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.


DG Regio, European Commission

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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.