Area designation and regional policy: lessons for policy transfer


Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom

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The project investigated policy transfer between the EU and the Member States in the field of regional policy, using the designation of assisted areas as a case study of the transfer process. The project focused on the 1999/2000 designation of regional aid areas within the framework of the March 1998 EC regional aid guidelines and the designation of Structural Fund areas under the 2000-06 Structural Funds Regulation