Policies and strategies for regional development in Scotland and the Nordic countries

This project involved research for the Scottish-Nordic Regional Co-operation Seminar held at Skibo Castle, Scotland in February 2001. The research covered issues such as: discussion of how the changing concepts and practice of regional development across Western Europe; trends in ‘classical’ regional policy in Scotland and the Nordic countries, with a comparison of the different national regional aid policies; review of the ‘contemporary’ regional policies in these countries and the use of strategic regional development planning under EU and domestic regional policies; and, discussion on the key changes in the institutional infrastructure for economic development.

Funded by: Scottish Executive, United Kingdom

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