European Cohesion and Funding Policies.
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
By: Erwin SeyfriedCohesion is one of the key ideas of European integration. Having their origin and legitimacy in the concept of community solidarity, cohesion policies are intended to compensate for structural deficits, to balance and cushion the effects of economic competition. This book will provide you with information about the basic premises, the technical profile and the concrete goals of cohesion policy. It will also illustrate its intentions and effects using the example of specific policy areas. â¢ You will learn about the Lisbon Strategy and its latest revision, which may be considered as the EU's current action programme, regarding the implementation of cohesion policy. â¢ You will understand the connection between the cohesion policies and European funding programmes, with the focus on the European Structural Funds as the most powerful financial instrument. â¢ You will be familiarized with an extended understanding of cohesion, encompassing the immediate geopolitical environment of the EU, directed towards reducing the economic and political disparities between the European Union and its neighboring countries. â¢ You will understand how complex, contradictory and conflict-laden the European cohesion and funding policies are and what challenges present themselves in the attempt to keep a multiplicity of aims and interests in balance. â¢ And finally, you will learn that the quality of service in public administrations is one of the key factors for working successfully with European funding means and that well-qualified administrations can decisively influence the effectiveness and efficiency of its use.
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