01 Feb 2015 - 01 Apr 2015
Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Institutional reforms, Macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy, Post-communist transition and development issues, Research

The place of local and regional self-government in Eastern Partnership Policy-Making and Delivery

Project description and general objectives of the Project

The EaP countries are interested in moving toward the EU and increasing political, economic and cultural links with the Union each one in its own pace. Thus they committed themselves to share fundamental values – democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms – and to market economy, sustainable development and good governance. CoR/CORLEAP is committed to provide necessary assistance for the implementation of DCFTA Agreements by providing useful information, practical examples and exchange of experience and good practice at regional and local level.

In light of existing and new developments in the EaP countries at political level, study aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data and assessment of the economic developments in each EaP country and their current and possible future impact in regional and local economies of these countries. Study also aims to provide a clear picture on the situation within the EaP countries regarding the devolution and the division of competences on the one hand and the provision of adequate financial resources, through fiscal decentralization, on the other. Changes in the decision of powers on the administrative side are not necessarily mirrored by changes in the budgetary decision of powers or allocation of budget. To provide the ground for an analysis of the dynamic relationship of these two sides is one of the project’s tasks, thus going beyond a static ad hoc picture of one country.

Project structure and Involvement of CASE

CASE task is to produce fact sheet on Belarus on fiscal powers and division powers by doing desk research, interviews and data collection.

Project sponsor:

Committee of Regions FWC External Relations

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