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PERCEIVE Work Package 4

Spatial determinants of policy performance and synergies

How different EU policies interact both each other and with structural characteristics of territories?

Rural vs Urban.

To what extent differences and synergies between urban and rural areas impact on Cohesion Policy?

What is the role of national cultures?

Objectives:

The WP’s objectives are threefold. First, it aims to identify possible complementarities and synergies between EU Cohesion Policy, rural and urban policies supported by EU funds in order to improve the EU citizens’ perceptions of European Policy performance. Second, it aims to explore the interplay between EU Urban Policy and the implementation of ‘smart cities’ and define an innovative index of city’s ‘smartness’. Third, it aims to develop an in-depth analysis of discrepancies between regional policies implemented in each case study area and the “real problems” perceived by regional actors/population to allow the better understanding of spatial discrepancies between the EU citizens’ perceptions of European Policy performance.

Milestones:

  • M10: Paper on smartness index, month 6;
  • M11: Policy reccomendations, month 14;
  • M12: Comparison between citizens and practitioners’ perception, month 15.

WP4 Deliverables

D 4.1 · WP4

February, 2017

Report on Urban policies for building smart cities

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D 4.2 · WP4

May, 2017

Report on the synergies between EU Cohesion Policy and rural development policies

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D 4.3 · WP4

October, 2017

Report on Smart Cities and Resilience

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D 4.4 · WP4

October, 2017

Report on the policy recommendations on how to integrate cohesion policy with urban and ...

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D 4.5 · WP4

December, 2017

Report on the comparative analysis of experts' and citizens' perceptions and views

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WP4 Updates

Deliverables 2.1, 3.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 5.3 are online!

by BAM! Strategie Culturali | 30/10/2017

Work package 2 delivered its report including the database development and implementation and how it supports all the project WPs, work package 3 a qualitative report with main findings from the interviews, work package 4 a report on smart cities and resilience and policy recommendations, and work package 5 a database of the topics and sentiments to be made available online for further research.

Deliverables 1.1, 4.2 and 3.1 are online!

by BAM! Strategie Culturali | 27/07/2017

Work package 1 delivered its report on the case-study regions, work package 4 its report on the synergies between EU Cohesion Policy and rural development policies and work package 3 a qualitative report on the impact and effectiveness of communication strategies from the semi structured interviews with cohesion policy practitioners. 

Deliverables 4.1 and 5.1 are online!

by BAM! Strategie Culturali | 07/03/2017

Work package 4 delivered its report on smart cities in the European Union and work package 5 its contribution on empirical relevance of a social constructivist and discursive approach to EU identity.

Last WP4 journal article

Cities and countryside: a different perception of Europe

04/09/2017 | University of Portsmouth | Research | WP4

Cities and countryside: a different perception of Europe

Voting preferences on Brexit showed a great divide between rural and urban areas. Should the European Union reconsider its approach and lean towards less spatially blind policies? This is still an open debate, yet it has to be clearly addressed in the future. Read on to find out more about our research findings from University of Portsmouth‘s team.