Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • ECR2 - Economic Crisis: Resilience of Regions


    Regional resilience

    Thematic scope

    The picture of the economic situation in Europe resulting from the crisis that began in 2008 looks rather asymmetrical and diverse with regions that were not or hardly touched by the crises at all, with regions that were touched but that seem to recover rather progressively and with regions that still suffer quite a lot from the crisis. The fast and successful recovery of some particular regions strikes the eye and raises the question of what is behind this success.

    The economic crisis and recovery are at the core of all recent policy initiatives that set the framework for territorial development and cohesion policy. The objective of this project is to expose territorial evidence that supports policymakers at different administrative levels in making the economic structure(s) in Europe and its countries, regions and cities more resilient to economic crises and a sudden economic downturn.

    Please read more about the main policy questions being answered and the main results envisaged on the next page.

    Lead Partner

    Cardiff University, UK

    Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.

    Sounding Board

    Lorenzo Costantino, Italy

    Krzysztof Herbst, Poland

    Budget: € 754 469,00

    Project’s lifetime: February 2012 - October 2014

    Delivery of Reports

    Inception Report: 31 July 2012

    Interim Report: 31 January 2013

    Draft Final Report: 31 March 2014

    Final Report: 31 August 2014


    Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee

    More information

    Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit:  Gavin DALY:

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