Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • ReRisk - Regions at Risk of Energy Poverty

    Effects of rising energy prices on regional competitiveness.

    Thematic scope
    Europe enters a new energy landscape: Energy prices have been rising and the dependency on fossil fuels is increasing. Thus, energy supply and demand will in the future have to turn more towards renewable energy sources and focus more on efficient use of energy. EU Ministers responsible for territorial development have given priority to this issue by expressing their intention in the Territorial Agenda (2007) to explore and develop opportunities of new forms of renewable energy supply. Considering this, this project focuses on opportunities to support competitive and clean energy supplies for regions in Europe and to generate and strengthen sustainable energy sources. It delivers future-oriented territorial evidence on the impact of rising energy prices on the competitiveness of European regions as well as on cohesion in Europe in a long-term perspective.

    Please read more about the main research areas and main results envisaged on the next page.
    Lead Partner
    INNOBASQUE, Spain.
    Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.

    Sounding Board
    Lauri Frank, Finland
    Romain Pasquier, France

    Budget: € 699 250,00

    Project’s lifetime: July 2008 – July 2010

    Delivery of Reports
    Inception Report: 26 September 2008
    Interim Report: 31 March 2009
    Updated Interim Report: 31 October 2009
    Draft Final Report: 31 March 2010
    Final Report: 31 July 2010
    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:
    Ann-Gritt PANNENBORG (NEUSE), e-mail:


    Name Type Size
    Final Report PDF 6.04 MB
    Draft Final Report PDF 4.01 MB
    Press Release 25 May 2009 PDF 23.16 KB
    Updated Interim Report Version 26/10/2009 PDF 2.02 MB
    Updated Interim Report, annex 1) Area Typologies - Clustering Version 30/10/2009 PDF 6.01 MB
    Updated Interim Report, annex 2) Case studies and Scenarios Version30/10/2009 PDF 673.29 KB
    Discussion Paper: Impacts of Climate Change on Regional Energy Systems PDF 291.75 KB
    Interim Report PDF 1.56 MB
    Inception Report PDF 1.53 MB
    Project Specification PDF 65.54 KB
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