Regionalism Reality And Convergence Analysis In The European Union

ALTUN, Ayşen (2010) Regionalism Reality And Convergence Analysis In The European Union. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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The countries in the EU have entered into an essential localisation and reconstruction period. In this process, regions have come to the forefront as one of the most important actors of the EU and have acquired an ever-mounting impact area in the decisionmaking processes. There are two reasons for regional development model has been evaluated on the axis of EU. Differences among the regions have increased due to the enlargement of the Union and this subject has become an aspect that is emphasized after each enlargement process. First of all, European Commission has followed a policy that has a forward effect in order to decrease the instabilities since 1987 and has increased the size of its intervention force. Whether the form of change in the convergence model can be drawn or not, it gives a number of signs about the efficiency of regional policy. Secondly, some changes have occurred in the understanding of regional policy which is the common policy of the EU in the process after 1990s and the understanding of ―new regionalism‖ has come forward. In this understanding, the term of ―region‖ has become essential and acquired a new dimension.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:25

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