Building Regional Resilience to Industrial Structural Change

The objective of the project is to build regional resilience to industrial structural change through the development of policies and measures which act as the foundation underpinning a strong regional strategic entrepreneurial discovery process and associated support system.

Across Europe, public bodies are pressed by an increasing need to provide preparatory support to the economic ecosystem in advance of the closure of anchor firms in their region which act as significant employers. The impacts of the closure, of course, go beyond direct employees and ripple, wave–like throughout the regional services sector and economy. Management of such anticipated structural change requires proactive renewal of business approaches and policy supports. Regions are encouraged to introduce pilot projects based on their own strengths and to provide appropriate business supports for the re-alignment of the regional industrial base. This proactive approach by regional stakeholders is critical to building the resilience of these regions and enabling them to adapt to change.

Lead partner: Cork Institute of Technology (IE)

Project partners: Oldham Council (UK), University of Oulu (FI), Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LT), Rzeszow Regional Development Agency (PL), Pannon Business Network Association (HU), Municipality of Reggio Emilia (IT), Business Innovation Centre of Cartagena (ES), Business Upper Austria – OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur Ltd. (AT).

Project is implemented as part of the Interreg Europe programme and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for 2014-2020.

Project’s duration: 1 August 2019 – 31 July 2023 (48 months)

Total project budget: 1,86 M. EUR

Contacts: Ingrida Tinfavičienė, project’s coordinator, +370 523 56116,

Last time updated: 2020-03-13 13:58


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