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Federalism and constitution: States’ participation in constitutional reform as a guarantee of the federalisation process. (A study of Spain’s unique model)


The aim of involving state members in reforming federal constitutions is to guarantee them the autonomy that they have been constitutionally granted. It also prevents reform from being carried out unilaterally by the central government and means the structure of competences can be modified as necessary. In this study, we will consider how federations manage, to a greater or lesser extent, regional intervention in constitutional reform. However, we will see how recently, in Spain, the anticipated routes for territorial participation in the constitutional text have proved to be clearly insufficient, and have developed into the recent crisis in this ‘State of Autonomies’, which is now facing the breakdown of national unity.

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Evaluation of participation of Czech regions in FP7 projects during the period 2007 – 2011

The aim of this paper is to evaluate existing stakeholder participation by region in the FP7, to determine the success of regions in terms of utilization of funds provided by the FP7 and the use of their scientifi c research capacities in human resources, to try to analyze regional differences in access to the FP7 at the regional level and compare the results with previous data on the participation of entities from the Czech Republic in the past FP.

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Croatia’s participation in the Seventh Framework Programme: a Moderate Success?

. 35, No. 1, pp. 53-72. 24. “Teaching staff at institutions of higher education 2012/2013 academic year”, available at (25 June 2013) 25. Vence, X., Guntin, X., Rodil, O. (2000), “Determinants of the Uneven Regional Participation of Firms in European Technology Programmes. The 'Low R&D Trap'”, European Planning Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 29-42.

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A Curse of Coal? Exploring Unintended Regional Consequences of Coal Energy in The Czech Republic

baseline for regional participation. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research Monograph, Canberra, ANUE Press, No. 25., xviii+165pp. TOKE, D. (2005): Explaining wind power planning outcomes: some findings from a study in England and Wales. Energy Policy, Vol. 33, No. 12, p. 1527–1539. VAN DER HORST, D. (2007): NIMBY or not? Exploring the relevance of location and the politics of voiced opinions in renewable energy sitting controversies. Energy Policy, Vol. 35, No. 5, p. 2705–2714. VISCUSI, W. K., MAGAT, W. A., DREYFUS, M., GENTRY, W., CARLIN, A. (1992

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Sustainable Growth, Competitiveness and Employment
Will EU Cohesion Policy Deliver on the Lisbon Strategy?

experience of sub-regional bodies Challenges Risks of losing expertise at sub-national level Efficient management of larger partnerships Range of beneficiaries Decreasing Expanding Opportunities Eases administrative burden Stronger sense of regional participation and ‘ownership’ Challenges May limit the participation of some territories or sectors Must ensure beneficiaries have the capacity to fulfil responsibilities Source: Bachtler et al (2006), op. cit. In the new Member States, the increased funding and

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