Anna Frankowska

February 13, 2018

Voices from the EU Regions

What do people think about Cohesion policy throughout different regions? This is the question COHESIFY researchers asked to dozens of individuals during focus groups held in 12 countries. The objective of COHESIFY is to assess the impact of Cohesion Policy on EU identification, and the focus […]
December 18, 2017

Advisory Board and Steering Committee Meetings, 30 November 2017

On 30 November COHESIFY partners met with representatives of the Advisory Board, namely professor Thomas Risse (Free University Berlin), Wolfgang Petzold (Committee of the Regions), Dirk Ahner (EC Adviser) and Agnès Monfret (DG REGIO, Head of Communication) in order to present preliminary research results. The meeting, chaired […]
December 11, 2017

The effect of EU Cohesion Policy on parties’ support for European integration

How does EU funding to European regions affect sub-national parties’ support for European integration?
October 25, 2017

What’s the future of cohesion policy post 2020? The view of young scholars

This was one of the questions that PhD students and early career researchers participating in the Fifth Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy discussed on Wednesday, October 11th
October 12, 2017

What can we learn from the initiative ‘Interreg Volunteer Youth’ to make EU communication better?

‘Reconnecting with citizens’ has been on the European agenda for the last few years, and it became serious with the UK referendum, which resulted in Brexit.
September 4, 2017

Cohesion policy in numbers – an exploratory journey through the data bases

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 […]
June 26, 2017

Rethinking post-2020 Cohesion Policy: structural transformation and inclusive growth

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 […]
June 22, 2017

The European Pillar of Social Rights: White or Toothless Tiger?

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.   […]
June 13, 2017

The 2008 Economic Crisis and Entrepreneurship in Europe

One of the key elements of the Europe 2020 Growth and Jobs Strategy is to promote employment through entrepreneurship and self-employment.
June 7, 2017

INFORM-INIO network meeting: Making the results of Cohesion policy more visible to citizens

COHESIFY was represented at the INFORM and INIO network of EU Cohesion policy communicators held on 30 May – 1 June in Burgenland, Austria.