ReFace

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.

Background

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

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 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.

Activities

Research

about European regional policies and training needs in the field of resilient community building.

Involving

public administrations, political authorities and other key regional representatives through questionnaires, interviews, training courses, workshops.

Raising awareness

of the importance of regional measures to respond to adversities.

Exchanging good practices

at European level for the creation of resilient communities.

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Enhancing specialized knowledge

in the area of resilient regions policy-making.

Results

  • 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

Regions Facing Shocks: building resilient communities

Regions Facing Shocks: building resilient communities

Source: https://epale.ec.europa.eu By Lucia Komornikova About the project In our recent article, we have provided an overview about ReFace project: ReFace project introduction. We have also promised to keep you updated on the project progress.  Before we get there,...

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