Welcome to EURA

At a time when global forces are strengthening and localism struggles to reassert itself, there is a need to re-examine the place which cities take in the social and economic order and this is what the European Urban Research Association (EURA) aims to achieve. This web site provides information about the origins of EURA, its aims and objectives and its charter. It also gives information about past and present EURA events, including conferences and workshops. Look also at our ’About Us‘ section to see that the future is largely urban.

Don’t forget, of course, to visit our EURA Expertise section aimed at stimulating networking and funding opportunities in urban research.

News Update: EURA-UAA Joint Conference 2014: ”City Futures III”

Cities as Strategic Places and Players in a Globalized World

Paris-Ile de France, 18-20 June 2014

Programme available

The response to the Call for Papers for the EURA/UAA City Futures Conference in Paris on 18-20 June 2014 has been very positive indeed. The Preliminary Conference Programme is available at: http://cityfutures2014.org

Those attending the Conference are advised to register as soon as possible. The Call for Papers closed in October 2013. However, it is still possible to attend the conference as there are still places available for colleagues who wish to attend without presenting a paper. We are most grateful to our colleagues in the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), based in North America, for helping to generate such a strong response to Call for the City Futures III Conference. More information: http://cityfutures2014.org

EURA offers all participants of the conference free membership for one year (July 2014 – June 2015)

Plans for the 2015 are already in place!

Next year the EURA Conference will take place in from Sibiu, Romania from 17-20 September 2015. The next annual focus will be Transforming cities, transformative cities. More information will soon be available here.

Introducing the launch of the new EURA Small Grant Scheme

This is a new scheme agreed upon by the Governing Board of EURA in 2013 to promote the aims of the association. Consistent with the three aims of EURA this new scheme is focussed on assisting international dialogue and provides small one-off grants to facilitate multidisciplinary explorative workshops or events.
The three aims of EURA are:
  • To encourage international exchange and co-operation in relation to urban research
  • To stimulate and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-border urban research
  • To contribute to urban policy debates.
For details on the call for grant applications, please click here

EURA Journal: Urban Research & Practice     

EURA launched their journal Urban Research & Practice in 2008. For  further information and ’Call for Papers‘ visit the Journal page.

Get directly to the free articles here!


If you have an enquiry concerning EURA or the website please contact the EURA Secretariat