Combining territory and competitiveness in EU Regional Policy? Analysing ERDF investment profiles in regions with specific geographical features



Giordano, B ORCID: 0000-0002-3791-1225 and Dubois, Alexandre
(2018) Combining territory and competitiveness in EU Regional Policy? Analysing ERDF investment profiles in regions with specific geographical features. Regional Studies, 53 (8). 1221 - 1230.

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Abstract

The policy priorities of European Union Regional Policy, particularly the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), shifted significantly between the 2000–06 and 2007–13 programming periods. The former period was based on a redistributive mechanism favouring the least favoured regions; the latter period was based mainly on growth-oriented objectives for all regions across the European Union. Focusing upon islands, mountains and sparsely populated regions, this paper explores the extent to which the shift in policy focus towards promoting ‘growth’ influenced the way in which the ERDF was used (or not) in these regions. The findings raise a number of policy insights related to addressing the inherent ‘territorial tensions’ in European Union Regional Policy.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 08:20
Last Modified: 14 May 2021 19:10
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1495323
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3023271