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Results – Studies on EU policy coordination in Germany, Denmark and France and lessons for the Netherlands

IOB conducts an evaluation of the EU coordination mechanism in the Netherlands. The central question of this evaluation focuses on the relevance and effectiveness of the Netherlands’ coordination mechanism for formulating national EU policy positions.  As part of this evaluation, IOB has commissioned country experts to examine the functioning of the EU coordination mechanisms in Denmark, Germany and France. This article presents the research papers completed by the country experts. 

Structure of the papers

  1. Lessons learned
    Section 1 presents lessons that the country studies suggest the Netherlands may learn from the functioning of the EU coordination mechanisms in Denmark, France and Germany. 
  2. Characteristics of the coordination mechanism
    Section 2 covers the organization of the coordination mechanism; objectives and values; and actors and strategic capacity. 
  3. Challenges and dilemmas
    Section 3 focuses on contextual challenging facing the coordination system and dilemmas inherent in it.
  4. Main findings
    The final section 4 presents the main findings of the country studies. 

The views presented in the document are those of the experts and do not represent the views of IOB. The studies’ findings will be used as input into IOB’s evaluation of the Dutch EU coordination mechanism.