CEPS Project

Explaining convergence – the geographical divide and impact of COVID-19


The overarching purpose of this study is to investigate developments in upward convergence, between EU Member States and regions, for selected economic, social and institutional indicators. The focus of the analysis is on the geographical dimension of convergence, hence highlighting similarities and differences within and between geographical clusters, with the purpose of explaining diverging patterns in Southern and converging patterns in Central-Eastern Member States and regions.

Cinzia Alcidi

Director of Research

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Basak Van Hove

Project Officer

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Francesco Corti

Associate Research Fellow

Mattia Di Salvo

Associate Researcher

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Doina Postica

Research Assistant