Study on the contribution of culture to local and regional development – Evidence from the Structural Funds

October 19, 2010

Following an open call for tender, the European Commission has entrusted the study to the Strategic Centre for European Studies). SCES worked together with ERICARTS.

Culture is an important factor for economic development and local attractiveness of European regions and cities. However, the many ways in which the cultural dimension has been integrated into the framework of EU cohesion and regional policy are still largely unknown.

The study was called to address this gap by providing, first, an overview of the different types of contribution to the objectives of EU cohesion policy since 2000 made by the cultural and creative sector, and, second, a pool of around 50 examples illustrating this contribution.

To know more about the results of this study.

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