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Place-based policy and regional development in Europe

Bachtler, John (2010) Place-based policy and regional development in Europe. Horizons, 10 (44). pp. 54-58.

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Abstract

The past two decades have seen a shift in the paradigm of regional policy in Europe. This article reviews the trends in regional policy design and delivery at national and European Union scales, and considers the degree to which the principles of place-based policy operate in practice, highlighting the issues and challenges that have arisen.