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Regional development based on EU funds: Opportunity and challenge for absorption capacities


Devčić, Anton
Regional development based on EU funds: Opportunity and challenge for absorption capacities // Aspects of local and regional development / Tímea Drinóczi, Jelena Legčević (ur.).
Pečuh-Osijek: Faculty of Law, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek S. Radića 13, Osijek, Croatia ; Faculty of Law, University of Pécs 7622 Pécs, 48-as tér 1., Hungary, 2013. str. 53-71


Naslov
Regional development based on EU funds: Opportunity and challenge for absorption capacities

Autori
Devčić, Anton

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, -, znanstveni

Knjiga
Aspects of local and regional development

Urednik/ci
Tímea Drinóczi, Jelena Legčević

Izdavač
Faculty of Law, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek S. Radića 13, Osijek, Croatia ; Faculty of Law, University of Pécs 7622 Pécs, 48-as tér 1., Hungary

Grad
Pečuh-Osijek

Godina
2013

Raspon stranica
53-71

ISBN
978-953-6072-79-8

Ključne riječi
Regional Policy, Regional Development, Structural Funds, Projects

Sažetak
In the last decade or even more, in the Republic of Croatia, there has been no serious debate in the context of regional development, without mentioning European Union funds. There are several reasons for this, including the various funds available to the stakeholders, the cuts in domestic support and incentive measures as well as the unavoidable recession. Growing amounts of cohesion and structural funds, which are coming along with full membership, especially highlight the importance of EU funds in regional development. Especially if we know that the European Commission allocates a huge part of its budget for regional development purposes. An important part of that concrete support for regional development consists of the funding of various projects of cross-border cooperation. However, a precondition for the successful absorption of EU funds is constituted by absorption capacities: macroeconomic, administrative and financial capacities. Between the needs for funding of stakeholders on the one side, and their absorption capacities on the other side, there is a certain gap, which is an attribute of most of the stakeholders or potential EU funds beneficiaries. In this paper we will present the results of some recent research conducted in the area of Eastern (Pannonia) Croatia. The research was carried out by online survey, on two groups of examinees, a group of potential EU funds users and a group of experts in the preparation and implementation of EU projects. The aim of the research was to define how examinees perceive their own absorption capacities on the one hand, and how those capacities are seen by experts on the other hand. Nevertheless, the research raises many important questions in the area of EU funds absorption, the contribution of these funds to regional development in general and in specific areas of the Pannonian region, whose stakeholders are eligible to participate in various EU supported cross- border cooperation programmes.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija

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