For many, Cohesion policy comes down to direct results visible just around the corner, in close proximity, namely new roads, refurbished buildings and professional trainings teaching new skills. However, my colleagues and I have decided to take a step back and embrace the policy with a […]
In a context of reduced trust in the democratic institutions due to the financial, economic and migration crises and in view of the 7th Cohesion Forum, taking place in Brussels on 26 and 27 June 2017, Professor John Bachtler, director of the COHESIFY project, and fellow […]
Within EU institutions, there is an increasing perception of the need to revisit the European approach to growth and revive the European social model, introducing a stronger dimension of social equity in public policies and increased protection of social rights for EU citizens and residents. […]
The relationship between Communitarian policies and citizens’ identification in the EU values has been treated in the literature by several studies. They focused, for instance, on the impact of the introduction of the common currency or the Erasmus program, claiming that it is through actions of […]
The EU officials, well aware that trust in the European project is fading, have been struggling to catch the attention of national audiences. As many initiatives and policies that influence the everyday lives of Europeans go unnoticed, more and more efforts are made to ensure that […]
Relief! France is not the new falling domino in a wave of populism that Europe was afraid of seeing. It elected a 39-year-old president, a republican monarch embodying hope, a revival in the face of the breakdown of traditional parties and the rise of extremes.
EU Cohesion Policy, supporting a variety of projects that support regional economic development and contribute to betterment of quality of life, can be considered as a tool that is contributing to the development of a ‘sense of community’ among the EU citizens and shaping the perceptions […]
The COHESIFY partner Central European University together with the Regional Studies Association (RSA) is organising a workshop on “Cross-border regions & inter-regional policy transfer in the past, present & future” which will take place in Budapest on 29 and 30 June 2017.