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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

Reforming the MFF and Cohesion Policy 2021-27: pragmatic drift or paradigmatic shift?

This paper provides a review and assessment of the EU budget and Cohesion policy reforms proposals for 2021-27. European Commission proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-217 were tabled in May 2018 and presented as being both ambitious for the EU but also pragmatic given the straightened budget circumstances associated with Brexit. It was…

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

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

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

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

Preparing for 2021-27: programming, projects & stakeholders

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

2019

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

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

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…

2018

Mapping the Next Steps in Competition Policy Control of Regional Aid

  • jayneogilvie
  • Fiona Wishlade
  • EoRPA

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2018

A Time Capsule: Regional Policy Regeneration in Turkey

The objective of this paper is to perform a comprehensive analysis of regional policy evaluation in Turkey, while providing insights on transformations in global trends, domestic targets, development policy structures and implementation. The paper firstly considers the Turkish administrative structure and the meaning of ‘region’. This is followed by an examination of regional disparities from…

2018

Cohesion policy implementation, performance and communication. Scotland case study

The objective of this case study is to investigate EU Cohesion policy performance and communication in Scotland and the impact on citizens’ attitudes to the EU. The case study also contextualises comparative COHESIFY research findings and provides more in-depth insights into the performance and communication of Cohesion policy. The case study focuses on two ERDF…

2018

EU Cooperation and Innovation – Delivering Value from our European Partnerships

This report, commissioned by Scotland Europa, presents the findings of the Scottish Stakeholder Discussion on the Future of European Collaboration, held on 29 September 2017 in Edinburgh organised by Scotland Europa, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Scottish Enterprise. The aims of the Conference were to stimulate participation in current EU programmes and wider EU…