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Case studies are the heart of the project. Each study:

RESTATE takes a multi-disciplinary and international comparative approach and involves strong collaboration between researchers, stakeholders and end-users (policymakers, politicians and housing managers). Finding out the specific problems of these areas and the causes of problems in each national and urban context is the first element in the research project. To find out which policies have been used to counteract these problems, how successful they have been and what are the reasons behind this success (or failure), is an important aim of the project. Finding "best practices" can eventually lead to more effective policy responses for these areas. Since the ten countries chosen for comparison exhibit a vast range of demographic, socio-economic, cultural and political conditions, the results of the study will contribute to responding to the problems at a truly European level (East and West).