This stand-alone report analyses global FDI flows towards Europe (extra-European FDI) with the purpose of develop tailor-made policy recommendations that can help spur extra-European FDI into Europe. Based on the analysis, we draw the following main conclusions:
Initiatives at the EU, national and regional levels can help attract more FDI and increase benefits from FDI for local firms
Special initiatives are needed to support less advantaged regions to help build clusters and establish a critical mass of economic activity in the region
A place-based approach to investment promotion is required to take inherent needs and strengths of the region into account
The report is part of a two-year research programme, The World in Europe, global FDI flows towards Europe. The programme casts new light on three topics related to the integration of Europe in the world economy:
Key conclusions and recommendations related to each of these topics can be found in three stand-alone reports and a number of scientific reports that contain detailed methodological descriptions and results. The insights gained from the study are summarised in a synthesis report that cuts across the three topics.
The study is commissioned by ESPONDownload