ECR2 - Economic Crisis

ECR2 - Economic Crisis: Resilience of regions

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. (


Gefördert durch das European Spatial Planning Observatory Network (ESPON)

Projektdauer: 2012 - 2015

Projektteamleiter: Gillian Bristow (Cardiff University), Grigoris Kafkalas (Aristotle University Thessaloniki), Rüdiger Wink (FTZ an der HTWK Leipzig), Iwona Sagan (Gdansk University), Kerly Espenberg (Tartu University), Alan Harding (Liverpool University), Adam Swash (Experian plc)