The Synergy between EU Cohesion Policy and European Investment Bank Activities

05-07-2006

This groundbreaking study seeks to identify areas where further synergies could be developed between the EIB and Commission services, particularly the Directorate General for Regional Development, REGIO. Although these institutions pursue common objectives established by the European decision-making bodies, there are clear limits to synergies, as their rationale and approaches tend to differ significantly in terms of the main characteristics of their respective instruments, implementation times, types of beneficiaries, schemes of deployment, project development and selection mechanisms. The study thus makes a series of recommendations designed to provide fresh input to future deliberations of the European Parliament.

This groundbreaking study seeks to identify areas where further synergies could be developed between the EIB and Commission services, particularly the Directorate General for Regional Development, REGIO. Although these institutions pursue common objectives established by the European decision-making bodies, there are clear limits to synergies, as their rationale and approaches tend to differ significantly in terms of the main characteristics of their respective instruments, implementation times, types of beneficiaries, schemes of deployment, project development and selection mechanisms. The study thus makes a series of recommendations designed to provide fresh input to future deliberations of the European Parliament.

Auteur externe

Schuman Associates (Belgium) and ÖIR-Managementdienste GmbH (Austria).