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Research for REGI Committee - Tools to support the territorial and urban dimension in cohesion policy: Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and Community-Led Local Development (CLLD)

30-10-2015

For the 2014-2020 programming period the regulations encourage the usage of integrated and place-based oriented approaches to foster economic, social and territorial cohesion , at the same time putting a greater weight on urban development actions in order to attain the Europe 2020 Strategy goals. These territorial approaches can be implemented by using tools such as the Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD). The Partnership Agreements, between the ...

For the 2014-2020 programming period the regulations encourage the usage of integrated and place-based oriented approaches to foster economic, social and territorial cohesion , at the same time putting a greater weight on urban development actions in order to attain the Europe 2020 Strategy goals. These territorial approaches can be implemented by using tools such as the Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD). The Partnership Agreements, between the Member States and the European Commission, should indicate how ITI and CLLD will be used by Member States and the types of areas and challenges that these mechanisms will address.

Russia's constitutional structure: Federal in form, unitary in function

20-10-2015

Constitutionally, Russia is a federation, as was the Soviet Union before it – a natural choice for such a large and heterogeneous country. The 85 federated states which make up the country (referred to as 'subjects of the Russian Federation', 'federal subjects' or 'regions') enjoy wide-ranging powers. At federal level they are represented by the upper house of parliament (Council of the Federation), giving them direct influence over federal law-making, at least on paper. Russia's federal system faces ...

Constitutionally, Russia is a federation, as was the Soviet Union before it – a natural choice for such a large and heterogeneous country. The 85 federated states which make up the country (referred to as 'subjects of the Russian Federation', 'federal subjects' or 'regions') enjoy wide-ranging powers. At federal level they are represented by the upper house of parliament (Council of the Federation), giving them direct influence over federal law-making, at least on paper. Russia's federal system faces numerous challenges. Of these, the most serious is the threat of separatism, particularly in the Northern Caucasus. Not only do Chechnya and its neighbours face high (though diminishing) levels of violence; they also suffer from severe poverty. There are huge economic and social disparities between, on the one hand, impoverished regions such as these, and on the other, Siberia, with its oil and gas wealth. In some regions, economic problems are compounded by financing difficulties, with heavy dependence on federal subsidies and rising, though still relatively low, regional debt. Although the constitution enshrines regional autonomy, Vladimir Putin's rule has seen a growing concentration of power in his hands. Legislative reforms, together with the dominance of his United Russia Party in regional parliaments and executives, severely constrain their capacity to pursue independent policies. Like the Soviet Union before it, Russia thus functions as a unitary state, despite its constitutional status as a federation.

L'agricoltura delle isole Azzorre

15-10-2015

Il presente documento è stato redatto per la delegazione della commissione per l'agricoltura e lo sviluppo rurale del Parlamento europeo alle isole Azzorre (Portogallo) del novembre 2015. Esso è composto di: una parte introduttiva, che presenta i principali dati demografici e politici; una panoramica generale dell'economia regionale delle isole; un capitolo specifico dedicato all'agricoltura; sono infine commentati i programmi in corso di sviluppo rurale e di sostegno all'agricoltura della regione ...

Il presente documento è stato redatto per la delegazione della commissione per l'agricoltura e lo sviluppo rurale del Parlamento europeo alle isole Azzorre (Portogallo) del novembre 2015. Esso è composto di: una parte introduttiva, che presenta i principali dati demografici e politici; una panoramica generale dell'economia regionale delle isole; un capitolo specifico dedicato all'agricoltura; sono infine commentati i programmi in corso di sviluppo rurale e di sostegno all'agricoltura della regione ultraperiferica delle Azzorre.

Energy Union: the regional and local dimension

01-10-2015

The Energy Union strategy, launched in February 2015, integrates all EU energy policy ambitions and objectives to date and seeks to capitalise on the various funds and initiatives already in place. EU cohesion policy, aimed at ensuring balanced development across EU territory, will make a significant contribution to the fulfilment of the Energy Union’s overarching goal of decarbonisation. For the period 2014-20, €38 billion will be available under the European Fund for Regional Development and ...

The Energy Union strategy, launched in February 2015, integrates all EU energy policy ambitions and objectives to date and seeks to capitalise on the various funds and initiatives already in place. EU cohesion policy, aimed at ensuring balanced development across EU territory, will make a significant contribution to the fulfilment of the Energy Union’s overarching goal of decarbonisation. For the period 2014-20, €38 billion will be available under the European Fund for Regional Development and the Cohesion Fund to support investments in the low-carbon economy. To help regions make best use of this funding, different expertise-sharing platforms have been established, notably in the field of research and innovation. The local and regional levels are actively involved in on-the-ground delivery of EU energy policy ambitions. Useful lessons can be drawn from cooperation initiatives in place at this level, in view of a possible replication in other parts of Europe, contributing to further integration in the energy field. With almost 75% of the EU's population living in European cities, the Energy Union clearly has an urban dimension. Cooperation frameworks include the Covenant of Mayors and the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities.

The regions in the Digital Single Market – ICT and digital opportunities for regions and cities

01-10-2015

The digital economy is growing at seven times the rate of the rest of the economy. The European Commission estimates that completing a Digital Single Market could contribute €415 billion per year to Europe's economy, create 3.8 million jobs and transform public services. Local and regional authorities may well benefit from many of the opportunities which the digital era offers. The European Commission has presented different initiatives in order to boost the use of information and communications ...

The digital economy is growing at seven times the rate of the rest of the economy. The European Commission estimates that completing a Digital Single Market could contribute €415 billion per year to Europe's economy, create 3.8 million jobs and transform public services. Local and regional authorities may well benefit from many of the opportunities which the digital era offers. The European Commission has presented different initiatives in order to boost the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) in Europe. The Digital Agenda for Europe, which was announced in 2010 in the framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy, aimed to promote economic recovery and improve social inclusion through a more digitally proficient Europe. The Digital Single Market strategy, introduced in 2015, complements the Digital Agenda for Europe. Achieving a Digital Single Market will ensure that Europe maintains its position as a world leader in the digital economy, helping European companies to grow globally. Equally, enhanced use of digital technologies can improve citizens' access to information and culture, and can promote open government, equality and non-discrimination. Although many of the Digital Single Market priorities are dealt with primarily at national level, various initiatives can be explored at the local and regional level, and regions and cities can become active in planning and pursuing their own digital strategies.

Situazione economica, sociale e territoriale della Sicilia

15-06-2015

Questa analisi approfondita è stata redatta per una delegazione della commissione per lo sviluppo regionale in visita in Sicilia. L'analisi fornisce una panoramica sulla regione Sicilia, sul suo sistema politico, economico e amministrativo e sul programma operativo per il periodo 2014-2020.

Questa analisi approfondita è stata redatta per una delegazione della commissione per lo sviluppo regionale in visita in Sicilia. L'analisi fornisce una panoramica sulla regione Sicilia, sul suo sistema politico, economico e amministrativo e sul programma operativo per il periodo 2014-2020.

The Organization of Local and Regional Government in the European Community

01-01-1994

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Juan Valdes Menendez, Robert Schuman Scholar

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