An Assessment of Multilevel Governance in Cohesion Policy 2007-2013: Volume 1, Study

A Radzyner, H Todtling-Schonhofer, A Frangenheim, Carlos Mendez, John Bachtler, David Charles, Kaisa Granqvist

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This study provides an in-depth analysis of Multi-Level Governance in Cohesion
Policy in the programming period of 2007-2013. It begins by examining the
evolution of the concept and previous practices of implementing Multi-Level
Governance in Cohesion Policy across the EU. It then provides a comparative
analysis of partnership-working in nine programme case studies during the
programming period and across the various stages of the policy cycle. The
study identifies the advantages and disadvantages of partnership-working and
formulates strategic and operational recommendations in the context of the
preparation of the 2014-2020 programming period.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
Number of pages90
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • economic and social cohesion
  • governance
  • regional aid
  • regional development
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • regional and local authorities
  • European Union
  • EU

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