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Analysis of ERDF support of inclusive growth in the 2014-2020 programming period

This study was carried out to assess how inclusive growth has been addressed in the partnership agreements (PAs) and relevant operational programmes (OPs) for the 2014–2020 programming period in all 28 Member States.
Specifically, the study:

  • Assessed how inclusive growth is strategically programmed in the Member States by analyzing certain elements of all PAs as well as the relevant OPs for the current programming period – considering also the territorial dimension of the interventions, the application of the relevant horizontal priorities and the integrated approach needed to address vulnerable target groups;
  • Provided a deeper insight into the OPs by developing and conducting an online survey and identifies the main strengths, weaknesses, and bottlenecks in programming and first implementation of inclusive growth ERDF investments based on interviews;
  • Drawn conclusions to feed in the reflections about the future European regional policy.

Partners: VVA (Leader, BE), IRS (IT).
Client: EU Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
Years: 2016-2018 

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