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2019

Transition to a Low-Carbon Europe: the supporting role of Cohesion Policy

  • jayneogilvie
  • Vironen, H., McMaster, I., & den Hoed, W.

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…

2019

Migration: What Role for Regional Policy

The paper provides an overview on the migratory phenomenon, observed through the lens of its territorial dimensions, and examines the degree to which this phenomenon affects territorial disparities. 1 It also reviews some of the policy responses put in place to tackle the territorial issues related to migration, focusing primarily on the social and economic…

2019

Preparing for 2021-27: programming, projects & stakeholders

  • jayneogilvie
  • Vironen, H. & Dozhdeva, V.

2019

The rise of populism, regional disparities and the regional policy response

There has been a marked rise in support for ‘populist’ parties and causes in Europe over the last decade. Populism is a contested concept, but at its core is the opposition of ‘the people’ to ‘the elites’. Its emergence as a significant force in European polities has raised doubts about the hegemony of western liberal…

2019

New International Challenges and Priorities for Regional Policy

Political concern with interpersonal and interregional socio-economic disparities has grown in Europe in 2017-18, in response to national election/referendum results and wider unease at the unequal distribution of resources and opportunities. Studies suggest that: Regional disparities in GDP per capita in Europe have widened since 2008, partly due to an increase in inequalities between countries….

2019

The Agenda for Cohesion Policy in 2019-2024: Key Issues for the REGI Committee

This study reviews current and emerging issues for Cohesion Policy to support the work agenda of the European Parliament’s Committee for Regional Development during its new mandate for 2019-2024. The analysis focuses on issues relating to the committee’s competences and concludes by highlighting key policy themes and political questions for the debate on Cohesion Policy…

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

Slow deal coming? Assessing the progress of the budgetary and policy framework for Cohesion Policy, 2021-27

As the negotiations on the future of the EU budget and the reform of Cohesion Policy enter their final year, some progress has been made on the structure of the MFF, and the shape and content of the legislative package, but the amount and distribution of resources are still open and contested. Complicating factors are…

2019

The Visibility and Communication of Cohesion Policy in Online Media

This study evaluates the visibility and communication of cohesion policy in online media. It employs a mixed methods approach to investigate media coverage, representation and user perceptions of cohesion policy in online media. The research draws on an original dataset of over 60,000 news articles and 100,000 user-generated comments. It also analyses social media –…

2019

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

  • jayneogilvie
  • Dozhdeva V and Gal F

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

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

  • jayneogilvie
  • Fiona Wishlade
  • EoRPA

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…