EIB Research Scholarship on Administrative Capacity in Cohesion Policy

Professor John Bachtler of EPRC and colleagues Professor Robert Thomson and Dr Fabrizio de Francesco of the School of Government & Public Policy and Dr Karol Olejniczak (University of Warsaw) have been awarded a 300,000 Euro University Research Scholarship by the European Investment Bank for research on Administrative Capacity Building in Europe. This is the first EIB University Research Scholarship to be awarded to a university in Scotland and only the third in the UK. The three-year grant will be used to investigate differences in administrative capacity for implementing EU policies across Europe, focusing on the EU’s Cohesion policy. The research will contribute to the wider debate on the influence of ‘good governance’ on economic and social outcomes in Europe, and how the capacity of national, regional and local government to design and implement effective policies can be improved.

Contact: John Bachtler