March 10, 2008

Cohesion policy popular but 'could do more'

The Irish remain among the most positive nationalities when it comes to attitudes to and recognition of EU Regional Policy as a tool of solidarity, but the European public generally would like it to be used more ambitiously.

These are the findings of the latest Eurobarometer survey which reveal that 85.7% of 27,000 citizens surveyed in January support the policy's aim of narrowing the gap between the richest and most disadvantaged regions but, less altruistically, 58.1% wish to see it continue to help all regions. An impressive 83.4% of those polled consider that Cohesion Policy should expand in the future to take on challenges such as climate change, globalisation and our ageing population. In terms of awareness of local impacts, recognition of the policy or its hundreds of thousands of individual projects is unsurprisingly highest in those countries which have benefited most with Ireland (64%) registering among the highest scores. By contrast, only around one in three surveyed in the Netherlands or newcomer Bulgaria were directly aware: interestingly, as carried in the January edition of the Bulletin, EU countries will soon be required to publish comprehensive lists of the projects that receive Regional Policy funding to keep their national public up to date. The survey was part of a wider recent public consultation consulted by DG REGIO on the future of regional policy. Further details from: http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_234_en.pdf

Posted by iroronan at March 10, 2008 05:45 PM

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