Study on the barriers for applicants to structural funding

The project analysed the factors which facilitate or discourage local stakeholders’ and businesses’ decision to apply for support from Structural Funds. Through a wide-ranging literature review, case studies, questionnaires and interviews, this study tried to answer questions about what could be done to attract more applications during the recession of the late 2000s, and how the participation of successful applicants could be made more effective. It put forward a number of specific recommendations for policy makers at local, regional, national and EU level.

Funded by: European Parliament

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