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May 15, 2017

How do citizens across the different regions identify with the EU?

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 […]
March 21, 2017

Are strategies for communicating Structural Funds effective?

Yes and No is the answer from research by the European Policies Research Centre for IQ-Net. A recent meeting of IQ-Net programme managers and communication experts, and a new IQ-Net paper, identified the successes and drawbacks of communication strategies and the important priorities for the remaining […]
March 3, 2017

BREXIT AND INTERREG: Would THE UK be Missed?

European Territorial Cooperation is a part of EU Cohesion policy which almost universally is regarded as having EU added value.
December 20, 2016

Differentiation in the management of Cohesion policy: an idea whose time has come?

On 16 November 2016, the General Affairs Council concluded that the renewal of Cohesion policy needs to consider “the introduction of differentiation into the implementation of the ESI Funds programmes based on objective criteria and positive incentives for programmes”.