Book - Cohesion Policy of the EU
The book Cohesion Policy of the European Union, which comes to the attention of the readers, is conceived as a tool for disseminating information on the European Union´s Cohesion Policy.
Cohesion policy is one of the most important policies of the European Union and is also one of the most significant investment policies. The Member States have available financial resources under the cohesion policy which they can use to promote economic, social and territorial cohesion. In addition, the European Union offers a number of other tools to facilitate and support cohesion.
The aim of the theoretical part of this publication is to present to the reader the European Union, history, the basic legal framework and objectives of its cohesion policy. The aim of the practical part of this publication is in reference to the theoretical part to point at examples from the individual Member States of the European Union, in particular, at the benefits, problems and knowledge acquired mainly during the implementation of projects co-financed by the European Union programs aimed at promoting economic, social and territorial cohesion.
The publication is created with the support of the European Union under the project called EU Cohesion Policy: Read – Watch – Find (REWAFI). In the preparation of this publication, several projects were visited which were implemented in each Member State of the European Union in order to obtain authentic information on the motivations, outcomes, outputs as well as the problems encountered by project coordinators during the implementation. The most important finding is that without the help and support of the European Union, many of the positive effects of the implementation of these projects could not have been achieved in the Member States and their regions.
The publication is intended for the general public and students of secondary and higher education who are interested in getting the first information about Cohesion Policy of the European Union and European examples of successful projects co-financed by the European Union programs aimed at promoting economic, social and territorial cohesion.