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Regional Competence Management: Towards a research and policy agenda

Principle researcher

Dr. Arjen Edzes

Type of research



Prof.dr. Jouke van Dijk


The research is a collaboration between the department of Economic Geography of the University of Groningen and

  • Platform31 (former: Netherlands Institute of City Innovation Studies/NICIS)
  • VU University of Amsterdam
  • A dozen cities and municipalities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Haque and Eindhoven

The bridge project wants to connect research that is carried out in the context of the Research program ‘Knowledge for Powerful Cities’ from Platform31/NWO around one of the most fundamental issues in the regional and urban socio-economic policy for the future: the proper exploitation and development of human capital in the light of the changing labour market and employment structure, occupational and job requirements and the upcoming aging. The central question is: how we are connecting to available and requested competences on regional labour markets

Last modified:03 March 2014 11.32 a.m.