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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

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

  • jayneogilvie
  • Dozhdeva V and Gal F

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…

2018

Financial Implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds

This research paper provides an informative overview of the state of play of the financial implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), with an assessment of the reasons for the state of implementation and the implications. The report is based on desk-review research. It considers financial implementation in the 2007-2013 funding period, before focusing…

2018

Regulatory Scope for Culture-related Support under European Structural and Investment Funds

This article provides an overview of the scope for ESIF support to culture-related investment, as provided for under the Cohesion policy regulatory framework, and its evolution over the 2007-13 and 2014-20 periods. It also reflects on the alignment (or lack thereof) of the scope for support to culture-related investment under ESIF provisions with the recent…

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

Financial instruments post Brexit: building on success

The United Kingdom has been one of the key proponents of financial instruments (FIs) – loans, guarantees and equity – and spends a larger share of its Structural Funds allocations in the form of FIs than most Member States. FIs have played an increasingly prominent role in EU policies, including Cohesion policy, and the UK…

2018

Financial Instruments in Practice: Uptake and Limitations

This seminar is part of a five-part seminar series in the context of an EC-OECD project “Designing better economic development policies for regions and cities”. Other sessions in the series addressed the use of: contracts for flexibility/adaptability, performance indicators, financial instruments, and insights from behavioural science. The outcome of the seminars supports the work of…

2018

Reaching Cruising Speed? Programme Progress – Performance Targets – Policy Reform

The implementation of ESIF programmes has accelerated, although some thematic areas lag behind, as do payments. The average percentage of the total allocated to selected projects/operations under ESIF programmes is 54 percent (EU and IQ-Net average). EU average expenditure eligible for reimbursement stands at 12 percent (IQ-Net average 14 percent). Changing market conditions, institutional reform,…

2018

Integrated Territorial Development: New Instruments – New Results?

This paper assesses whether and how the new instruments for integrated territorial developmentintroduced in the 2014-20 programme period are contributing to new results. Did the obligation to invest five percent of ERDF funding into sustainable urban development (SUD) and the introduction ofthe new implementation mechanisms Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and Community-led LocalDevelopment (CLLD) lead to…

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

Reshaping Regional Development Policies

Regional development is one of the main EU spending priorities through its Cohesion Policy. Brexit is among several influences on the future of the policy, whose evolution is part of a wider reshaping of the principles and practice of regional policy in Europe. In the context of emerging policy challenges and recent contributions to the…

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…