Organization of EU Structural Policy in the Years 2007-20013 in Northwestern Germany, ed. by the German National Academy for Spatial Research and Planning
There is an ongoing debate on the effectiveness and efficiency of EU structural policies. New empiricial results for this discussion are now presented by a research group of the German Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (Akademie für Raumforschung und Raumordnung, ARL) for the institutional settings in the field of interregional support measures in Northwest Germany. The conclusions by the research group for future policies for regional and local economic development policies are not only relevant for Germany’s Northwest Region, but may in general stimulate the academic and public discussion on interregional support policy.