Prospects for Cohesion Policy in 2014-20 and Beyond: Progress with Programming and Reflections on the Future

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Abstract

2014 marks the start of a new seven-year programming period for EU Cohesion policy. The new rules on the European Structural and Investment Funds for 2014-20 were agreed in December 2013, providing for greater strategic realignment of Cohesion policy with the Europe 2020 strategy, a more integrated approach to programming and a stronger performance orientation. This paper provides a review and assessment of the programming of the 2014-20 Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes across the EU and reflects on the implications for the future of Cohesion policy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)1871130948
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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Keywords

  • Europe
  • cohesion policy
  • competition policy
  • regional aid

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