EU Baltic Sea Region

Methods, data and comparison of the project regions

Attractiveness for settlement - final report


The Telemark Research Institute was invited to join the TiF project to introduce the concept of the Attractiveness Barometer, which had been used in various regions in Norway over previous years. The purpose of this paper is to explain the concept of attractiveness for settlement, and the meth- ods that Telemark Research Institute has developed to measure and analyse regional attractive- ness. In the field of regional development, the term attractiveness is used in different ways. A region can attract visitors and thereby achieve growth in the tourist sector, while other regions can attract businesses and achieve economic growth. In this report, attractiveness is limited to attractiveness for settlement only. Mr. Knut Vareide has been in charge of the research and together with Ms. Hanna Storm he delivered the final report and we hereby publish the summary.