June 22 - 24 2023, reykjavik, iceland

Eura 2023

The European City:

A practice of resilience in the face of an uncertain future

venue: university of iceland

Welcome to the European Urban Research Association Conference in Reykjavík 22-26 June 2023 The European City: A practice of resilience in the face of an uncertain future

On behalf of the University of Iceland the EURA 2023 conference is organized by the Faculty of Political Science in partnership with Faculty of Life and Environmental Science and the Institute of Public Administration and Politics.

We are especially grateful for our partners from the City of Reykjavík who have actively participated in the preparation of the conference. We also like to thank the EURA organization as well as the Icelandic Ministry of Infrastructure and the Strategic Regional Plan for their support.

This year we expect 235 presentations in 55 panels and welcome 300 guests from 46 countries. We are especially happy to welcome a large number of young scholars.  It is refreshing to see the interest in urban planning and politics research, this gives us hope that the EURA conference will continue to thrive in years to come. We have exciting key notes on Thursday morning with our guests Matthew Carmona from the UK and Tina Saaby from Denmark. On Friday morning we will have a meeting with practitioners where our partners from Reykjavík city will introduce some of their most innovative projects in relation to planning and social innovation in the city. Conferences are an important venue to make new scientific friendship and there is multitude of social events to help with that such as twelve mobile workshops on Thursday afternoon organized by our partners from the city of Reykjavík where we get to complete the day at the opening reception at the Reykjavík City Hall. The Conference Dinner takes place at the old culture house in downtown Reykjavík.

On behalf of the organizing team, I wish you all a successful conference and a pleasant stay in our beautiful city.

Prof. Dr. Eva Marín Hlynsdóttir

EURA at a glance

European Urban Research Association

Welcome to our international network of urban scholars!

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.


The track chairs will suggest up to 3 papers per track to the scientific committee that will make the final decision based on the chairs’ recommendation, supported by members of the EURA Board. The Young scholars award consist of a travel grant for the next EURA or the next Urban Affairs Association conference in the US.

The track chairs will select the best paper in their tracks and a Best paper award committee will review the selected papers; the author of these papers will have the opportunity to publish her/his paper in a dedicated special issue of the Journal Urban Research and practices. The paper will go through the normal refereeing process.

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Important dates

Please take note of these dates and add them to your calendar

Last day to submit paper for Best Paper Award or Young Scholar Award
June 1st

Opens January 18th
Early bird has now closed (8th March)

Last Day of Cancellations
May 1st
No refunds for cancellations made after May 1, 2023


Call for Abstracts
Opens December 20th
Closed February 1st

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Welcome to Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome to Reykjavik

The city of Reykjavík is so much more than just a destination; it’s a place of exciting possibilities surrounded by incredible landscapes, where countless adventures beckon and a host of natural wonders await.

It might also very well be the smallest big city in the world. There are just so many things to see and do. So start fishing and figure out what to put at the top of your list.

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Welcome to EURA 2023

We look forward to seeing you in Reykjavik June 22 - 24 2023