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2020

Pulling things together – what works in regional policy coordination?

Policy coordination is a perennial regional development challenge. Policymakers need to address asymmetries of information between and across levels of government; ‘silo’ approaches in government ministries, departments and agencies; unstable, insufficient regional policy budgets; contrasting policy objectives and targets; and, mismatches between functional areas targeted by regional policy and administrative boundaries. Across Europe, governments have…

2020

Energy Transition in Europe’s Coal Regions: Issues for Regional Policy

Climate change is generating new pressures for transition in coal intensive regions. The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement has led to new strategies and targets for reducing climate emissions at EU and national levels. Decarbonisation of the energy sector is a vital component of these strategies. The EU aims to reduce climate emissions from the energy…

2020

EU cohesion policy in the media spotlight: exploring territorial and temporal patterns in news

This article explores the territorial and temporal patterns of EU cohesion policy media coverage. The topic content and tone of news are analysed using topic modelling and sentiment analysis techniques, which are applied to a new corpus of over 4,000 English and Spanish news stories from the period 2010 to 2017 across three territorial levels….

2020

Programmes at a crossroads: crisis responses and transitions

  • jayneogilvie
  • Den Hoed W., Ferry, M., & Gal, F.

2020

Regional Policy Perspectives on Rural Development Policy

Rural areas are increasingly in the focus of policy and over the past few years, many countries have taken steps to address rural issues and concerns, developing new strategies, plans or policies. While all countries implement some form of rural development policy (RDP), there is no common understanding of it. Some countries emphasise the RDP’s…

2020

Regional State Aid Control: Does it need rebooting or re-routing?

This review of Competition policy control of regional aid takes place in something of an interregnum. There is currently no ‘grand plan’ for State aid reform but the Commission has published a consultation strategy on the State aid rules and has begun its appraisal of a large body of rules. The cornerstone of State aid…

2020

When it rains, it pours: Programme management in a time of crisis

  • jayneogilvie
  • Michie, R., & Dozhdeva, V.

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…

2019

Time to learn: Drawing lessons for Cohesion policy post-2020

  • jayneogilvie
  • Dozhdeva V and Gal F

2019

A Time of Policy Change: Reforming Regional Policy in Europe

  • jayneogilvie
  • Bachtler J,. and Downes R.
  • EoRPA

The policy context for regional policy in Europe is changing, part of a global trend of greater awareness of social and territorial inequality. Europe faces the triple challenges of ensuring economic growth to sustain its social model, responding to inequality, and managing the sustainability transition. A big question is how disparities in productivity, unemployment and…

2019

Mapping the Next Steps in Competition Policy Control of Regional Aid

In contrast with recent developments in Cohesion policy and the preparations for the next MFF, this is a quiescent period in State aid control. Two major reform agendas – SAAP and SAM – have been completed and have overhauled almost every aspect of policy. In recent policy statements, the Commission has emphasised continuity and stability,…

2019

Meeting the Challenges of Digitalisation: Implications for Regional and Rural Development

Digitalisation transforms societies and economies, affecting the way we live, work and relate to one another. This paper explores the regional development issues associated with digitalisation, and draws out how regions may be affected, with a particular focus on rural and remoter areas. Key issues are: There are large disparities between countries. Of a range…