Cohesion policy implementation, performance and communication: Scotland case study

Viktoriya Dozhdeva, Carlos Mendez, John Bachtler

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The objective of this case study is to investigate EU Cohesion policy performance and communication in Scotland and the impact on citizens’ attitudes to the EU. The case study also contextualises comparative COHESIFY research findings and provides more in - depth insights into the performance and communication of Cohesion policy. The case study focuses on two ERDF and two ESF Operational Programmes in 2007-13 (covering two programme areas of the Highlands and Islands, and the Lowlands and Uplands of Scotland) and Scotland - wide ERDF and ESF Operational Programmes in 2014-20. The selection criteria for the case study included Cohesion policy eligibility and financial intensity, programme type, governance system and European identity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages93
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018


  • EU cohesion policy
  • European identity
  • Communication


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