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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

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

Mapping the Next Steps in Competition Policy Control of Regional Aid

  • jayneogilvie
  • Fiona Wishlade
  • EoRPA

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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

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

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

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

  • jayneogilvie
  • John Bachtler, Carlos Mendez and Fiona Wishlade
  • EoRPA

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

Migration: What Role for Regional Policy?

  • jayneogilvie
  • Polverari, L.
  • EoRPA

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…

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…