Environment and climate change - Publications
Sustainable growth is one of the three main pillars of the new 'Europe 2020' strategy. The brochure sets out the how EU's regions and cities can exploit the opportunities offered by Cohesion Policy to boost local and regional sustainable growth. A number of good practice examples provide practical support and underline the potential of the low-carbon and resource efficient economy to provide jobs, growth and preserve the environment and resources
Regional Policy contributing to smart growth in Europe 2020 - COM(2010) 553 - 06/10/2010
EU regional funds can help unlock the growth potential of the Union as a whole, by targeting investment in innovation in all regions. This is the central message of a Commission Communication 'Regional Policy contributing to smart growth in Europe 2020' adopted on 6 October 2010. The Communication encourages national and regional authorities to design 'smart specialisation strategies' to help regions identify their best assets. Concentrating resources on a limited number of priorities will ensure a more effective use of public funds and help to leverage higher levels of private investment.
A selection of Research and Inovation projects co-funded by regional policy, demonstrating how they have had an impact on the lives of people across the European Union.
This publication is extracted from a collection of 150 projects grouped around ten themes.