Evaluation of the main achievements of Cohesion Policy programmes and projects over the longer term in 15 selected regions (from 1989-1993 programming period to 2012.

This project assessed the long-term economic impact of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) from 1989 to 2012. Undertaken in collaboration with the London School of Economics and a network of nine other research institutes across Europe, the study involved a mix of in-depth quantitative and qualitative research in 15 case study regions in 10 countries. It provided new insights into the relevance, effectiveness and utility of Cohesion policy in the EU15.

Funded by: DG Regio, European Commission

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