European Policy Seminar Series
5 March 2014, 11:30 - 5 March 2014, 12:30
Economic Crisis, Regional Resilience and the EU's Structural Funds. Dr Adrian Healy, Cardiff University
The economic crisis has had major negative effects across Europe, but some regions have proved more able to weather the shock than others. Why is this? Why do some regions recover relatively quickly, but others remain mired in recession? Are there lessons that we can learn to inform future policy-making?
The aim of this seminar is to present initial findings of recent work examining the spatial impact of the economic crisis across the EU and consider why some regions have proved more resilient than others. It highlights the significance of economic and institutional structures, but asks whether we overlook the role that choices can play in influencing resilience outcomes. In doing so it considers the role and limitations of public policies in promoting resilience. It illustrates this with evidence as to how Structural Funds programmes reacted to the economic crisis in a selection of EU Member States.
European Policies Research Centre, Graham Hills Building, 9th floor, 40 George Street Entrance. Buffet lunch following seminar.
There is no charge for attending the seminar and lunch, but places are limited so please Alyson Ross to confirm attendance.