This paper reviews the many factors that drive consideration of EU regional policy reform at EU, national and regional level, with particular reference to the implications of this for Irish regional policy. It is argued that the EU agenda for reform will be driven by budgetary considerations, the renewed emphasis on EU-wide objectives relating to the Lisbon and Gothenberg Agendas, the debate on the rationale for regional programming in non-objective 1 (convergence) regions and addressing future challenges such as globalisation, climate change, the energy challenge and demographic shifts.
- The Assembly
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- Regional Investment Programmes
- Regional Planning Guidelines
- Driving Regional Development Locally
- Funding Opportunities
- Our Region