Etudes et Focus

EPRC

The Objective of Economic and Social Cohesion in the Economic Policies of Member States
This study identifies which are the most relevant policies of Member States for the objective of economic, social and territorial cohesion enshrined in the Treaty of the European Union. It describes how such policies are designed and implemented with a view to determining how and to what extent they contribute to the achievement of these objectives. The study contains a main part which presents the main results for the whole EU and then a second part with a single country report per Member State.

Final Report : Part 1 pdf - Part 2 pdf

 


 

signature of a memorandum of understanding on regional policy

Report on joint study on regional policies in China and EU

A study which compares aspects of regional policy in China with cohesion policy in the European Union – financed by the Commission under its EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility - has been carried out in 2008-2010. The study examines the regional policies of the European Union and China to assess their potential to speed the economic growth of regions which are lagging behind. The study is on practical aspects of policy-making and regional development. It concentrates, in particular on: the definition and economic classification of regions; the governance and co-ordination of regional policy; and the role of regional policy in improving competitiveness, sustainable development and urban and rural development. As illustrations, the study report describes examples of best practice in these subject areas in China and the EU.



 

Regional impact of technological changes

Regional governance in the context of globalisation: reviewing governance mechanisms and administrative costs

This is the first study to provide a systematic evidence-based survey of the administrative workload and costs for Member State public authorities of the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund during the 2007-2013 period.

The study concluded that:

Final report pdf - Annex 1 pdf - Annex 2 pdf



 

Regional impact of technological changes

Etude sur l’évolution des diagnostics et des stratégies régionales d’innovation dans les régions françaises dans le cadre des PO FEDER 2007-2013

L'objectif de cette étude était d'analyser l'évolution des diagnostics et des Stratégies Régionales d'Innovation (SRI), et plus particulièrement à rendre compte: de l'organisation et du déroulement du processus d'élaboration ou d'adaptation de la SRI mis en place en région, ainsi que des modes de gouvernance retenus; des principales évolutions ou inflexions par rapport à la situation de départ en 2007 et de la manière dont le processus et ses caractéristiques ont pu y contribuer; et des principaux enseignements tirés de cet exercice SRI, notamment dans la perspective de la révision à mi-parcours des programmes opérationnels du FEDER.

Avant-propos pdf en fr - Résumé pdf en fr - Synthèse pdf en fr - Fiches régionalespdf fr



 

Regional impact of technological changes

The regional impact of technological change in 2020

This study highlights the great diversity in development pathways and trajectories of innovation across European regions. A regional knowledge-based economy has multidimensional aspects. It includes a variety of knowledge activities and multiple interactions among a range of actors including universities, research institutes, enterprises, knowledge workers and institutions. The spatial patterns and trends for the different aspects of the knowledge-based economy vary significantly across Europe. Most aspects show convergence and generate catching-up processes, while some show divergence between European regions.

Synthesis Report pdf en



 

Investing in our regions

Défis régionaux à l’horizon 2020 - Disparités régionales et défis à venir (Regional Challenges in the Perspective of 2020 - Regional disparities and future challenges) - December 2009

L’étude contribue à définir deux scénarios globaux de disparités régionales à l’horizon 2020, ainsi qu’à intégrer les problèmes de voisinage aux discussions relatives aux défis. Cinq ateliers thématiques ont été réalisés avec le concours de la Banque mondiale et de la Fondation Bertelsmann. Un rapport de synthèse résume les documents d’information émanant des différents ateliers. Cette étude élargit et approfondit l’analyse réalisée dans le cadre de «Régions 2020». Elle s’intéresse aux impacts de cinq principaux défis que les régions devront relever à l’avenir:

Synthèse pdf en - Mondialisation pdf en - Evolution démographique pdf en - Changement climatique pdf en - Energie durable et compétitive PDF en - Risques sociaux PDF en



 

Regional Focus

The Regional Focus is a series of relatively short papers on a specific theme prepared by the Directorate General for Regional Policy.

