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Building Regional Resilience to Industrial Structural Change


Framework:  Interreg Europe
Duration of the project: 01.08.2019 - 31.07.2023

Aim of the project:

The overall objective of FOUNDATION 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.
To achieve the project objectives as well as producing meaningful outputs and results the project will facilitate interregional learning through a series of regional field visits and workshops which will showcase examples of past regional structural change and corresponding SME support systems.
The project will follow the following stages in order to deliver on planned objectives:

  1. Analysis of key linkages within the regional restructured ecosystem
  2. Identification of Good Practices
  3. Field visits
  4. Local Adaptation of Good practices
  5. Influencing the Policy Instrument
  6. Implementing & Monitoring Change
  7. The regional stakeholder group will be central to all stages, steering the development of activities.
Project partners:
  • Cork Institute of Technology (IE) - Lead Partner
  • Oldham Council (UK)
  • University of Oulu (FI)
  • Lithuanian Innovation Center (LT)
  • Rzeszow Regional Development Agency (PL)
  • Pannon Business Network Association (HU)
  • Municipality of Reggio Emilia (IT)
  • Business Innovation Center of Cartagena (ES)
  • Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur Ltd. (AT)

Activity of PBN:
PBN as one of the most respected, key organization of regional development in the West Pannon region has been growing steadily since 10 years. PBN has a strong working relationship with the Hungarian National Ministry of Economy, established through earlier Interreg policy-related projects and by the fact that PBN was the contractor for the relevant Territorial Operative Program.  In FOUNDATION we would like to learn from project partners how to handle and prepare for rapid economic change by altering our PI, and also develop a local action plan to become more resilient.  PBN will contribute its experience and expertise in developing digital innovation processes, tools and projects related to business and business-university cooperation. PBN will manage a Regional Stakeholder Group with national and regional players involved in identifying and adapting best practices. The 1st Transnational Seminar  “Regional Resilience in Europe: The Role of Industry Structure in Determining Resilience.” will be organised by PBN in Győr in 2020 where the Regional Stakeholder Group will actively contribute to the agenda/presentations with local content.
Project homepage: www.interregeurope.eu/foundation
Program homepage: www.interregeurope.eu
Project manager: Regina Rosta-Pethő (regina.petho@pbn.hu)

'The project is realized in the Interreg Europe program with the cofinancing of the European Union and Hungary'