Geography of New Employment Dynamics in Europe

Theme: Employment

Scope

The purpose of this research is to explore the current dynamics within Europe’s regions in order to unpack the key policy factors, trends and territorial endowments driving the locational preferences of new employment creation. It shall further draw out the key policy lessons for Cohesion Policy in addressing the apparent contradictory forces and tensions at play in promoting knowledge economy sectors as a key pathway for growth and the impact for territorial cohesion. Further reading.

Policy questions

  • What is the territorial pattern of new employment creation in Europe and how is this likely to evolve into the future based on current policy orientations? What impact will recent trends have on the future development of Europe’s regions?
  • How is the European policy focus on ‘knowledge economy’ sectors for investment, jobs and growth impacting on the geographical distribution of new employment creation and what impact does this have for regional development and territorial cohesion?
  • What are the key policy lessons for Cohesion Policy and what are the opportunities for lagging regions to capitalise on their place-based potentials and emigrant skill base in order to capture spillovers and to re-capture the lost skills base of emigrants and innovate in new sectors?

Contractors

  • Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale, IT (lead contractor)
  • Institute for Employment Studies, UK
  • Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, DE
  • University College London, UK
  • Technische Universität Berlin, DE

Project Support Team

  • Laura Dimitrijeva, Latvia
  • Marie-Lorraine Dangeard, France
  • Carlo Lavalle, European Commission

Budget: € 379,900.00

Lifetime: May 2016 – December 2017

Deliveries

  • Inception delivery, 1 August 2016
  • Interim delivery, 1 March 2017
  • Draft Final delivery, 1 August 2017
  • Final delivery, 1 December 2017

Contact: Gavin Daly (Senior Project Expert) gavin.daly@espon.eu, Caroline Clause (Senior Financial Expert) caroline.clause@espon.eu

Further information: the full description of this applied research activity is available below.

Documents

0. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final report_Executive Summary.pdf

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1. ESPON EMPLOY_Final report_Main Report.pdf

2. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final Report_ANNEX TO CHAPTER 2.pdf

3. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final Report_ANNEX TO CHAPTER 3.pdf

4. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final Report_ANNEX TO CHAPTER 4.pdf

5. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final Report_ANNEX TO CHAPTER 5.pdf

6. ESPON_EMPLOY_Case study - ABRUZZO (IT).pdf

7. ESPON_EMPLOY_Case Study - BERLIN (DE).pdf

8. ESPON_EMPLOY_Case Study - LONDON (UK).pdf

9. ESPON_EMPLOY_Case Study - MALOPOLSKA (PL).pdf

10. ESPON_EMPLOY_Case Study - NORTH EAST (RO).pdf

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11.ESPON_EMPLOY_CaseStudy_MECKLENBURG_VORPOMMERN_DE.pdf

12. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final Report_Case Study Method.pdf

13. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final report_References.pdf

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14. ESPON_EMPLOY_Final Synthesis Report.pdf

15. ESPON_ESPON_EMPLOY_Infographic_Final.pdf

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Geography of new employment dynamics in Europe

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