Corona crisis, refugee crisis, energy price crisis, drought and floods as the first harbingers of climate change - the last few years have forced the EU and its member states into a true crisis marathon that is not yet over. Within the multilevel governance of the EU, it also affects in particular the local intermediate authorities such as districts, provinces or departments and their inhabitants. Has the constant confrontation with changing crises led to them deliberately considering how they can better position themselves to fight crises in the long term, or are they still responding to the crises with individual measures? The concept of territorial resilience comes into play here and could help to plan and implement holistic crisis prevention that brings together social, ecological, spatial planning and security aspects in an integrative approach.
Representing counties, provinces and departments in Europe, CEPLI would like to conduct a short survey to take stock of the engagement with the new concept of territorial resilience.