This thesis examines the work of four out of 17 municipalities in the region of Zealand concerning their EU project funding work and their approach towards EU applications in a comparative case study; the objective is to analyze what affects the scope of applications for EU projects in the municipalities of the Region of Zealand.
Empirical evidence has been collected through in-depth interviews with the fundraisers and international coordinators of the case municipalities. The thesis seeks to discover the motivation for municipalities in the Region of Zealand to apply for EU funding in a comparative case study. By the use of the new institutionalism s framework in a comparative case study, it examines the behavior as well as previous choices of the investigated municipalities with regards to EU funding. Finding are somewhat clear. It concludes that the factors contributing to the scope of the applications are the following: The fundraisers’ allocated and regular working time focused on the international area, the fundraisers’ ability to write applications and lead projects (alone vs. not alone - the form of work), the budget framework in the municipality, the fundraisers’ ability to communicate and convince the administration of the project, and lastly the wishes and goals of the municipality (money vs. innovation).
The thesis is a descriptive study that has contributed to an understanding on what makes municipalities apply for EU funding and projects – an area that has so far been vaguely researched.
|Uddannelser||Forvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 dec. 2017|
|Vejledere||Jesper Dahl Kelstrup|