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OECD report on the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region

Followed by the request of the European Commission, the OECD published the EUSAIR Synthesis Report: Multi-level Governance and Cross-Sector Practices Supporting the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR). 

  • Posted on: 25.07.2019
  • Year of publication: 2019

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The EUSAIR being one of the most challenging macro-regional strategies with an equal number of EU and non-EU partner countries often reveals differences in administrative capacity, governance and economic development. As repeatedly observed in the Council conclusions on the implementation of EU Macro-Regional Strategies, there is a need to reboost the political momentum including through high-level meetings and multi-level and multi-stakeholders governance and involvement. Knowing about the specific expertise of the OECD in governance issues for regional development at the subnational and national levels, the collaboration aimed at assessing the national multi-level governance systems and challenges that can support or hamper achieving the objectives of the EUSAIR. 

In over two years, the OECD analysed the complex governance structure of the EUSAIR and conducted study visits, prepared questionnaires and capacity building seminars in close cooperation with EUSAIR key implementers the findings of which resulted in this publication. 

Complementary, a self-assessment tool was developed to help EUSAIR countries identify what is working well, what requires strengthening, and what needs to be developed with respect to multi-level governance in order to better support the implementation of the EUSAIR action plan. Both the synthesis report and the self-assessment tool support identifying possible weaknesses or strengths, which in turn can be overcome to support the advancement of the EUSAIR as a whole. 

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Source: DG REGIO | Document type: Report / Research/ Studies | S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Key stakeholders