Cohesion policy
February 2024
Cohesion policy
A management audit
Adriaan Schout

Disclaimer: The research for and production of this report has been conducted within the PROGRESS research framework agreement. Responsibility for the contents and for the opinions expressed, rests solely with the authors and does not constitute, nor should be construed as, an endorsement by the Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence.

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over

and over again and expecting different results.”


“The risk that no change will take place is also very high”

(Barca Report 2009, p. VI)

About the author

Adriaan Schout is Senior Research Fellow at Clingendael Institute & Professor European Public Administration at Radboud University.

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