IQ-Net Bulletin
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The IQ-Net Bulletin provides topical information for Structural Funds programme managers, partners, policy-makers and researchers on international experiences of implementing EU structural policies.

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Issue 19 - December 2015
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  • A First Stock Take: Integrated Territorial Approaches in Cohesion Policy 2014-20
  • Providing better evidence for the results of Cohesion policy: monitoring and evaluation challenges in 2014-20
  • Case study posters on ITI (Limburg, Belgium) and counterfactual impact evaluation (Czech Republic)

Issue 18 - October 2014
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  • Project generation and selection and the results-orientation requirements
  • Case study poster on approach to results-orientation in Wales
  • EU Cohesion policy and youth (un)employment
  • IQ-Net partners' studies and evaluations



Issue 17 - October 2013
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  • Preparing for 2014-20: The performance turn in Cohesion policy
  • Preparing for 2014-20: Administrative capacity
  • EPRC Policy Briefings on Cohesion policy allocations, Commission perspectives on the Partnership Agreements and the 2014-20 Regional Aid Guidelines
  • IQ-Net partners' studies and evaluations



Issue 16 - September 2012
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  • Cohesion policy and financial engineering instruments
  • Shaping the future of State aid control
  • Innovation and 'Smart Specialisation' in Cohesion policy programmes



Issue 15 - September 2011
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  • EU Cohesion policy and State aid compliance
  • Partnership dynamics in Cohesion policy
  • Reflections on the Cohesion policy reform debate
  • Cohesion policy, the Lisbon Agenda and Europe 2020
  • Interactions between EU Funds: Coordination and competition

Issue 14 - September 2009
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  • Contrasting views on the financial management, control and audit of EU Cohesion policy
  • Making sense of European Cohesion policy: 2007-13 on-going evaluation arrangements
  • IQ-Net Conferences: Algarve, Katowice and Attikí
  • From environmental sustainability to sustainable development? Making concepts tangible in Structural Funds programmes
  • IQ-Net celebrates its silver jubilee meeting



Issue 13 - September 2007
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  • Bringing the 2000-06 programmes to a close
  • Ten years of IQ-Net
  • The new programme period: The status and strategies of the 2007-13 programmes
  • IQ-Net Conferences: Strasbourg – Glasgow - Antwerp – Magdeburg
  • Translating strategies into projects: the implementation of programmes in the 2007-13 period




Special Issue - Tenth Anniversary Publication June 2006
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  • Innovation in Structural Funds programmes
  • The added value of the Structural Funds: a regional perspective
  • A strategic approach to Cohesion: 2007-2013 Structural Funds strategies
  • After accession: Cohesion policy in the new Member States
  • The Structural Funds helping to mitigate territorial challenges
  • The Structural Funds: building partnership
  • The Structural Funds as a motor for experimentation on policy methods and governance
  • Urban development and innovation through Structural Funds support: cities and towns as centres of social & economic development
  • Developing evaluation capacity in the Member States: the case of the Structural Funds
  • Territorial cooperation in the European Union - INTERREG lessons for the new programming period
  • EU State Aid control and the reform of the Structural Funds
  • Partners’ Views
  • 10 years of IQ-Net Partners (Map)
  • 10 years of IQ-Net Conferences (Map)



Issue 12 - September 2005
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  • Territorial Cohesion and Structural Funds Programmes
  • Cohesion policy funding for innovation and the knowledge economy
  • Programme management in the new Member States
  • Review of programme development
  • Focus on Toscana: Objective 2 support for innovation
  • The North East of England Objective 2 Programme
  • Artimino and Newcastle: venues of the 16th and 17th IQ-Net conferences


Issue 11 - September 2004
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  • Programming update: evaluation and performance review
  • The reform of EU cohesion policy
  • Achieving the aspirations of the 2000-06 programmes
  • Sachsen Anhalt - Improving monitoring as a management tool
  • Management reform in the English regional programmes
  • Raising project quality - the PISL in Toscana
  • Oulu, Finland: Venue of the 15th IQ-Net Conference


Issue 10 - December 2003
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  • Getting the Message: Structural Funds communication and publicity
  • The mid-term evaluations: progress and usage
  • The added value of the Structural Funds: IQ-Net Special report
  • Financial progress and decommitment
  • The simplification of programming
  • Dortmund and Leoben: venues for the 13th and 14th IQ-Net Conferences



Issue 9 - March 2003
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  • Flanders, Belgium and Norrbotten, Sweden: contrasting venues for the eleventh and twelfth IQ-Net conferences
  • Update on the progress of the 2000-06 Structural Funds programmes
  • The environment and equality: moving into the mainstream
  • The mid-term evaluations: making good choices




Issue 8 - April 2002
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  • Spotlight on the venues of the ninth and tenth IQ-Net conferences: Lombardia and Nordjylland
  • Update on the new Structural Funds programmes for 2000-06
  • Information into intelligence: monitoring for effective Structural Funds programming
  • The Structural Funds facilitating the information society





Issue 7 - September 2000
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  • View from the starting line - the new Objective 2 programmes
  • Implementing the new generation of programmes: project development, appraisal and selection
  • Spotlight on Saarland
  • Conference Report: Saarbrücken, the Saarland






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