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Instruments for sustainable regional development

Objective

To identify the key ecological, economic and social determinants of sustainability at the regional level through formulation of an evaluation framework for sustainable regional development policies and strategies.

OBJECTIVES:
To identify the key ecological, economic and social determinants of sustainability at the regional level through formulation of an evaluation framework for sustainable regional development policies and strategies.
DESCRIPTION:
Sustainable development requires a change in more traditional regional development policies. New approaches in such policies, which correspond to the basic objectives of sustainable development require a more elaborate set of reliable policy instruments. The project analyses and compares experiences gained in Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Switzerland concerning the sustainability of regional policies by:
i) elaborating an evaluation framework for regional development policies and strategies in terms of sustainability, using a set of quantitative and qualitative indicators;
ii) analyzing and comparing experiences gained in typical regions of five European countries;
iii) identifying "key factors of sustainability" at the regional level and establishing the range of policy options;
iv) establishing a set of most suitable and effective policy instruments for the sustainable reorientation of regional development.
The research will make it possible to assess the most effective policy tools - including legal, financial and knowledge-based instruments - institutional conditions and management procedures for a sustainable regional development. Specific recommendations will be formulated for policymakers and project managers at European, national, regional and local levels.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

EURES - INSTITUT FUER REGIONALE STUDIEN IN EUROPA, SCHLEICHER - TAPPESER KG
Address
Basler Strasse 19
79100 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
Germany

Participants (7)

DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
Address
Bolton Street
1 Dublin
National University of Ireland - Maynooth
Ireland
Address

47 Maynooth , Co. Kildare
Schweizerisches Institut für Aussenwirtschafts-, Struktur-, und Regionalforschung
Switzerland
Address
48,Dufourstrasse
9000 St. Gallen
Sica Innovation Consultant Ltd.
Ireland
Address
1,Dun Emer Park
16 Dublin
Studio Ricerche Sociali
Italy
Address
Via Benedetto Dei 5A
50127 Firenze
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
Address
Via Aldo Moro
53100 Siena
ÖAR - Regionalberatung GmbH
Austria
Address
68,Amalienstrasse
1130 Wien