The allocation of financial resources of the structural funds and cohesion fund of the European cohesion policy during the period 2007-2013 : a comparison between predicted and actual allocation for the current planning period
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|Bsc Thesis||Wageningen University|
|Trefwoorden (cab)||europese unie / economisch beleid / landen van de europese unie / financiële planning / middelentoewijzing / fondsen|
|Toelichting (Engels)||Economic activity, income levels and levels of unemployment are not evenly spread across the European Union. Since the start of European Integration in 1958 there was the political will to reduce economic and social disparities between different regions of what is nowadays the EU, leading to the current EU Cohesion Policy. The main purposes of this policy is to stimulate economic output growth rates by e.g. investments in basic infrastructure and reducing the level of unemployment by sponsoring in traineeships and better education of less favoured regions. The central question this paper address is: How are the financial resources available for the European Cohesion Policy allocated for the planning period 2007-2013? What is – according to a model of the allocation – the expected structural spending? What is the actual (empirical) allocation each EU country is able to attract? What should they get and what they are actually getting?|