This paper brings together evidence of the territorial and policy implications of the COVID-19 pandemic with the long-term strategic thinking in regional policy in the past twelve months. It shows that, in the period 2020-2021, governments dealt both with the immediate unpreceded impacts of the pandemic crisis as well as developments in regional policy that were rooted in challenges preceding the pandemic.
Georgieva, N., Downes, R. & Bachtler, J. 2021, COVID Recovery and the Long Term Challenges for Regional Policies, EoRPA Report 21/1 to the 42nd annual meeting of the EoRPA Regional Policy Research Consortium, October 2021. Available at: https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/81222/