Regions Facing Shocks:
building resilient communities
“ReFace – Regions facing shocks: building resilient community” aims to improve regional adaptability and resilience by providing training of the public administration employees and other stakeholders in the area of regional development.
Massive Open Online Course
“Regions facing shocks: building resilient community”
The recent occurrence of many serious adversities on the international level has raised new doubts about the availability of efficient resources and appropriate knowledge for prompt reaction.
Strengthening regional resilience is fundamental to ensure the ability to thrive despite adversities and crises. The Erasmus+ project “ReFace – Regions facing shocks: building resilient community” aims to improve regional adaptability and resilience by providing training of the public administration employees and other stakeholders in the area of regional development.
“Resilience is more than just the opposite of being vulnerable. Rather, it is often referred to as the capacity to ‘bounce back better’, which places emphasis on the capacity to learn from past experiences and improve (even transform) institutions and systems.”
United Nations University, p.4: https://i.unu.edu/media/cpr.unu.edu/attachment/2232/Assessing-Fragility-Risk-and-Resilience-Frameworks.pdf
To increase the adaptability of regions and their resilience in order to thrive despite adversities and crises;
To develop competences, knowledge, and skills in the area of resilient regions and community building;
To provide effective tools and methods for the development of regional policies;
To promote the exchange of good practice and the creation of an informal network between the political authorities involved.
about European regional policies and training needs in the field of resilient community building.
public administrations, political authorities and other key regional representatives through questionnaires, interviews, training courses, workshops.
of the importance of regional measures to respond to adversities.
Exchanging good practices
at European level for the creation of resilient communities.
Enhancing specialized knowledge
in the area of resilient regions policy-making.
- European Report on resilient regions preparation aimed to identify and forecast the future skill and training needs in the area of resilient regions building;
- Syllabus for the MOOC “Regions facing shocks: building resilient community”, including topics covered, assignments and assessments, methods of delivery;
- MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Regions facing shocks: building resilient community” for public administration and HEIs students in the area of public administration and regional development;
- 3-day joint staff training event (France) on resilient community building;
- The road map “Supporting a Resilient Region – a tool for the Sustainable Communities” offering advice and tools in one place
- 6 regional workshops
News & Events
Short summary of SK Multiplier events
The two organizations – ASTRA and ENTRE, both located in Slovakia, have joined forces and carried out 2 multiplier events. The first one has happened in September and the last one in October. Let`s focus on the second one from 22nd of October, 2022. The Multiplier...
ReFace MOOC SK – Piloting results – short summary
Project objectives: To increase the adaptability of regions and their resilience in order to thrive despite adversities and crises; To develop competences, knowledge, and skills in the area of resilient regions and community building; To provide effective tools and...
The information events “Road to resilience” took place in the UCA office on 30th June 2022, 30th September2022 and 24th October 2022, with aim to promote ReFace project, its activities and resources. More than 30 participants from public and civil sector, businessmen...
How can we contribute to the well-being of our communities?
Although some crises are partly unavoidable, the potential threat and consequences of other adversities can be prevented through adequate preparation and the adoption of more sustainable lifestyles. What resources exist to strengthen our knowledge and skills in this...
Information meetings – Levoča October 2022
The information events „Road to resilience“ took place in the MAS LEV office on 22/06/2022 and on 21/09/2022 and in Trenčianske Teplice on 13/10/2022. They were organised within the Erasmus+ Programme project „ReFace- Regions facing shocks: building resilient...
ReFace – Pilot course
During the months of September-October, UCA involved 30 participants in the piloting of ReFace MOOC asking for their evaluation of the Modules developed. Participants included representatives of municipalities, entrepreneurs, employees of public administration and...
Playing the game of uncertainty to respond to adversities
What does the term resilience mean? Being resilient means taking part in the game of uncertainty and preparing for possible threats. How to prepare, then, in the most effective way possible? ReFace project aims to contribute to the creation of resilient communities by...
Pilot course – Levoča, September 2022
During the summer months until today, MAS LEV as project coordinator enabled 25 participants to join the MOOC with the aim to complete the pilot course within the Erasmus+ Programme project „ReFace – Regions facing shocks: building resilient community“. After...
Piloting in Spain
During the months of September and October the Piloting course of the Erasmus+ Programme project “ReFace – Regions facing shocks: building resilient community” was implemented in Spain. E-mails were sent to more than 50 people, addressing the target group of the...
Multiplier event in Spain
FFE organized a Multiplier Event in Bilbao (Spain ) on 2nd of September 2022. The Multiplier Event was celebrated at the premises of Fondo Formación Euskadi. The event was aimed to inform the target group about the MOOC´s Modules, the European report created at the...