This is the final study for “Analysis of ERDF support for inclusive growth in the 2014-2020 programming period”, assigned by the European Commission to the consortium of VVA, CSIL, IRS and Oxford Research.

The overall objective of the study is to compile a solid base of evidence that allow to assess how and to what extent the regulatory provisions relating to inclusive growth have been incorporated and addressed in the PAs and the OPs for the 2014 – 2020 programming period. The findings stemming from the research will ultimately feed into the debate about the future of Cohesion Policy after 2020, and improve the implementation of inclusive growth in the current programming period 2014-2020. More specifically, the study:

  • Assesses how inclusive growth is strategically programmed in the MS by analysing certain elements of all PAs as well as the relevant OPs (OPs) for the current programming period;
  • Gets a deeper insight in the OPs by developing and conducting an on-line survey and identifying the main strengths, weaknesses and bottlenecks in programming and first implementation of inclusive growth ERDF investments based on interviews;
  • Draws conclusions to feed in the reflections about the future European Cohesion policy.
See all projects →