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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

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…

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

Regional policy in times of COVID-19

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

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

How Should Regional Policy Respond to Climate Change?

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

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

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…