Research: Lessons learnt from the 2007-2013 programming period

Published on 21 April 2015

DG REGIO, the Latvian Presidency, the Regional Studies Association and the University of Latvia co-organised the conference “Challenges for the New Cohesion Policy in 2014-2020: An Academic and Policy Debate” (Riga, 4-6 February 2015) to debate the challenges facing cohesion policy up to 2020 and the related policy and research priorities, with one thematic focusing on financial instruments.

Fiona Wishlade and Rona Michie (European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde) presented an article entitled: « Financial instruments in 2014-20: learning from 2007-13 and adapting to the new environment »

The paper provides an overview of the Member State experiences with Structural Fund co-financed Financial Instruments in 2007-13 and considers the changes implied by the new regulations.