peripheral regions

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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
June 21, 2016

BREXIT, EU COHESION POLICY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK

In the heated debate on the economic impact of a possible UK withdrawal from the EU, relatively little attention has been given to the implications for the individual nations and regions of the UK. Yet, as a new paper by John Bachtler and Iain Begg reports,[1] […]