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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

Mapping the Next Steps in Competition Policy Control of Regional Aid

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  • Fiona Wishlade
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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…

2017

The Performance Framework in Cohesion Policy: Expectations and Reality

This book examines the long-term achievements of Cohesion policy from 1989 to 2012 and draws out the main policy implications. Originally undertaken for the European Commission by the authors, this major longitudinal study adopts an innovative approach to assessing the effectiveness and achievements of this policy, building on case studies of 15 regions from different…

2017

The Structural Funds as ‘Agents of Change’: New Forms of Learning and Implementation

This paper assesses whether and how Structural Funds (SF) act as an ‘agent of change’ in the policy and practice of regional and local development. What is being done through the Funds that would not otherwise be done, where and how this ‘operational innovation’ is being generated, and which aspects of the SF approach are…

2017

Infrastructures et Aides d’Etat: expériences européennes

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2017

The involvement of Non-EU Member States in European Territorial Cooperation Programmes

Non-EU Member States play an important role a number of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) Programmes and initiatives. This article focuses on the role of non-EU Member States in ETC, specifically INTERREG, examining the basis of their involvement, what participating countries ‘get out of it,’ and how this may change in the future.

2017

Financial Compliance in the EU: An Assessment of Financial Corrections in EU Cohesion policy

EU compliance scholarship has expanded rapidly over the last decade but has neglected the financial dimension of compliance in terms of Member States’ conformity with EU financial rules on the regularity and legality of EU spending. This article makes the case for a multi‐dimensional approach to compliance research and provides the first cross‐national assessment of…