AER is happy to launch a new partnership agreement with SEO Amsterdam Economics. The partnership enables AER members to take advantage from SEO’s in-depth knowledge of regional connectivity analysis. SEO’s service includes a connectivity scan, a benchmark with competing regions, an analysis of the strong and weak spots of a region’s connectivity and ways to improve a region’s connectivity.
SEO was founded in 1949 as a research institute of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Amsterdam and became legally independent from the University in 1980. It carries out applied economic research on behalf of the public and private sectors which can make a major contribution to the decision-making process of regions. SEO’s team consists of highly qualified experts within the fields of aviation economics, regional economics, econometrics and operations research.
Connectivity is a key factor to foster the regions’ competitiveness, in terms of attracting business, increasing the number of incoming tourists, enhancing social development, increasing employment figures and growing consumer welfare. Given the economic importance of being connected and being accessible, comprehensive insight into your region’s international connectivity performance is indispensable.
AER and SEO would like to enable regions to get an assessment service regarding their connectivity and accessibility, which can drive their regional development and competitiveness. To this aim, SEO provides a professional custom-made connectivity analysis and benchmark for AER members, which include:
- A scan of your region’s connectivity;
- A benchmark of your region’s connectivity with a selection of competing European regions of your choice;
- An analysis of your region’s connectivity by transport mode;
- Identification of so-called “white spots” of your region’s connectivity: underserved regions/ opportunities;
- Advise on how to improve your region’s connectivity
The AER/SEO partnership has been officially presented to members at the Spring Committees Plenaries in Timis (RO) within the Working Group on Transport & Mobility and got positive feedbacks and interest from participants.
SEO is available to get in touch with regions and to provide additional information on its connectivity service.