Cohesion Policy

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.
June 6, 2017

Cohesion Policy Regional Implementation Settings: A Definition and a Measurement

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 […]
May 31, 2017

The trail from Brussels down to citizens’ hearts is long and bumpy.

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 […]
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 […]