European Added Value

Timeframe: Completed
Project Manager: Fredrik Langdal

As the battle for the budget of the European Union unfolds, the governments are setting priorities for the European Union. In this process, there are many references to our common interests and objectives. Advocates of various initiatives and projects often assert that their proposals will bring aboutEuropean added value.

This study seeks to shed light on the concept and its use in various policy settings. It also suggests some ways in which the formula could be converted from an all-purpose argument into a better tool for policy choices.