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Horizontal principles in the European Social Fund - Explaining successful implementation of EU policies in Swedish municipalities

Einarsson, Ludvig LU (2014) STVM23 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Lisbon Strategy formulated that the EU shall be one of the most vital
economies in the world. In order to perform that role, it has been argued that the
EU must be more coherent. To increase cohesion, the structural funds and
cohesion policy were introduced. Included in the structural funds are also the
horizontal principles of equality, integration, diversity and sustainable
development intended to secure sustainable growth in the EU. Financial resources
from the funds are allocated through projects laid down in the member-states.
However, when projects have been conducted and implemented research claim
that the horizontal principles were disregarded and that the projects rarely
managed to successfully implement the... (More)
The Lisbon Strategy formulated that the EU shall be one of the most vital
economies in the world. In order to perform that role, it has been argued that the
EU must be more coherent. To increase cohesion, the structural funds and
cohesion policy were introduced. Included in the structural funds are also the
horizontal principles of equality, integration, diversity and sustainable
development intended to secure sustainable growth in the EU. Financial resources
from the funds are allocated through projects laid down in the member-states.
However, when projects have been conducted and implemented research claim
that the horizontal principles were disregarded and that the projects rarely
managed to successfully implement the principles. The purpose of this thesis is to
assess what make projects financed by the EU structural funds successful in terms
of implementing EU policies. This will be done by comparing several projects and
by investigating what variable or variables were crucial to successful implement
EU policies. The relevant EU policies will be the horizontal principles and the
projects assessed are financed by one of the structural funds. Finally, this thesis
takes on a bottom-up approach with theory and variables have been used in policy
implementation research. (Less)
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author
Einarsson, Ludvig LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20141
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
political science, implementation, cohesion policy, structural funds, European Social Fund
language
English
id
4448234
date added to LUP
2014-07-07 14:44:25
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2014-07-07 14:44:25
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  abstract     = {The Lisbon Strategy formulated that the EU shall be one of the most vital
economies in the world. In order to perform that role, it has been argued that the
EU must be more coherent. To increase cohesion, the structural funds and
cohesion policy were introduced. Included in the structural funds are also the
horizontal principles of equality, integration, diversity and sustainable
development intended to secure sustainable growth in the EU. Financial resources
from the funds are allocated through projects laid down in the member-states.
However, when projects have been conducted and implemented research claim
that the horizontal principles were disregarded and that the projects rarely
managed to successfully implement the principles. The purpose of this thesis is to
assess what make projects financed by the EU structural funds successful in terms
of implementing EU policies. This will be done by comparing several projects and
by investigating what variable or variables were crucial to successful implement
EU policies. The relevant EU policies will be the horizontal principles and the
projects assessed are financed by one of the structural funds. Finally, this thesis
takes on a bottom-up approach with theory and variables have been used in policy
implementation research.},
  author       = {Einarsson, Ludvig},
  keyword      = {political science,implementation,cohesion policy,structural funds,European Social Fund},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Horizontal principles in the European Social Fund - Explaining successful implementation of EU policies in Swedish municipalities},
  year         = {2014},
}