Laura Polverari's projects

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The Use of Technical Assistance for Administrative Capacity Building During the 2014-2020 Period

The Use of Technical Assistance for Administrative Capacity Building During the 2014-2020 Period

2018 - 2019

EPRC is coordinating a study for the European Commission aimed at enhancing the understanding of the planned and implemented use of Technical Assistance (TA) under EU Cohesion Policy programmes during the 2014-20 period. Given the important contribution of Technical Assistance to the successful implementation of Cohesion Policy, the study will provide a better understanding of the use of TA and present cases of TA-funded sustainable capacity building activities, particularly in the area of Human Resources Development.

From a policy perspective, the key issues are whether and how TA is being used to strengthen the administrative capacity of Member States for implementing Operational Programmes and projects. The project also seeks to understand whether this Technical Assistance investment is sustainable – whether TA is planned and monitored to ensure the strengthening of administrative capacity beyond the life of an OP.

The project is led by a core team comprising EPRC and Red2Red researchers, and involves also a team of National Experts in the Member States.

Promoting stakeholder engagement and public awareness for a participative governance of the European Bioeconomy (BioSTEP)

Promoting stakeholder engagement and public awareness for a participative governance of the European Bioeconomy (BioSTEP)

2015 - 2017

The project is about promoting stakeholder engagement and public awareness for a participative governance of the European bioeconomy. Funded by Horizon 2020, it BioSTEP aims to engage citizens and various stakeholder groups in discussions about the future development of Europe’s bioeconomy. Its objective is to increase the overall awareness and understanding of the bioeconomy as well as its consequences and benefits by considering citizens' needs and concerns. In order to overcome the current lack of public knowledge on the bioeconomy, BioSTEP makes existing data on bio-based products and processes accessible to the general public and various stakeholder groups. In addition, BioSTEP involves identifying and disseminating best practices on the participatory development of national and regional bioeconomy strategies.

Territorial attractiveness and ERDF aid to enterprises: transferability and lessons learnt from the ERDF interventions in selected EU Member States

Territorial attractiveness and ERDF aid to enterprises: transferability and lessons learnt from the ERDF interventions in selected EU Member States

2015 - 2016

The project, funded by Italian Agency Invitalia in the framework of the technical assistance to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development involves an overview of aid schemes for firms aimed at increasing the territorial attractiveness of regions and their structural change through the development of tourism, particularly that linked to the full exploitation of historical, cultural, environmental and social assets. The research involves assesment of successful measures implemented in the 2007-13 OPs from across Europe, six case studies and the detailed examination of the implementation and performance of selected schemes, an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each intervention examined and the lessons learnt and transferrable practices for the 2014-20 Italian programmes.

Enhancing institutional and administrative capacity

Enhancing institutional and administrative capacity

2015 - 2015

The project, led by the Italian consultants t33, was undertaken for the Italian Department of Public Administration and involved elaboration of a concept paper and guidelines on how to foster institutional and adminitrative capacities. The project was undertaken in the context of the Italian Presidency of the EU and of the work of the EUPAN network.

Performance framework during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

Performance framework during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

2014 - 2016

The project examines the extent and modalities through which EU regulatory provisions relating to the performance framework have been applied in the programming phase of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The research develops an evidence base to inform the reports required under the regulatory framework for 2014-20 and provides an analytical basis for the design of the policy for after 2020. The study includes analysis of the Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes of all EU Member States, as well as analysis of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes.

Partnership principle and multi-level governance during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

Partnership principle and multi-level governance during the programming phase of the ES and ESI funds

2014 - 2016

The project examines the extent and modalities through which which the partnership principle has been applied in the programming phase of the European Structural and Investment Funds. The research develops an evidence base to inform the reports required under the regulatory framework for 2014-20 and provides an analytical basis for the design of the policy for after 2020. The study includes analysis of the Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes of all EU Member States, as well as analysis of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes.

Laura Polverari's publications

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Migration: What Role for Regional Policy

Polverari L
2019

European Policy Research Paper, No. 110, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

IQ-Net Thematic Paper 40(2), European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Speech delivered at the 'Future of Cohesion Policy Beyond 2020' Final Conference, Committee of the Regions, Brussels, 3 March 2016

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EU Cohesion Policy in Practice: What Does it Achieve?

Bachtler J, Begg I, Charles D and Polverari L
2016

Rowman & Littlefield International

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L’efficacia delle misure per la collaborazione tra imprese e imprese e ricerca

Polverari L, Kah S, Lehuraux T and Vironen H
2016

Relazione per la Regione Lombardia realizzata nell'ambito della valutazione ongoing del programma FESR 2007-2013

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3 (2016), pp. 117 - 132

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European Structural and Investment Funds Journal, 2016 (2), 59-67

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Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU

Simona Piattoni, Laura Polverari (editors)
2016

Simona Piattoni, Laura Polverari, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016

ISBN1784715670, 9781784715670 - 584 pages

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Ideas and Options for Cohesion Policy Post-2020

Bachtler J, Mendez C, Polverari L
2016

IQ-Net Thematic Paper 38(2), European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Attrattivita' territoriale e aiuti alle imprese: elementi di trasferibilita' e lezioni dagli interventi FESR in selezionati paesi europei

Polverari L and Kah S, with Elefterios Antonopoulos, Timothee Lehuraux, Martin Ferry and Carlos Mendez
2016

Relazione finale dello studio realizzato per Invitalia nell'ambito dell'assistenza tecnica del POIN Attrattori culturali, naturali e turismo FESR 2007-2013

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal, 4 (1), 26-34

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IQ-Net Thematic Paper 39(2), European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Presentation at the European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, 1 December 2015

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Rivista giuridica del Mezzogiorno, 1-2/2015

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regional Policy

Polverari L, Bachtler J and van der Zwet A
2015

European Policy Research Paper, No. 91, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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What have Structural and Cohesion Funds done for us? Assessing the long term achievements of Cohesion Policy, 1989-2012

Bachtler J, Begg I, Charles D and Polverari L
2015

Paper prepared for the 2nd Joint EU Cohesion Policy Conference 'Challenges for the New Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: An Academic and Policy Debate', Riga, 4-6 February 2015

Paper presented at Regional Studies Association's Global Conference 2014, Fortaleza, Brazil, 27-30 April 2014 and at the RSA Cohesion Policy Network Workshop on Cross-National Policy Transfer in Regional and Urban Policy, Delft 19 January 2015

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Rivista giuridica del Mezzogiorno, 1-2/2015

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IQ-Net Thematic Paper 36 (2), European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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