Euractiv | Special EU fund for coal regions looks good but is costly

Establishing a new European fund to support coal regions may be perceived as a positive political step towards affected areas. However, the management of this fund poses challenges, not only in terms of finances but also in terms of personnel and time constraints, which could jeopardize its effective utilization. This conclusion arises from consultations with representatives of public administration and relevant regions and from their analysis conducted by Klára Votavová, member of research team at EUROPEUM.


Because of the pressure, there is a risk that hastily selected transition projects in the Czech Republic will not be of sufficient quality. The looming inefficiency of spending may undermine confidence in EU funds and the EU as a whole, and will not contribute to a fair transformation,” writes analyst Klára Votavová, author of the study, in her analysis summary.

You can find the article in English here.

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Klára Votavová
Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: Social policies, EU digital policies, Just Transition, Central and Eastern Europe

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