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The Evolution of EU Regional Policy and its Funding

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Regional policy in the European Union becomes more and more important every year, especially in the last few years. As the experiences of the European Union show, structural programs or other forms of support are most effective when realized in the regions, for the regions and through the regions.

The role and position of the regions in the EU strengthens every year. In the following years, regions will work and participate in the EU budget even more intensively. Therefore, there will be more and more programs and grants to be realized in the regions and through the regions.

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Measurability of Social Development. Reflections on the Applicability of Social Progress Indices with Reference to Brexit

COMMISSION DG REGIONAL AND URBAN POLICY. 2016a. European Social Progress Index. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/information/maps/social_progress. 2016b.The EU Regional Social Progress Index: Methodological Note. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/information/maps/methodological_note_eu_spi.pdf. GÁSPÁR, Tamás. 2013. A társadalmi-gazdasági fejlettség mérési rendszerei, Statisztikai Szemle 91(1): 77-92. GREEN, M. 2015. How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030. TEDGlobal, London, Filmed in: September 2015. http

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China's Regional Policy and the Influence of the EU Assistance

://en.ndrc.gov.cn/ http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/presenta/pres_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/comm/external_relations/china/intro/index.htm http://www.delchn.ec.europa.eu/euch_coop_gene1.htm http://www.nfmp.cn/English/Index.asp

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The Concept for the Development of a Functional Area Illustrated by the Case of the Functional Area of the Oder Communes

the European Communities,. (2006). The Growth and Jobs Strategy and the Reform of European cohesion policy. Fourth progress report on cohesion, COM(2006) 281 final. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/reports/pdf/interim4/4inter_en.pdf Florida, R. (2000). The Learning Region. In Z. J. Acs (Ed.), Regional Innovation. New York, USA: Knowledge and Global Change. Gawroński, H. (2014). Zintegrowane zarządzanie jednostkami terytorialnymi w perspektywie finansowej 2014-2020 [Integrated management of

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Integrated Territorial Investments in the Formula of Cohesion Policy 2014 - 2020

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Subject and purpose of work: EU regional policy aims to increase the economic and social cohesion of the Member States. For the programming period of 2014 - 2020 a new tool has been planned, which will contribute to the effective implementation of the cohesion policy - Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI). The aim of this article is to determine whether the direction of measures arising from the assumptions of the cohesion policy 2014 - 2020, implemented in the ITI strategy, addresses actual problems in the area covered by the ITI strategy (on the example of Kalisz-Ostrów Agglomeration - KOA). Materials and methods: The study was based on the analysis and synthesis of EU and Polish regulatory provisions on the cohesion policy 2014 - 2020, data on financial allocation for the implementation of the ITI and literature on the subject of EU regional policy. Results: The direction of measures arising from the assumptions of the cohesion policy 2014 - 2020 in the ITI strategy addresses real problems in the development of the area covered by the KOA strategy. EU funds have been planned for: promoting entrepreneurship; promoting low-carbon strategies; the development of an educated society and investments in modern infrastructure. Conclusions: Solving the problems of the areas covered by the ITI strategy will depend on the realization of the development goals. Therefore, the synergy of conditions associated with the transformation of the postulated stage into the executive stage of the cohesion policy under ITI is necessary. This synergy is associated with both the quality of human capital and the amount of financial resources as well as the competences of those involved in the implementation of the ITI concept.

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The Role of Cohesion Policy in the Development of Romania

on economic, social and territorial cohesion My Region, My Europe, Our Future, Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/reports/cohesion7/7cr.pdf European Commission, 2014, Introduction to EU cohesion policy 2014-2020. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/informat/basic/basic_2014_ro.pdf Consolidated Version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:12012E/TXT&from=EN https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy

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R&D expenditure and thematic orientation of European investment in selected new EU member states / Výdaje na výzkum a vývoj a tematické zaměření evropských investic ve vybraných nových členských státech EU

References [1] Český statistický úřad: GERD - Mezinárodní srovnání (2013) - databáze poskytnutá ČSÚ. [2] European Commission: Cohesion Policy 2007-2013: Research and Innovation (2014). http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/activity/statistics/2007_rd.pdf [3] European Commission: Regional Policy - Inforegio (2014). http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/country/prordn/index_en.cfm [4] Eurostat - Science and technology database (2014). http

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Future Perspectives of the Implementation of EU Urban Agenda

References 2nd European CITIES Forum. An Urban Agenda for Europe, Brussels, 2 June 2015, http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/conferences/cities-2015/ (access on: 21.12.2016). European Union. Regional Policy, Cities of tomorrow. Challenges, visions, ways forward. October 2011, http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/studies/pdf/citiesoftomorrow/citiesoftomorrow_final.pdf (access on: 21.12.2016). Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Summit (Riga, 21–22 May 2015), http

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The Role of Knowledge Absorption and Innovation Capability in the Technological Change and Economic Growth of EU Regions

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The framework of the endogenous growth models and empirical evidence argue that two dimensions determine a region's ability to narrow its technological gap and improve its productivity growth. The first is its absorptive capacity, e.g. its ability to imitate foreign advanced technologies. The second is its innovative capability, namely the extent to which it is able to produce new, advanced knowledge. Thus, the narrowing knowledge absorption and innovation gaps between regions improve a region's productivity level and move it up the value chain towards specialization in knowledge-intensive and high value-added activities. The following paper attempts to contribute to the existing empirical findings and theoretical discussion on the inter-linkages between knowledge absorption, innovation capability, determined technological change, and economic growth of EU regions. The author's results show that despite the fact that the EU has a long tradition in education and new knowledge generation, there is a very modest ability to make EU regions more productive and grow them. The important role of productivity and knowledge-based sectors in improving EU regional prosperity suggests to carefully examine which knowledge activities drive productivity and the catching-up process of the EU regions. Overall, prospects for catching up will depend largely on how regions balance higher education and R&D priorities and place emphasis on the above activities. These results may be regarded as supportive of recent EU regional policy based on the Lisbon and Europe 2020 Strategies of Smart Growth.

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Quality of Government and Well-being: Assessing the Gap in European Countries

REFERENCES Collier, P. (2007). The Bottom Billion. Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It. Oxford University Press, New York. Retrieved January 20, 2018, from https://www.sfu.ca/content/sfu/dean-gradstudies/events/dreamcolloquium/SpringColloquium/Readings/Readings/_jcr_content/main_content/download_47/file.res/Paul%20Collier . European Commission (2018). European Quality of Government Index 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2018, from http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy

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