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May 17, 2017

Macron and Europe, what about Regional funds?

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.
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 […]
April 26, 2017

Call for papers on cross-border regions & inter-regional policy transfer

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.
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.
February 27, 2017

Call for papers EUGEO Conference 2017

The COHESIFY partners from the Delft University of Technology and the University of Strathclyde are organising a session on Cohesion policy and European identity at the upcoming conference of the Association of Geographical Societies in Europe (EUGEO) to be held in Brussels from 4 – 6 […]
February 23, 2017

New publication: Europe in search of Europeans – the road of identity and myth

The choices of the founders of the ‘new Europe’ were to build it “by enlightened elites away from and, if necessary, against the nations” but these self-same choices are now obstacles to its development.
January 19, 2017

COHESIFY partner organises communication event in Madrid

Every year the Directorate General of EU Funds at the Spanish Ministry of Finance invites all regional communication officers dealing with European Structural and Investment Funds to an Annual Meeting on Regional Policy and European Funds. On 24 and 25 November 2016, more than 200 people […]
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”.
December 14, 2016

COHESIFY partner meeting in Warsaw

The ten partners of the COHESIFY project gathered in Warsaw on 7 and 8 December 2016 to discuss the state of play of the project and to plan the research activities for 2017.