Martin Ferry'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.

How to maximise synergies between European Structural & Investment Funds and other EU Instruments

How to maximise synergies between European Structural & Investment Funds and other EU Instruments

2015 - 2016

The project, for the European Parliament REGI Committee, involves examining synergies between ESIF and other EU instruments, particularly Horizon 2020, RIS3, CEF, COSME, EaSI, EFSI. It includes research on Commission bodies and actors involved in the maximisation of synergies between ESIF and other EU instruments, among authorities involved in the implementation of these instruments and in relevant Member State authorities. The study  assesses the pursuit of synergies via different means: regulatory provisions, strategic frameworks, operational structures and processes.

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.

Cohesion policy financial instruments and EU financial interests

Cohesion policy financial instruments and EU financial interests

2015 - 2015

This study assess the implementation of financial instrument in Cohesion policy in terms of their economy, efficiency and effectiveness during the 2007-13 programming period.  The study takes stock of existing knowledge on the operation of FIs as reflected in the academic literature and policy documents, as well as undertaking eight case studies. A comparative analysis of the case studies, focusing on the different stages in the lifecycle of FIs, provides the basis on which to draw lessons from the implementation of FIs in 2007-13, highlighting implications for 2014-20.

Growth-innovation-competitiveness: Fostering cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe

Growth-innovation-competitiveness: Fostering cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe

2012 - 2014

This project, funded under FP7, assesses economic growth and social cohesion trends in Central and Eastern Europe, in particular the effects of EU accession on national and regional economic development (Growth - Investment - Cohesion, GRINCOH). The work-package led by EPRC focused on the contribution of EU Cohesion policy to regional development in Central and Eastern European countries, particularly in the period 2007-2013.

Challenges and objectives for Polish cross border cooperation programmes after 2013

Challenges and objectives for Polish cross border cooperation programmes after 2013

2012 - 2012

The project contributed to the evaluation of the cross-border cooperation programmes involving Poland, drawing on lessons from internatil experience.

Martin Ferry's publications

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Financial Implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds

John Bachtler, Martin Ferry, Fabian Gal
2018

Study for European Parliament, Policy Department on Budgetary Affairs, Brussels

IQ-Net Thematic Paper 42(2), European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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

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Directorate-General for Internal Policies; Policy Department B; Structural and Cohesion Policies, Strasbourg, European Parliament, IP/B/REGI/IC/2015-131

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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

Final Report to Commission on FP7 project- GRINCOH

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Policy Reform under Challenging Conditions

Davies S, Ferry M and Gross F
2015

European Policy Research Paper, No. 90, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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IQ-Net Review Paper 36 (1), European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Impact evaluation of regional policy business support: what is the evidence?

Ferry M, Davies S
2015

Glasgow, UK, EoRPA Paper 15 (6), Paper prepared for the 36th Meeting of the EoRPA Regional Policy Research Consortium at Ross Priory, Loch Lomondside

IQ-Net Review Paper 37 (1), European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Urban resilience in Glasgow and Newcastle

Ferry M and Charles D
2014

Drobniak A (ed) Koncepcja “Urban resilience” a miasta Poprzemyslowe w Europie, PAN, Warsaw

Europe-Asia Studies, 65 (8), 1502-1528

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Reassessing the concept of policy termination: the case of regional policy in England

Ferry M and Bachtler J
2013

Policy Studies (34) 3

Europe-Asia Studies, 65 (8), 1578-1598

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Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 3(1), 25-28

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Final Report to the European Commission

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European Policy Research Papers, No. 72, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Regional Policy under Crisis Conditions: Recent Regional Policy Developments in the EU and Norway_1

Bachtler J, Davies S, Ferry M, Gross F, Kah S and McMaster I
2010

Paper to the 30th Meeting of the European Regional Policy Research Consortium (EoRPA), Ross Priory, Loch Lomondside, Scotland 4-6 October 2009

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