The Contribution of the European Cohesion Policy to the 2030 Agenda: an Application to the Autonomous Region of Sardinia

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Laura Cavalli

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei; Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan - Department of Economics and Business Administration

Sandro Sanna

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna - Centro Regionale di Programmazione

Mia Alibegovic

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Filippo Arras

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

Gianluca Cocco

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

Luca Farnia

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Emanuela Manca

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

Luisa F. Mulas

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

Marco Onnis

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

Sandro Ortu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ilenia G. Romani

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Marta Testa

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 6, 2020

Abstract

The 2030 Agenda has been adopted on a global level, but its implementation must also take place at the local level (Cavalli, 2018). The integration between the different levels of government - supranational, national and local - is essential; they must necessarily cooperate and coordinate their actions to ensure the effective implementation of every Goal of the Agenda. It is evident that the European Union, with its Member States, is fully committed towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs (Sanna et al., 2019). In particular, the concept of sustainable development, clearly stated in the five Strategic Objectives, is also expressed in future operational programmes in the context of Cohesion Policy. The latter is one of the most transversal policies of the European Union, including not only economic cohesion but also the social and territorial ones, and “contributes to most, if not all 17 SDGs" (European Commission, 2019). This paper proposes a methodology that evaluates the sustainability of the operational programmes co-financed by the Union with reference to the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda and it is based specifically on the 143 intervention fields. The developed methodology can be used as a decision support tool for the European Union itself as a means of monitoring expenditure with reference to the 2030 Agenda in the various European Cohesion Policies. The present work briefly presents the model developed and its first results, deriving from the pilot applications to the Sardinia ERDF and ESF 2014-2020 ROPs.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, SDGs, Cohesion Policy, Localization

JEL Classification: R58, H83, C43, Q56

Suggested Citation

Cavalli, Laura and Sanna, Sandro and Alibegovic, Mia and Arras, Filippo and Cocco, Gianluca and Farnia, Luca and Manca, Emanuela and Mulas, Luisa F. and Onnis, Marco and Ortu, Sandro and Romani, Ilenia G. and Testa, Marta, The Contribution of the European Cohesion Policy to the 2030 Agenda: an Application to the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (October 6, 2020). FEEM Working Paper No. 11.2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3706003 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3706003

Laura Cavalli (Contact Author)

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

Italy

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan - Department of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

20123 Milano
Italy

Sandro Sanna

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna - Centro Regionale di Programmazione ( email )

via Battisti sn
Cagliari, CA 09123
Italy
+390706064983 (Phone)
09123 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sardegnaprogrammazione.it

Mia Alibegovic

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Italy

Filippo Arras

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

via Roma, 80
Cagliari, 09123
Italy

Gianluca Cocco

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

via Roma, 80
Cagliari, 09123
Italy

Luca Farnia

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Emanuela Manca

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

via Roma, 80
Cagliari, 09123
Italy

Luisa F. Mulas

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

via Roma, 80
Cagliari, 09123
Italy

Marco Onnis

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente

via Cesare Battisti sn
Cagliari, 09123
Italy

Sandro Ortu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ilenia G. Romani

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Italy

Marta Testa

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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