Knowledge, innovation, entrepreneurship: the ingredients of economic development.

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Internet, Digital Agenda and economic development of European regions

The objective of the study was to provide the Committee on Regional Development of the European Parliament knowledge concerning how investment in the internet and the implementation of the Digital Agenda can influence economic development of EU regions. It provided the evidence to describe the link between investments in ICT and economic development at regional level, with particular emphasis on investments supported by the EU (Structural Funds and other funding mechanisms). The project was based on an EU-wide cluster analysis of national and regional performance in the ICT sector, on seven case studies of specific measures fostering different aspects of Information Society at regional level, and on the analysis of selected horizontal factors with an impact at regional level.

Client: European Parliament, DG for Internal Policies of the Union, Directorate B – Structural and Cohesion Policy, 2011-2013.

Partners: PPMI, Public Policy and Management Institute, Vilnius

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