Blog: Additionality of EU Funds in Central and Eastern European countries – recent developments
A new blog post has been published in the Cohesify project (The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification) blog by Anita Halasz, CPS Research Affiliate.
The aim of Cohesion policy is to provide support to less developed regions in the EU to boost the level of development in these regions: it aims to contribute by providing means for additional investments into growth-enhancing infrastructure, business and human capital investments. One of the guiding principles of EU support is additionality: support from the EU should not crowd out national expenditure on the same investment priorities. If this principle is not met and EU support is not fully additional, the actual contribution of EU funds to the development prospects of the supported territories might be lower than the potential impact of the EU funds.
Full post is available on the Cohesify project website.