Vol. no: 21
Cohesion policy plays a key role for the dynamics of the European integration process, and is in a sense a “barometer” of the strength and direction of this process, around which the European debate has been taking place in recent years. This policy in the current programming period (2014-2020) has a clear “territorial dimension,” i.e. it allows the nature of support to be tailored to the peculiarities and needs of specific territories.