Figure 11: Total 2014-2020 ESIF budget by theme

Integrated use of ESI funds to address social challenges

Original publication: July 2017 Authors: t33: François LEVARLET, Nicola BRIGNANI, Andrea GRAMILLANO Tamam Sarl: Armelle LEDAN PRADE EureConsult: Thomas STUMM Nordregio: Lisbeth GREVE HARBO In addition the research team included the following national experts: Konstantinos APOSTOLIDIS, Sebastian BONIS, Pietro CELOTTI, Roxana DIACONU, Andrea FLORIA, Dea HRELJA, Elodie LORGEOUX, Marjan MARJANOVIC Read more…

Figure 16: European Quality of Government Index (EQI) 2013

Lessons learnt from the Closure of the 2007-13 Programming Period

Original publication: June 2017 Authors: European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: Martin Ferry, Stefan Kah Case studies: Stefan Kah (DE, Bavaria OP), Kaisa Granqvist (FI, West Finland), Timothée Lehuraux (FR, Centre OP), Eleftherios Antonopoulos (GR, Reinforcement of Accessibility OP), Laura Polverari (IT, Lombardy OP), Martin Ferry (PL, Pomorskie Read more…

Figure 16: EIB project cycle

Financial instruments in the 2014-20 programming period: First experiences of Member States

Original publication: October 2016 Author: Györgyi NYIKOS, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary Short link to this post: Available languages: Background The role of financial instruments has grown over several programming periods, thanks to their leverage effect on public investment resources, their capacity to combine different forms of public Read more…


Technical Assistance at the Initiative of the Commission

Original publication: September 2016 Authors: Filipa Azevedo, Diána Haase – Research Administrators Short link to this post: Available languages: The Concept of Technical Assistance The term ‘technical assistance’ has been widely used by international organisations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in a sense that Read more…


Evaluation of the Report under Article 16(3) of the CPR

Original publication: September 2016 Authors: Diána Haase and Filipa Azevedo, Research Administrators Short link to this post: Available languages: The Committee on Regional Development (REGI) of the European Parliament (EP) decided to draw up an implementation report on the European Commission (EC) communication on “Investing in jobs and growth Read more…

Figure 1: Coverage of SCOs in the ESF in 2007-2013 (black) and 2014-2020 (red), percentage of total ESF budget covered per Member State

Simplified Cost Options in Practice

Original publication: June 2016 Authors: Blomeyer & Sanz: Mike Beke, Roland Blomeyer, Nicolò Franceschelli, Elsa Perreau, Antonio Sanz Short link to this post: Available languages: Introduction – objectives, scope and methodology Further to a request by the European Parliament (Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies), this study was Read more…

Figure 3: Relation between Horizon 2020 and ESIF funding

Maximisation of Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds and Other EU Instruments to Attain Europe 2020 Goals

Original publication: June 2016 Authors: Martin Ferry, Stefan Kah, John Bachtler Case studies: Stefan Kah (AT – RIS3); Irene McMaster (CZ – Horizon 2020); Viktoriya Dozhdeva (ES – COSME); Timothée Lehuraux (FR – EFSI); Martin Ferry (PL – CEF); Cristian Surubaru (RO – EIP-AGRI); Philip Vernon (UK Wales – Horizon Read more…

Figure 1: Electronic exchange of information in the 2014-2020 period through e-Cohesion


Original publication: April 2016 Authors: Metis GmbH: Jürgen Pucher, Isabel Naylon, Herta Tödtling-Schönhofer Short link to this post: Available languages: This study offers insight on the e-Cohesion initiative and describes how it is being applied in the Member States (MS). It explains the concept of e-Cohesion as laid down Read more…

Figure 6: Geographical distribution of SPLs in the 2007-2013 period

Review of the Role of the EIB Group in European Cohesion Policy

Original publication: March 2016 Authors: EPRC – University of Strathclyde: Arno van der Zwet, John Bachtler, Stephen Miller, Phillip Vernon, Viktoriya Dozhdeva Advisors: EPRC – University of Strathclyde: Fiona Wishlade, Rona Michie Short link to this post: Available languages: The role of the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) – comprising Read more…