SEARCH - Sharing Knowledge Assets: Interegionally Cohesive Neighbourhoods


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • EU - European Commission

Duration July 1, 2011 - July 31, 2014

https://www.ub.edu/searchproject
  • Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)

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  • Bergman, Edward (Details) Project Head
  • Kurylchyk, Kateryna (Details)
  • Maier, Gunther (Details)
  • Sinozic, Tanja (Former researcher)
 

Abstract (German)

The EU has experienced successive enlargements in recent years with the incorporation of new countries. These have changed the EU map, broadening frontiers and thus appearing new neighbouring countries. The integration of them offers new opportunities but also implies some risks. Even though the ENP has demonstrated to be an integration tool, which has provided an effective and clear framework to establish cooperation links within neighbouring countries, some are important areas with considerable potential for further progress. SEARCH will focus attention on some areas which so far have been neglected in the analysis of the impact of the ENP but which are of central interest in the economic literature on cohesion. Divided in 8 WPs. WP1 will obtain a background framework. From WP2 to WP5, scientific research will be carried out analyzing different aspects that ENP should strengthen in the future. WP6 will collect and analyse the policy implications from previous research. WP7 will communicate the research results and the policy recommendations through the correct communication channels to the potential users. WP8 will ensure the coordination of the SEARCH project consortium work with the previous experience of UB-AQR. It includes a remarkable well-balanced consortium with partners from 16 different countries, different backgrounds and expertise, giving an extensive vision to focus adequately to the project's objective of identifying policies that will strengthen the relationship between the EU and the NCs. Main impacts will be the advance on the research on ENP state of the art, obtaining relevant results for contributing to the formulation of future ENP, the involvement of relevant communities, stakeholders and practitioners in ENP research, the critical mass of resources involved and the establishment of a basis to develop new strategic partnership among EU and NCs.


Abstract (English)

The EU has experienced successive enlargements in recent years with the incorporation of new countries. These have changed the EU map, broadening frontiers and thus appearing new neighbouring countries. The integration of them offers new opportunities but also implies some risks. Even though the ENP has demonstrated to be an integration tool, which has provided an effective and clear framework to establish cooperation links within neighbouring countries, some are important areas with considerable potential for further progress. SEARCH will focus attention on some areas which so far have been neglected in the analysis of the impact of the ENP but which are of central interest in the economic literature on cohesion. Divided in 8 WPs. WP1 will obtain a background framework. From WP2 to WP5, scientific research will be carried out analyzing different aspects that ENP should strengthen in the future. WP6 will collect and analyse the policy implications from previous research. WP7 will communicate the research results and the policy recommendations through the correct communication channels to the potential users. WP8 will ensure the coordination of the SEARCH project consortium work with the previous experience of UB-AQR. It includes a remarkable well-balanced consortium with partners from 16 different countries, different backgrounds and expertise, giving an extensive vision to focus adequately to the project's objective of identifying policies that will strengthen the relationship between the EU and the NCs. Main impacts will be the advance on the research on ENP state of the art, obtaining relevant results for contributing to the formulation of future ENP, the involvement of relevant communities, stakeholders and practitioners in ENP research, the critical mass of resources involved and the establishment of a basis to develop new strategic partnership among EU and NCs.

Partners

  • London School of Economics - United Kingdom http://www.lse.ac.uk/
  • Tartu Uelikool - Estonia
  • Universita degli Studi di Cagliari - Italy
  • University of Barcelona - Spain http://www.ub.es/
  • Utrecht University - Netherlands
  • Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne - France
  • University of Pécs - Hungary

Publications

Journal article

2015 Sinozic, Tanja, Bergman, Edward, Moran, Nuala. 2015. Evidence-Based Policy Research to Inform the ENP: Five Recommendations for Europe and its Neighbours. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs 50 (3): 88-102. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2015 Sinozic, Tanja, Basar Baypinar, Mete, Bergman, Edward, Hornyak, Miklos, Kruzslicz, Ferenc, Varga, Attila. 2015. A Policy Research Method Case Study: Generating and Extracting Evidence-based Policy Inferences from a large EC Framework Programme Project. NetWorkshop, Pecs, Ungarn, 25.06.-26.06. (Details)
2014 Sinozic, Tanja, Maier, Gunther, Hornyak, Miklos, Kruzslicz, Ferenc. 2014. Topics and actors in regional science: A text mining approach to ERSA conferences 2001-2013. 54th European Congress of the Regional Science Association (ERSA), St Petersburg, Russische Föderation, 26.08.-29-08-. (Details)
2013 Sinozic, Tanja, Maier, Gunther, Kruzslicz, Ferenc. 2013. Preliminary analysis of ERSA conference papers using text mining methods. 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC), Atlanta, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 13.11.-16.11.. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2014 Bergman, Edward, Sinozic, Tanja. 2014. Towards an Evidence-Based European Neighbourhood Policy: SEARCH Final Policy Guide, EU Seventh Framework Programme Collaborative Research Project, Final Policy Report. Vienna:WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)