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Tool to enhance regional resilience

Rural and urban regions face severe strains due to contemporary trends in disruptions and drivers of change. These drivers of change include economic globalization, climate change, biodiversity loss, ageing population, rural depopulation and urbanization, as well as crises in food production such as pests, diseases and the financial sector. Given the complexity of regional development, an integrated approach to resilience is essential which can therefore provide at least partly, a common language. Thus, the overall ambition of this project is to co-develop an integral and participatory tool that allows stakeholders of a regional development process, to assess and enhance the resilience of that region.

Rural and urban regions face severe strains due to contemporary trends in disruptions and drivers of change. These drivers of change include economic globalization, climate change, biodiversity loss, ageing population, rural depopulation and urbanization, as well as crises in food production such as pests, diseases and the financial sector. This incites an urgent need to understand the characteristics of and conditions for the resilience of these regions. Given the complexity of regional development, an integrated approach to resilience is essential which can therefore provide at least partly, a common language. Thus, the overall ambition of this project is: 

to co-develop an integral and participatory tool that allows stakeholders of a regional development process, to assess and enhance the resilience of that region.

We think that implementation of a regional resilience tool facilitates awareness about disruption risks and regional vulnerabilities, and creates support for measures to enhance resilience.

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