The Project

A major issue of the European integration process is the promotion of sustainable growth and competitiveness through the implementation of scientific, technological and innovation policies. Moreover, cohesion across European regions is also a mandatory commitment of the EU institutions and for this reason regional and local development, particularly aiming at less developed regions, is also encouraged.

EURIPER (EU Regional and Innovation Policies and Peripheral Regions) aims at promoting the policy debate with the academic world through the discussion and reflection of the EU regional and innovation policies implemented during the European integration process, with a particular focus on their impact on the innovation capacity and performance of less developed regions.

The project will be developed by an academic group formed by eight researchers from four European universities (University of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain; the University of Bari in Italy; Jagiellonian University in Poland and the University of Agder and Agderforskning in Norway). The team will count with the support of an advisory group formed by six researchers with a well-known expertise in the field of regional and innovation policies.

EURIPER has been selected by the European Commission under the Jean Monnet Projects Action of the Erasmus+ Programme (Project Reference: 587410-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPJMO-PROJECT).