As the new programming period has started, the AER is willing to look into the role that regional authorities actually play in European politics and in Europe in general in 2014. The study will focus on several questions, such as: To what extent is the subsidiarity principle implemented in European countries? Have Regions seen their competences and influence developed in the last years? How does multilevel governance look like in the various European states? If we consider the case of EU regional policy, to what extent has the partnership principle been respected for the setting up and implementation of this key policy for European regions? The study will be published in 2015 at the occasion of AER’s 30th Anniversary.
What will be the role played by our team of experts?
The experts contacted by the AER – and who kindly agreed to become part of our project – will play a major role in our study. Indeed, the support provided by our team through the writing of country reports will enable the AER to have a solid basis in order to compare the legal framework and its implementation in Europe.
The experts will also be a great support regarding the political recommendations to be made.
Report on the state of regionalisation (2015)
The present resport is a “digest” that entails a summarised version of the 25 country reports available so far. The objective is to provide interested readers with a short overview of the main features of regionalism in various European countries.
|Report on the state of regionalisation in Europe (2015)|