Cohesion Policy

March 3, 2017


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”.
November 22, 2016

100 EUR per person / year

The statistics from the previous article show that the majority of European citizens are uninterested and/or uninformed about the EU. With populist parties on the rise, it is dangerous that many do not know what the EU does. There is a quick fix to this problem […]
November 9, 2016

Party Positions and European Integration

Do sub-national parties care about European integration and EU Cohesion Policy issues in their election manifestos? Are there any differences between sub-national parties’ stances towards European integration and Cohesion Policy across regions and countries?
November 2, 2016

The urban dimension of EU Cohesion Policy

While the EU has no formal competence on urban policy, cities are an increasingly important and explicit target of its policies, not least the EU Cohesion Policy. More than two thirds of EU citizens live in urban areas and that share is set to grow further. […]
October 7, 2016


“One problem the policy faces is related to how we communicate about it”. The words of Commissioner Creţu at the Slovak EU Presidency Conference in Bratislava summed up the paradox facing Cohesion policy: there is more evidence than ever before on the added value of the […]
July 29, 2016


RESULTS OF THE LAUNCH EVENT The COHESIFY Project was officially launched in Brussels on 17 June 2016. The event brought together Project partners, advisory board members and experts from European institutions or Member States who deal with Cohesion Policy communication. They shared their good practices and […]