Implementation of Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 : Preparations and Administrative Capacity of Member States

Todtling-Schonhofer, Herta and Hamza, Christine and Radzyner, Alice and Bachtler, John and Kah, Stefan and Mendez, Carlos (2014) Implementation of Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 : Preparations and Administrative Capacity of Member States. [Report]

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to assess the administrative capacity of Member States for implementing Cohesion policy in 2014-2020, and the preparations undertaken at administrative level for a successful start of the programming period. Fourteen case studies support the finding that simplification measures are being prepared at EU and Member State levels based on the lessons learned from previous periods, but that the efficient and effective Funds management in 2014-2020 will still be coupled with administrative challenges for national and regional authorities.