The open method of co-ordination and policy mainstreaming: the european employment strategy and regional conversion programmes in the UK

GORE, T. (2004). The open method of co-ordination and policy mainstreaming: the european employment strategy and regional conversion programmes in the UK. European planning studies, 12 (1), 123-141.

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Abstract

This article is a critical exploration of the issues raised by the attempt to integrate aims and concerns derived from one European Union (EU) policy domain into another. It does this via an examination of the ways in which the European Employment Strategy (EES) has been taken into account in the design and initial implementation of Structural Fund program in the 2000–2006 round. In particular, it examines the nature of this ‘mainstreaming’ relationship in terms of the structures and mechanisms associated with current Objective 1 program operating in the UK. It maps out the vertical and horizontal linkages between European, national and regional levels, and assesses the extent to which strategic frameworks, program guidance and program content have successfully integrated EES considerations. The article concludes by identifying some implications for theories of European governance.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Identification Number: 10.1080/09654310310001635733
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2009 18:23
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/825

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