Jacek Szlachta Warsaw School of Economics - PolSCA

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Jacek Szlachta Warsaw School of Economics - PolSCA

g.____ Our points of view are molded by many outside influences that we often don’t see.h.____ Critical thinkers should identify their position on an issue and stand firm in its defense.i.____ One important purpose of a college education is to come into contact with different points ofview and to be open to change based on reason.3) ReflectionIn two paragraphs, discuss the main influences on your own thinking and beliefs (use theidentity wheel from the lecture) and how an understanding of this (and POV in general) canchange how you interact with people of different backgrounds and experiences.


Selected research activities• Model and challenges of EU cohesion policy• Territorial dimension of socio-economicdevelopment processes• Patterns of territorial cohesion• Regional development policy in metropolitanareas, backward areas etc.• Programming of regional development policyon central and regional levels• Multilevel governance of public policies• Evaluation as a tool of public policy3


Selected research activities• Model and challenges of EU cohesion policy• Territorial dimension of socio-economicdevelopment processes• Patterns of territorial cohesion• Regional development policy in metropolitanareas, backward areas etc.• Programming of regional development policyon central and regional levels• Multilevel governance of public policies• Evaluation as a tool of public policy4


Selection of research areasconcerning growth, employmentand competitiveness ofFramework Programs• Should be design on policy oriented researchactivities• Should be based on future evolution of EUcohesion policy• Should embrace EU 2020 Strategy5


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy• 1. Efficiency of cohesion policy• 2. Territorial cohesion• 3. New patterns of regional development• 4. Regional policy instruments6


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy1. Efficiency of cohesion policy (1)• Implementing value for money concept,decreasing transaction costs thru realsimplification, identifying European valueadded areas of cohesion policy• Providing better tools for regional policyefficiency: evaluation methods, monitoringprocedures, macroeconomic modeling,benchmarking analysis7


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy1. Efficiency of cohesion policy (2)• Adjustment of EU 2020 strategy to regionalpolicy model of member states• Target: efficient use of limited publicresources available within regionaldevelopment policy8


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy2. Territorial cohesion (1)• Territorial Cohesion as a new target of EUpolicy (Lisbon Treaty)• Rethinking ESPON program results• Issues:• Embracing territorial cohesion by structuralfunds and Cohesion Fund• Implementing territorial standards of accessto public services9


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy2. Territorial cohesion (2)• Preparing methodology for new EuropeanSpatial Development Perspective• Identifying levels, actors, instruments ofpolicy• Proposing approaches concerning:connectivity, networking, accessibility10


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy3. New patterns of regionaldevelopment (1)• Translating theoretical research concerningeconomy of places and economy of flows intopolicies• Role of proper mix of regional and sectoralpolicies• Metropolitan areas as engines of economicgrowth11


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy3. New patterns of regionaldevelopment (2)• Diffusion of economic growth to backwardareas• Mobilization of indigenous potential forgrowth• New processes influencing regionaldevelopment: climate change, ageing,globalization etc.12


Research priorities concerningregional/cohesion policy4. Regional policy instruments• Multilevel governance• Contracts for regional development• Public finance decentralization• Tools of networking of different partners(also public-private partnership)• Experimenting in regional development• Best practices exchange13


Result – higher quality of publicintervention throughcommunity, national andregional policy14


Jacek SzlachtaWarsaw School of EconomicsAl. Niepodleglosci 162, 02-554Warsaw, PolandTel +48 603083707Mail Jacek.Szlachta@aster.pl• Thank you for your attention15

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