Sprawność instytucjonalna w polityce regionalnej i ochrony środowiska. Próba oceny
Institutional Performance in Cohesion Policies in Poland. A Tentative Assessment
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On 1 May 2004 Poland will become a fully-fledged member of the European Union. The Process of adjusting law, institutions and operating modes to the EU requirements can be termed as the Europeanisation. The article concentrates on the Europeanisation as a shaping Power of institutional change in Poland. Its target is to assess the institutional performance of both state and non-state stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of the cohesion policy, i.e. regional policy and environmental policy, mainly at sub-national level. It where both policies, which operate in a very decentralised matter, are conducted. The article draws from the outcome of the international research project co-financed by the European Union, the author participated in. The project was focused on the EU enlargement and multi-level governance. It identified patterns of institutional learning and Europeanisation among cohesion countries and formulated lessons for new members (Poland and Hungary). The interactions between EU and domestic policy-making structures were examined, both qualitatively and quantitatively, in a selected region - the Lodz Voivodeship in Poland.
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