New Publication: The Evolving Role of EU Regional Policy - Implications for Australia?

New Publication: The Evolving Role of EU Regional Policy - Implications for Australia?

Professor Bruce Wilson from the EU Centre of Excellence at RMIT examines the evolving role of EU Regional Policy, including Smart Specialisation, in a new article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies.

Regional Policy, or Cohesion funds, constitute approximately one third of the total European Commission budget and are, therefore, not only an important resource for integration, but also for addressing the wider priorities around the European Green Deal, and indeed, the planet. This is evident in the proposed Multiannual Financial Framework agreed by the European Council for 2021-27, in which Cohesion funding is seen to be a crucial resource for economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This article reviews the current priority of Smart Specialisation and considers its growing international significance. Whilst not necessarily imagined in 2010, when the EU established its European External Action Service (EEAS), a focus on regions and their innovation systems has enabled the EU to strengthen its global influence significantly.

Wilson, B (2020) The evolving role of EU Regional Policy: Implications for Australia?, Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 12(2) 45-58

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27 November 2020

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27 November 2020

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