|dc.description.abstract||This research aims to provide details about procedures by means of South Italy, and
Sardinia in particular, has managed, used and valued European funds for local
development. The thesis starts analyzing the subject of “Southern question”, that has
marked the history of Southern Italy.
Then the focus shifts to the European dimension, dealing with the concept of regional
development within the EU.
The survey period runs from the creation of the European Economic Community (with
the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957), up to current procedures for regions
activated by European Union, facing all the innovations introduced by reforms of
Structural Funds , with a historical – social survey parameter.
Initially there is talk little about regional development, in contrast with recent years,
making room to the issue of territorial governance and to the goals of economic growth
and social development. In order to realize new cohesion policy there was need to
enable a radical reform of Structural Funds, relating to objectives, procedures and
Delors Packages defined guidelines for regional policy in Europe, activating principles
that still form the core of structural interventions, summarized as follows: Concentration
of aid to the regions lagging behind in development; Organization of specific problems
in priorities or objectives; Principle of partnership; Principle of additionality: European
funds are meant as additional measures to national support, not a substitute... [edited by author]||en_US