(Re)Conceptualize region and place in a multi-scalar approach;
Analyse innovation (technological and social) processes and territorial restructuring;
Identify and discuss the globalization effects in the European regions;
Analyse development changes and strategies in the ‘South’ regions and countries, especially in Africa;
Develop diagnostics and evaluation policies methodologies: processes, tools and indicators;
Study strategies of regional development and governance models and practices in the regions.