n° 03/2010 : The Regional Lisbon Index pdf en

n° 02/2010 : Regional Innovation Governance pdf en

n° 01/2010 : Does population decline lead to economic decline in EU rural regions? pdf en

n° 02/2009 : Public investment in Spain pdf en es

n° 01/2009 : Metropolitan regions in the EU pdf en

n° 02/2008 : Labour mobility between the regions of the EU-27 and a comparison with the USA pdf en

n° 01/2008 : Remote Rural Regions - How proximity to a city influences the performance of rural regions pdf en - Urban/Rural classification of NUTS3 regions pdf en

Working papers

A series of short papers on regional research and indicators produced by the Directorate-General for Regional Policy

n°03/2010 : Patterns and trends of public investment in the new Member States of the European Union pdf en

n°02/2010 : Modelling the Policy Instruments of the EU Cohesion Policy pdf en

n° 01/2010 : The economy of the Italian regions: recent developments and responses to the economic crisis pdf en it

n° 03/2009 : The Future of Cohesion Policy in Richer Regions pdf en

n° 02/2009 : Territories with specific geographical features pdf en

n° 01/2009 : A Cross-Country Impact Assessment of EU Cohesion Policy - Applying the Cohesion System of HERMIN Models pdf en

n° 01/2008 : Convergence of EU regions - Measures and evolution pdf en

Studies

 

Preparatory studies for the fifth cohesion report (2010)

The studies listed above were commissioned by the European Commission as part of the preparatory work for the fifth report on economic and social cohesion. The contents of these studies are the responsibility of their authors and do not bind the Commission.

  • The Objective of Economic and Social Cohesion in the Economic Policies of Member States

    Final Report : Part 1 pdf - Part 2 pdf

  • The Quality of Government in EU Member States and Sub-national variation - Part 1 pdfen - Part 2 pdfen
    - Measuring the Quality of Government in the EU National and Subnational Variation ppten
  • EU Regional Competitiveness Index pdfen
    Executive Summary pdfen - Map pdfen - Data xlsen - RCI Data xlsen - RCI 2010: Some in-depth analysis pdfen
  • Social Mobility and Intraregional Income Distribution across EU Member States pdf

    • Executive Summary pdf
  • Impact of Additionality on the Real Economy of the EU Member States pdf

  • Distribution of competences in relation to regional development pdf
  • Pilot study on the estimation of regional capital stocks pdf
  • EU regions benefitting from globalisation and increased trade pdf
    • Annex Case Studies pdf
    • Annex Methodology pdf
  • EU regions vulnerable to globalisation and increased trade : "The impact of globalisation and increased trade liberalisation on European regions" pdf
    • Presentation pdf
    • Annex 1 pdf
    • Annex 2 pdf

 

Preparatory studies for the fourth cohesion report (2007)

The studies listed above were commissioned by the European Commission as part of the preparatory work for the fourth report on economic and social cohesion. The contents of these studies are the responsibility of their authors and do not bind the Commission.

 

Preparatory studies for the third cohesion report (2004)

The studies listed above were commissioned by the European Commission as part of the preparatory work for the third report on economic and social cohesion. The contents of these studies are the responsibility of their authors and do not bind the Commission.

  • A Study of the Macro-economic impact of the reform of EU Cohesion Policy pdf (700KB)
  • Needs of Objective 1 regions in the accession countries and in existing EU15 member States in areas eligible for Structural Funds
    Study pdf (1MB) - Annex pdf (3MB)
  • Analysis of the impact of Community Policies on Regional Cohesion
    Study pdf (4MB) - Executive Summary pdf (500KB)
    Annex 1 pdf(4MB) - Annex 2 pdf(6MB) - Annex 3 pdf(6MB)
  • A Study on the Factors of Regional Competitiveness pdf (1.5MB)
  • A Study on the Efficiency of the Implementation Methods for Structural Funds pdf (700 KB) - Executive Summary pdf (150 KB)
  • The Impact of Member State Policies on Cohesion pdf (1 MB)

Preparatory studies for the second cohesion report (January 2001)

The studies listed above were commissioned by the European Commission as part of the preparatory work for the second report on economic and social cohesion. The contents of these studies are the responsibility of their authors and do not bind the Commission.