Regional policy
Regional policy Archive
Call for shake-up of EU’s huge regional development fund
The multi-billion euro programme for modernising the EU’s poorest regions is a pile of rules, forms, and duplication. “We became more...
Impact of EU regional funds on climate change fight hazy, study finds
Despite Brussels’ new emphasis on smart specialisation, there is an ongoing difficulty in capturing the value of EU cohesion policy
How competitive is your region? Find out in the 2016 Regional Competitiveness Index
The third edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index compares 263 EU regions, providing useful insights for boosting economic and innovation performance....
Distance no object: creating an edgy research agenda will get you noticed
At two hours from Lisbon by plane, Madeira is looked upon as something of an innovation backwater. We’re gathering a team...
Smart specialisation strategy is far more complex than originally described, say innovators
Regional innovation specialists, gathered for the first stocktake since the EU’s new policy got off the ground, criticised bureaucracy and unfavourable...
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