The thematic unit “Urban Dimension in the Cohesion Policy” is devoted to the analysis of the EU Cohesion policy with a focus on its urban dimension.
Critical components of EU cohesion policy will be studied exploring the urban sphere in the Community Strategic Guidelines. A crucial aspect of the course will be cities and their role in the EU integration process and the political strategy of the EU (Partnership with cities). European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund, and Cohesion Fund will be studied with a focus on the priorities related to urban issues.
CONTENT OF THE COURSE
Critical components of Cohesion Policy
The urban dimension in the Community Strategic Guidelines
Communication on Cohesion Policy and cities
Mainstreaming the urban dimension in the National Strategic
Reference Frameworks and Operational Programmes
Partnership with cities
The European Regional Development Fund - Types of actions and the urban dimension
The European Social Fund - Types of actions and the urban dimension
The Cohesion Fund - Thematic priorities relating to urban issues
Case studies of Urban Dimension of Cohesion Policy