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2022

The impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European identity: A comparative analysis of EU regions

This article investigates the role of European Union Cohesion Policy in the development of European identity, drawing on an original and representative survey in 17 regions across 12 member states. We advance a theoretical model which distinguishes cognitive, instrumental and communicative drivers of identity formation. Contrary to existing scholarship, we find that EU Cohesion Policy…

2022

The Role of Contact Points in the Implementation of Interreg Programmes

Helping to inform the set up of the 2021-27 Interreg programmes, a new EPRC report for Interact provides a comprehensive balanced overview of the different approaches to setting up and employing Contact Points in Interreg programmes. The report highlights the different way that Programmes can use contact points in their management and implementation systems and…

2021

Rescaling urban development policy in the EU: the impact of integrated place-based approaches in Cohesion Policy

This article investigates the role of European Union (EU) Cohesion Policy in urban development policy rescaling following the introduction of a strengthened regulatory framework for integrated territorial development in 2014–20. We find variations in the rescaling of sustainable urban development policies in the Netherlands, Poland and Spain shaped by domestic politics, path dependence and institutional…

2021

Light at the end of the tunnel? Moving into the next programme phase

Heading into a second winter facing the challenges of a global pandemic, ESIF programme managers continue to juggle responsibilities across two programme periods. The tail-end of the 2014-20 programme period remains busy, particularly in terms of monitoring and processing expenditure claims and making payments to beneficiaries. This is workload now exacerbated by many projects needing…

2021

A Green Transition: Making the new programmes sustainable

Cohesion Policy has long provided an important framework for tackling challenges related to climate change and transitioning to a low carbon economy. The focus of ESIF interventions on environmental sustainability will be further reinforced in 2021-27, in line with the ambitious climate targets and the Green Deal objectives.

2021

Chain REACTion: Shifting Cohesion Policy Priorities in a New Reality

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  • Dozhdeva, V., & Fonseca, L.

2020

Fact-finding study on the implementation of the transparency requirements under the GBER and relevant guidelines

The aims of this study were threefold: to provide an overview of approaches to meeting the State aid transparency requirements; to assess the effectiveness of different approaches using available data; and to identify potential changes to the transparency requirements that might improve levels of compliance. The review of reporting arrangements reveals diverse arrangements for compliance…

2020

Programmes at a crossroads: crisis responses and transitions

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  • Den Hoed W., Ferry, M., & Gal, F.