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Work package 4 “Structural Change and Globalisation”

The ex post evaluation of cohesion policy programmes 2000-2006 co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development (Objective 1 and 2). - Work package 4 “Structural Change and Globalisation”

The aim of this evaluation study was to assess the contribution of interventions financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) during the period 2000-2006 in supporting regional structural change and enabling adaptation to globalization. The analysis concentrated on support to innovation. The study focused on Objective 2 regions, i.e., the priority objective supporting the economic and social conversion of areas facing structural difficulties. The evaluation relied on an EU-wide statistical analysis of regional trends in structural change and 12 regional case studies of policy responses adopted in order to adapt to structural change.

Client: European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy, 2008-2010

Final report and case studies available here

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