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2014

Regional development and policy in Europe Contributions for the debate in Latin America

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2014

The Role of Cities in Cohesion Policy 2014-2020

Urban regions are an important factor in regional development. During the 2007-2013 programming period, the main input provided by cities and urban areas was at project level. For the 2014-2020 programming period, Cohesion policy enhances the role of urban areas. Nevertheless, in practice the role of cities still seems similar in scale. As the programming…

2014

The Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) in Scotland’s innovation system

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2014

Implementation of Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: Preparations and Administrative Capacity of Member States

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  • Tödtling-Schönhofer H, Hamza C and Radzyner A (METIS); Bachtler J, Kah S and Mendez C (EPRC)
  • Cohesion policyGovernance

New features of the 2014-2020 period include closer cooperation between different partners in Member States and better coordination between EU, national and regional interventions. The requirement to elaborate Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes simultaneously puts significant strain on administrative capacities. Low absorption rates and the results of the mid-term evaluations of the 2007-2013 programming period…

2014

An Assessment of Multilevel Governance in Cohesion Policy 2007-2013

The objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive overview of Multilevel Governance in Cohesion Policy in the current programming period of 2007-2013. In addition to examining the evolution of the theoretical concept of MLG, this study analyses the current processes of implementing MLG in the EU27, describes the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships…

2014

Ex Ante Evaluation of the 2014-2020 North Sea Region Programme

This report comprises the ex ante evaluation of the North Sea Region Programme (NSRP) undertaken by theEuropean Policies Research Centre (EPRC) for the NSRP Managing Authority. The ex ante evaluation wasconducted in accordance with DG REGIO Guidelines on Evaluation Methods. The purpose of the ex anteevaluation was to improve and strengthen the quality of the…

2014

Ex Ante Evaluation of the North Sea Region Programme 2014-2020; Final Ex Ante Evaluation Report

This report comprises the ex ante evaluation of the North Sea Region Programme (NSRP) undertaken by the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) for the NSRP Managing Authority. The ex ante evaluation was conducted in accordance with DG REGIO Guidelines on Evaluation Methods. The purpose of the ex ante evaluation was to improve and strengthen the…

2014

State aid rules for the Baltic Sea Region Programme,

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2014

Arctic Connections, Mapping Regional Cooperation in the Arctic,

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2014

Ex Ante Evaluation of the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020

This report comprises the ex ante evaluation of the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (NPA) 2014-2020 undertaken by the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) and Kontigo AB for the NPA Managing Authority. The ex ante evaluation is being conducted in accordance with DG REGIO Guidelines on Evaluation Methods. The main tasks of an ex ante…

2014

From Conditionality to Europeanization in Central and Eastern Europe: Administrative Performance and Capacity in Cohesion Policy

This article assesses the role of administrative capacity in explaining the performance of eight Central and Eastern European countries in managing Cohesion policy over the 2004–2008 period. Drawing on a conceptual framework from the Europeanization literature, it explores whether pre-accession administrative adjustment to comply with the “acquis” continued in the post-accession period, against a backdrop…

2014

In the final stages of programming – State of play of the 2014-20 & 2007-13 programmes

Programming has advanced considerably. By the start of November 2014, all but one of the 28 Partnership Agreements were agreed, although only a small number of operational programmes have been approved. In the IQ-Net countries, the negotiations of the PAs have been administratively challenging. For some negotiations have focused on descriptive issues, while for others…

2013

EU Cohesion policy and Youth (Un)employment

The theme of youth employment has risen sharply up the EU’s political agenda since 2011 in response to substantial rises in youth unemployment rates in a number of Member States due to the economic crisis and on-going recession. Youth unemployment rates are above total unemployment rates in all Member States, although rates vary significantly. Cohesion…