Pilot action: Regions in Industrial Transition

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Available languages : English
Period : 2014-2020
Date : 07/03/2018

Regions in industrial transition face specific challenges, notably where this is associated with a lack of an appropriate skills-base, high unit labour costs and deindustrialisation. These regions may be unable to attract sufficient extra-regional investment to encourage broad industrial modernisation or make full use of the opportunities offered by European programmes.

This pilot will help to test new approaches to industrial transition and provide the European Commission with evidence to underpin post-2020 policies and programmes.

As a result of the assessment of the applications received, 12 test regions were selected: 

  • Hauts-de-France (FR),
  • Norra Mellansverige (North-Middle Sweden),
  • Piemonte (Italy),
  • Saxony (Germany),
  • Wallonia (Belgium),
  • Cantabria (Spain),
  • Centre Val de Loire (France),
  • East-North Finland,
  • Grand-Est (France),
  • Greater Manchester (United Kingdom),
  • Lithuania,
  • Slovenia.