International Summer School 2015
Winners and losers: Why are the effects of regional policy so different?
23 August to 26 August 2015 in Prague (Czech Republic)
EEU structural and regional policy instruments aim to promote the reduction of regional disparities. In practice, however, these instruments do not always seem to achieve this purpose. In fact, we can often observe differences in the development of regions and cities characterized by similar starting conditions and regulatory incentives, for example with regard to their regeneration, economic performance or innovation activity and ability to attract funding for research activities. Over recent decades, there has been much research into the complexity and drivers of regional development and various explanations for the differing effects of policy, such as the levels of self-employment and new business formation, the quality of government services or the level of education.
Based on the current body of research regarding this topic, the ARL International Summer School 2015 focused on exploring major trends of the development of regions and their drivers, and discussed the effective design of spatial planning instruments.
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The individual presentations can be accessed here:
- Relations between European Union policies and strategic spatial planning in its member states: Recognising connections and comparing effects (PDF)
- Land-use planning in Ghana (PDF)
- Multilevel governance for balanced development between core and peripheral spaces (PDF)
- From periphery to the centre? Towards reassessing regional policies through the explorative and pioneering potential of self-organized practices in ‚marginalized‘ post-rural regions of Eastern Germany (PDF)
- Is the innovation focus in regional policies reproducing peripheries? (PDF)
- ERDF Funding Contests – the experience of North Rhine-Westphalia (PDF)
- Potential and Problems of Regional Cluster Policies: Evidence from Germany (PDF)
- The impact of migration on growth and decline (PDF)