It is now well know that the serious constraints on public finance agreed upon at European level are heavily limiting the investment capacity of our country, especially of local authorities. In the near future, their financial resources seem destined to derive mainly from communitarian sources. However, at least till today, there have been various difficulties, first of all in accessing these financial sources (but also as in terms of expenditure capacity). It is therefore necessary to understand what hindered the access to these resources and facilitate their use. Among Italian regions, Tuscany records a particularly wide implementation of financed projects on the part of Municipalities through the funds of cohesion policy, and thus represents an interesting case study.
Autore: Silvia Duranti, Patrizia Lattarulo, Letizia Ravagli
Publication details: Published in EyesReg - Giornale di Scienze Regionali