The conference summarizes the debate for the future and prospects of socio-economic and territorial development of the European Union. The agenda of conference includes the fields of European, Economic-Geography, Sociology, Regional Development and Spatial Planning studies. Also issues as empowerment and citizens’ participation will be presented and debated.

RECON 2017 Conference accepts both oral and poster paper presentations, in order to facilitate participants.

RECON 2017 Conference provides also a strong initiative to young researchers in order to present their research, making an impact in an academic environment. Therefore, RECON 2017 Conference eagerly accepts paper or poster presentations from post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. Postgraduate researchers are still eligible to participate and present their work in special sessions.


  • The Challenges of European Union: Financial Crisis and  Socio-Economic Growth
  • Urban and Regional Development the in European Union and planning Policies for Sustainable Growth
  • Macro-Economic Policies and Regional Development
  • Micro-Policies and Sustainable Growth
  • European Cooperatives and Socio-Economic Growth
  • Social Economy Innovations and Sustainable Communities
  • Inclusive Recovery and Local City Employment Governance 
  • Public Administration and Sustainable Development
  • Local Government Role and Responses to Sustainable Development
  • Cellular Globalization in between Local and Global social dimensions

  • Empowerment of Citizens/Workers/Minorities/Youth
  • Innovative Community, Social Development and Education
  • Territorial Innovation in the European Union and Planning Policies
  • New Forms of Territorial Governance in Europe
  • Migration, new forms of inequality and social exclusion in Europe
  • Social Policies and Social cohesion in Europe
  • Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development
  • Cultural Management, Local Heritage and Local Development
  • Tourism Development, Policy and Planning
  • Case Studies and Applied Research on Types and Forms of Sustainable Growth

Conference jointly organized by: