Ex post evaluation of Cohesion policy programmes 2014-2020 financed by the ERDF - Work Package 12 – Study on crisis response

European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

European Commission - Dg REGIO

  • Start Date: October 2023

  • Status: In Progress

The general objective of the ex-post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2014-2020 - Work Package 12 is to assess to what extent the objectives of the EU responses to the crisis have been achieved. Indeed, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have affected Europe’s pathway and exacerbated vulnerabilities for many places and societal groups. By introducing a wide range of flexibilities and setting up specific crisis instruments, Cohesion Policy allowed Member States and regions to react quickly and effectively against the effects of the pandemic and the war in neighbouring Ukraine.
Work Package 12 of the ex-post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2014-2020 sets out to take stock of adjustments made to the Cohesion Policy regulatory framework and programme implementation and assess to what extent the objectives of crisis instruments have been achieved. It provides an assessment of the uptake of crisis instruments by Member States, reviews which measures were selected by Member States and what was the effect on the overall implementation of programmes. The service evaluates the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the crisis instruments and provides lessons learned for strengthening resilience in view of future crises.

The study is led by Spatial Foresight GmbH, in consortium with t33, OIR GmbH and wiiw - Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche.

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