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Regional development and equity

This research topic covers areas such as

  • sustainable strategies to promote non-discrimination (social inclusion, social cohesion) and addressing economic disparities within (European Cohesion) and outside the EU (including cross border investment)
  • scenarios to support Cohesion policy development and territorial impact assessment
  • regional aspects of growth and employment
  • innovation ecosystems and governance in lagging regions
  • territorial approach to EU development cooperation and neighbourhood
  • urban development

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