EU Cohesion Policy in Non-Urban Areas

Kah, Stefan and Georgieva, Neli and Fonseca, Liliana (2020) EU Cohesion Policy in Non-Urban Areas. European Parliament, Brussels, Beliguim. (

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This study looks at the role of EU Cohesion Policy in non-urban (rural) areas. It analyses the challenges of these areas and discusses the extent and thematic orientation of rural Cohesion Policy funding. The study then presents the relationship between Cohesion Policy and CAP, before giving an overview of the role of Cohesion Policy for healthcare. It also reflects on the implications of Cohesion Policy proposals post-2020 for rural areas, before providing final conclusions and recommendations for a longterm policy vision.