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Financial Governance: Policy Implementation and Solidarity through EU funding

Financial Governance: Policy Implementation and Solidarity through EU funding

Objective

‘FINGOV – Financial Governance’ tests the hypothesis that EU funding could play a crucial role in steering policy implementation and enhancing inter-state solidarity in migration, an area European citizens identify as a key challenge for the EU. The project undertakes a cross-policy (migration and cohesion policies) and comparative (Greece and the Netherlands) analysis of the legal design and administration modes of two types of EU funding: Migration Funds and Structural and Investment Funds. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach, and combines doctrinal legal research with empirical qualitative research, incorporating findings through semi-structured interviews with institutional and civil society experts at EU level, the Netherlands and Greece. It delivers an evidence-based evaluation of EU funding’s impact to steer policy implementation and realise inter-state solidarity, yielding proposals to reform EU migration funding. Conceptually, it analyses trends the management of EU funding reveals about the changing nature of the European administrative system, advancing debates on federalism, governance and public policy. To achieve these objectives, I will be based at Maastricht University’s Centre for European Law, a top research institute, home to one of the largest groups of scholars in the world studying EU law. I will follow training in public policy and in problem based learning teaching methodologies, and will acquire transferable skills in leadership, project management, and communication under Prof. De Witte’s supervision. The research is relevant for academics, policy-makers, and civil society: I will distil findings in a journal article and a book manuscript, and formulate evidence based proposals to reform EU migration funding in a policy brief. Dissemination to the scientific and policy community will culminate in a conference. Communication targeting wider audiences will include contributions in open access blogs, online newspapers, and social media.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Address

Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 Md Maastricht

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 187 572,48

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 843825

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 187 572,48

  • EU contribution

    € 187 572,48

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands