERSA. The conference will host two keynote speakers and individual paper sessions. All papers will be assigned a discussant and all presenters/participants are expected to serve as discussants. We aim to encourage constructive discussions in an interactive setting.


Summer School on Sustainable Futures in the Baltic Sea Region

The University of Greifswald initiates a Summer School for Young Planners and Regional Developers on “Sustainable Futures for the Baltic Sea Region” jointly with VASAB. The Summer School will bring together young professionals and students and give them a chance to create a network of next-generation planners by discussing their expectations and perspectives for the future of the Baltic Sea Region. Young professionals and students are most warmly invited to apply to join the 5-day International Summer School in Greifswald, Germany, from August 22 to 26, 2022.

Our team

Meet Our Managing Board

Our managing board is from across the Nordics

Mikaela Backman

Magnus Andersson

Magnus Andersson


Daniel Rauhut

Member of Board

Tom Brökel

Member of Board

Jie Zhang