EU official: Interreg is an ‘engine’ of regional cooperation but needs simplification

By |november 4th, 2019|EU cohesion policy, Interreg, Interreg MED, Interregional cooperation, News|

Interreg, a flagship EU cohesion policy programme, is an important engine of cooperation and trust among countries, but to address ongoing challenges such as migration or Brexit, it needs to be simplified and better coordinated and have less red tape, ...

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Looking back to move forward: Building trans-generational peace in Northern Ireland

By |februar 28th, 2019|Brexit, EAcohesion, EU cohesion policy, feminism, News, Northern Ireland, peace, PEACE programme, young|

Shay McArdle is 21 years old. He lives in Dundalk, Ireland, and has no idea what a hard border looks like or how it was like to live through the 'Troubles'. But he is committed to preserving the state of peace that he was born into.

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EU Commission wants to support health systems better through structural funds

By |februar 22nd, 2019|Corina Crețu, doctors, EU cohesion policy, EU health, EU structural funds, health systems, hospitals, medicine, News|

Many regions of Europe for poor medical care because there is a lack of doctors, money or infrastrcture. The Commission is now considering how the structural funds can help in a targeted way. EURACTIV France reports.

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German environmental organisations ‘very disappointed’ with new ERDF Regulation

By |februar 19th, 2019|climate protection, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), fossil fuels, News|

The European regional development fund currently amounts to €200 billion. German environmental organisations have criticised the fact that its new version sets the wrong priorities. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Study: Cohesion’s impact on local audiences still remains limited

By |januar 16th, 2019|cohesion funds, EAcohesion, EU cohesion policy, News, regional development|

Social outcomes in Cohesion policy remain relatively obscure for the general public compared to economic developments, a recent project study has found. In addition to that, the process of reaching local audiences remains a challenge for policymakers and organisations across the European regions.

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Tsipras says CAP and regional policy cuts a ‘gift’ to anti-Europeans

By |december 14th, 2018|cohesion policy, common agricultural policy, EA Cohesion, EU cohesion policy, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Athens will oppose proposed cuts in the post-2020 agricultural and regional policy as this will be a “gift” to anti-EU populist forces, Greek premier Alexis Tsipras said on 13 December at the EU Council.    

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Of funds and values: Conditionality in EU cohesion policy

By |december 13th, 2018|EU cohesion policy, EU funding, EU values, Hungary, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

As the EU's multi-annual budget is being negotiated, the amounts and efficiency of spending matter but also priorities and European values when disbursing programmes. Smarter conditionality is needed, triggering less political backlash, and, where needed, direct payment to beneficiaries, argue Benedek Jávor and Laszlo Andor.

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Study: EU regional policy influences how people vote

By |december 12th, 2018|cohesion policy, EA Cohesion, elections, Emmanuel Macron, ESF, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), News|

Voters who are aware of EU support in their region vote in larger number for pro-Europe politicians. However, EU structural funds remain largely unknown - and often inefficient. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Urban and rural disparities still a thorn in Europe’s regional development

By |november 28th, 2018|cohesion policy, EAcohesion, ESPON, EU cohesion policy, Ilona Raugze, News|

Continuous depopulation of the EU's rural regions and interregional disparities remain a serious threat for the economic and demographic base of the EU regions in the future, stakeholders highlighted during a conference on territorial divergencies in t...

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EU must look after regions, even if future funding is cut

By |november 8th, 2018|Bulgaria, cohesion policy, Danube Strategy, EU cohesion policy, News, Regional Policy, Romania|

European border regions matter and the EU must continue looking after them despite planned cuts for Cohesion policy funding, particularly as some of them remain under-developed, participants at a recent EURACTIV event said, highlighting the example of ...

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