WORKSHOP FOCUS In just 24 years (1989-2013), the EU Cohesion Policy has shifted its main strategic intervention goals several times. In short, while in earlier times a stronger focus was put on (i) improving human capital; (ii) supporting companies; and (iii) building and modernizing physical infrastructures, the present development paradigm, expressed in the Europe 2020 […]
Here at the RSA we are working in partnership with the EU Commission and Latvian Presidency to deliver a conference on the new Cohesion Policy for the 2014-2020 period. The conference will be shaped as an academic and policy debate. As part of this process we are launching a call for papers that will be […]
On Monday 24 March 2014 the Regional Studies Association’s Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy, organised a highly successful workshop on the new cycle of EU cohesion policy 2014-2020 hosted jointly by the Institute for European Studies and Cosmopolis at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The programme put a strong emphasis on urban issues, with both […]
Europe 2020 2014-2020 European Structural & Investment Funds Changes of the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 3 (new) types of regions Focus through thematic objectives strengthening research, technological development and innovation; enhancing access to, and use and quality of, ICT; enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, of the agricultural sector (for the EAFRD) and of the fishery and […]
2014 announces itself to be a busy and exciting year for us, here at the RSA. Aside from all the exciting projects our members are working on, there is a whole set of events that have been announced and already confirmed for this year. If you want to register and/or submit an abstract, here you […]
An interesting article in the Autumn 2012 edition of ‘panorama’ captured our attention here at the RSA blog. Jacques Delors, president of the European Commission from 1985-1995, reflects upon cohesion policy during this time – and more recently – and makes some interesting comments in relation to the current financial predicament much of Europe finds itself in. […]
There are wide social and economic gaps between the EU’s 271 regions (NUTS 2). A previous RSA blog post confirms this! Cohesion policy attempts to reduce the gaps between these regions. It’s linked explicitly to the Europe 2020 strategy of achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.