NSERR will
integrate the following Working Groups (WG) and respective key research questions:

WG1: Social Innovation – focuses the role of social innovation for economic resilience of city regions.
  1. How can social entrepreneurship influence a region’s resiliency?
  2. How can social innovations be used to repurpose a regions knowledge capabilities and resources to thrive in new economic conditions?

WG2: Open Govern
ment – focuses the role of public trust, government transparency, citizen empowerment in promoting the economic resilience of city regions.
  1. How open government practices and data influence a region’s resilience?
  2. How to engage citizens in economic crisis management?

WG3: Cyber Resilience
– focuses the way a connected society contributes to the economic resilience of city regions.

    How a resilient digital environment can promote the interaction of individuals and businesses intended on developing knowledge capabilities and resources to thrive in new economic conditions?
  1. What are the cyber risks that must be managed to contribute for a region’s resilience?

WG4: Urban Resilience – focus the capabilities of a given city to respond pro-actively to the risks related to economic and environmental shocks and changes
  1. What urban planning measures must be implemented to mitigate urban risks?
  2. How can communities be empowered to effectively monitor risks?

WG5: Integrated Crisis Risk Management – focuses the management of economic and environmental risks to promote economic and social resilience of regions.
  1. What must be considered to develop systems methodologies for analyzing and assessing economic and social risk reduction and financing?
  2. How can disaster risk management be properly integrated into economic and social resilience planning?

WG6: Resilience Capacity Measurement – focus the development of a resilience capacity index to measure a region’s resilience to environmental and economic shocks and changes.
  1. How to effectively measure the resilience of the commercial, social and public economies of a region?