CSIL – Centre for Industrial Studies, in partnership with Prognos and Technopolis Group, is carrying out an “Evaluation of investments in Research and Technological Development (RTD) infrastructures and activities supported by the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) in the period 2007-2013”, on behalf of the European Commission, DG REGIO. On 7 May 2021, the project team has organised a webinar to present, discuss and validate the emerging findings of the study.
Over 150 RTD stakeholders and experts from Member States, pan-European institutions, and Commission officials joined the webinar and actively participated in the discussion. One of the key results of the study is a dashboard of funded projects and beneficiaries now available here for public consultation. This pilot exercise based on the collection, aggregation and classification of monitoring data provided for the first time information on the projects supported under specific categories of expenditure. Additional results of the study concerned national strategies and policy mix analysed through seven country case studies and the theory-based evaluation of selected policy instruments.
The study team will use insights from the webinar to reflect upon possible recommendations and improvements of future RTD support under ERDF post-2020, which will be published in a final report later this year.