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Regional development & policy research

In most countries there are significant differences between regions that create challenges for economic development.  These can arise from historical patterns of industrial and social change, physical geography and a host of other factors. This research explores the dynamics of regional economic development and policy response to regional disparities.

Found 54 Results
1979
- 2023

EoRPA – European Regional Policy Research Consortium

EoRPA is a regional policy research consortium funded by national government departments across Europe. It produces comparative research and knowledge exchange on regional policy in 30 countries. Annual outputs include: reviews of regional policies in all EU Member States, plus Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, covering the objectives, budgets and rationales for policy and…

2019
- 2022

Smart strategies for the transition in coal-intensive regions (TRACER)

TRACER aims to support a number of coal-intensive regions around Europe to design (or re-design) their research and innovation strategies in order to facilitate their transition towards a sustainable energy system. The project focuses on nine regions. These are South East Bulgaria, North West Bohemia (CZ), Lusatian Lignite District (DE), West Macedonia (GR), Upper Silesian…

2019
- 2022

Bio-based strategies and roadmaps for enhanced rural and regional development in the EU (BE-Rural)

The BE-Rural project aims to realise the potential of regional and local bio-based economies by supporting a wide group of stakeholders to participate in the development of bioeconomy strategies and roadmaps. It focuses particularly on five regions, namely Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), Szczecin Lagoon and Vistula Lagoon (Poland), Strumica (Macedonia), Covasna (Romania) and Vidzeme and Kurzeme…

2015
- 2017

Promoting stakeholder engagement and public awareness for a participative governance of the European Bioeconomy (BioSTEP)

The project is about promoting stakeholder engagement and public awareness for a participative governance of the European bioeconomy. Funded by Horizon 2020, it BioSTEP aims to engage citizens and various stakeholder groups in discussions about the future development of Europe’s bioeconomy. Its objective is to increase the overall awareness and understanding of the bioeconomy as…

2014
- 2016

Partnership principle and multi-level governance during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

The project examines the extent and modalities through which which the partnership principle has been applied in the programming phase of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The research develops an evidence base to inform the reports required under the regulatory framework for 2014-20 and provides an analytical basis for the design of the policy…

2014
- 2016

Performance framework during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

The project examines the extent and modalities through which EU regulatory provisions relating to the performance framework have been applied in the programming phase of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The research develops an evidence base to inform the reports required under the regulatory framework for 2014-20 and provides an analytical basis for the…

2015
- 2015

Transnational cooperation projects in LEADER – analysis of their potentials and outlook into the 2014-20 programme period

The project involved examining the added value or transnational cooperation under LEADER, using project examples from Austria, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain. It provides recommendations for governance arrangements for future transnational LEADER projects in 2014-20. Funded by: LAG Oststeirisches Kernland, Austria

2014
- 2014

Evaluation of the transnational LEADER Project “Slow Travel”

Theproject comprised and evaluation of the transnational LEADER project “Slow Travel”, implemented by partner regions from Austria and Luxembourg. Funded by: LAG Oststeirisches Kernland, Austria

2014
- 2014

Evaluation of the transnational LEADER Project “Cultlands”

The project comprised an evaluation of the transnational LEADER project “Slow Travel”, implemented by partner regions from Austria, Poland and Spain. Funded by: LAG Oststeirisches Kernland, Austria

2011
- 2013

Open Innovation in Scottish SMEs

The project involved an exploratory analysis of the nature of innovation among SMEs in Scotland, and particularly the extent to which they engage in open innovation. It examines how firms engage in open innovation within what has been described as a relatively weak innovation system, and whether there are differences in the forms of open…

2012
- 2012

OECD review of higher education in regional and city development: The Basque Country

The project involved research contributing to the OECD’s review of higher education focusing on the Basque Country. Funded by: OECD

2012
- 2012

Regional strategies for industrial areas

The project involved research on regional development and regional development strategies in old-industrial regions of the EU. Funded by: European Parliament

2010
- 2010

Elaboration of the National Review of the NORA Region

The project involved research contributions to the OECD territorial review of the NORA region, involving the development of report sections on territorial cooperation in the region and chapters on fisheries and the environment. Funded by: OECD

2009
- 2010

Innovation in peripheral areas

Theproject examined the types of innovation that occur in peripheral, sparsely populated areas. It used a broad definition of innovation, ranging from the commercialisation of research and development, to the introduction of new services, business models and ways of working. It focused on sectors where innovation is rooted in the natural resources or sparse population…

2008
- 2009

Centre for Russian Central and East European Studies

The project involved research on regional development in Central and Eastern Europe. Funded by: University of Glasgow / ESRC