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A comparative analysis of EU funding and policy support structures : Report to Scotland Europa (Scottish Enterprise)

Bachtler, John and Vironen, Heidi and Michie, Rona (2007) A comparative analysis of EU funding and policy support structures : Report to Scotland Europa (Scottish Enterprise). [Report]

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Abstract

The study involved a comparative assessment of support structures for attracting EU funding in Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Emilia Romagna (Italy), and Nordrhein Westfalen (Germany). Against a backdrop of declining receipts for Scotland from EU Structural Funds, the question is whether Scotland could better exploit some of the other sources of EU funding, notably: the EU Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP); the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP); the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP); Trans-European Networks (TEN-T and TEN-E); and the Community Initiative, formerly known as Interreg, which in 2007-13 is part of the new Territorial Cooperation Objective.