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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

Chain REACTion: Shifting Cohesion Policy Priorities in a New Reality

  • jayneogilvie
  • Dozhdeva, V., & Fonseca, L.

2021

Recovery and Cohesion: Ambitious Objectives, Challenging Implementation

Following the landmark agreement achieved at the Special European Council in June 2020, the remainder of 2020 was dominated by the inter-institutional negotiations, requiring further EUCO meetings to resolve application of the rule of law conditionality, before agreement in December 2020. The Cohesion Policy Regulations for 2021-2027 were adopted by the co-legislators on 24 June…

2021

COVID Recovery and the Long Term Challenges for Regional Policies

  • jayneogilvie
  • Georgieva, N., Downes, R., & Bachtler, J.
  • EoRPA

This paper brings together evidence of the territorial and policy implications of the COVID-19 pandemic with the long-term strategic thinking in regional policy in the past twelve months. It shows that, in the period 2020-2021, governments dealt both with the immediate unpreceded impacts of the pandemic crisis as well as developments in regional policy that…

2021

Building Capacity for Effective Regional Policies

  • jayneogilvie
  • Ferry, M
  • EoRPA

The administrative capacity of public authorities is crucial to the success of contemporary regional policy. This includes capacity of public authorities to design quality strategies and programmes; to recruit and retain staff to implement measures in compliance with technical requirements; and to pursue evidence based policy-making through analysis and iterative learning. These capacities are conditioned…

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.

2020

Regional policy in times of COVID-19

  • jayneogilvie
  • Georgieva, N., Fonseca, L., & Bachtler, J.
  • EoRPA

2020

Will Cohesion Policy Recover from Covid? An Initial Assessment

The Special European Council on 17-21 July 2020 was significant for reaching agreement on an innovative and substantial Next Generation EU instruments recovery package, chiefly via the Recovery and Resilience Facility, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

2020

How Should Regional Policy Respond to Climate Change?

  • jayneogilvie
  • Dozhdeva, V., Bachtler, J., & Ogilvie, J.
  • EoRPA