CfP: Human capital and regional development

On June 16th and 17th, 2017 the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market ( at Maastricht University organises a workshop devoted to the topic of Human capital and regional development. This mini-conference is organised in collaboration with Neimed, Dutch Centre of Expertise on Demographic Change (, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences ( and the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (

We would like to invite you to present a paper related to this topic. The following themes are considered to be interesting examples for the mini-conference on Human capital and regional development and may inspire you to submit a paper:

  • Matching regional labour demand and supply
  • Regional labour market forecasting
  • Brain drain and inland mobility
  • Demographic shrinkage, innovation and regional investment policies
  • Resilient regions
  • Regional educational infrastructure and growth
  • Vocational education and regional labour markets
  • Inclusive labour markets and regional development
  • Euregional labour markets and social capital
  • Cross-border mobility


  • Please send your paper to before April 1st, mentioning Human Capital and regional development in the subject. We will let you know whether your paper has been selected for presentation ultimately April 13th.Date: June 16th and 17th, 2017
    Venue: Hotel L’Empereur (in front of Maastricht railway station)Maximum number of participants: 50 Participation is free of chargeOrganising committee

    Frank Cörvers (ROA/SBE/ITEM/Maastricht University)
    Nol Reverda (NEIMED/ITEM/Zuyd University of Applied Sciences)

Provisional program

Each paper will take about 20 minutes for presenting and 10 minutes for discussion.

Friday June 16th 2017

Saturday June 17th 2017

10.30am Welcome

9.00-10.30am Paper presentations

11.00-11.15am Opening speech

10.45-12.15am Invited Paper presentations

11.15-12.45am Invited Paper presentations

12.15-1.15pm Lunch

12.45am Lunch

1.15-2.45pm Paper presentations

1.30-2.15pm Key note (t.b.a.)

2.45-3.00pm Closing session

2.30-4.00pm Paper presentations

3.00-5.00pm Social activity

4.30-6.00pm Paper presentations

7.00pm Conference Diner