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Expert Evaluation Network Delivering Policy Analysis on the Performance of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 (2007- 2011)
The Directorate General for Regional Policy of the European Commission (EC) is responsible for implementing the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund in the 27 EU Member States. In the 2007-2013 period, these EU funds were about 268 billion Euros, spread over 330 operational programmes, structured around three objectives of cohesion policy: Convergence, Regional Competitiveness and Employment, European…
Ex-Post Evaluation of the INTERREG III Community Initiative Programme
INTERREG III is a Community Initiative Programme, financed by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and implemented in the 2000-2006 period. The main principles for implementing the programme are: (i) the implementation of strategies and programmes of transnational and cross-border joint development nature; (ii) strengthening of partnerships between different levels of government with the relevant socio-economic agents; (iii) coordination between…
Elaboration of the Operational Programme for Transnational Cooperation of the Southwest European Space in the 2007-2013 Programming Period
The Southwest European Space Territorial Cooperation Operational Programme (SUDOE) is a community initiative that supports regional development by co-funding transnational projects through the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) for the 2007-2013 period. It mobilizes about 132 million Euros, divided into four main priority axes of intervention: (i) to promote innovation and the creation of stable networks of cooperation in technology;…
ESPON Action 1.1.3. Enlargement of European Union and the Wider European Perspective as Regards Its Polycentric Spatial Structure
The European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON) is a research programme promoted by the European Union and aims at supporting a cohesive and harmonious development of the European territory. In its first phase (2002-2006), the programme promoted 34 studies carried out by transnational project groups, composed by teams of researchers from at least three different European countries.…
The Emigration from the Less-favoured Regions: the Brain-drain and Regional Development in the European Union
The freedom benefited by the EU citizens of working anywhere in the Union has the consequence that people from disadvantaged regions have more opportunities to work outside their home regions. The emigration of people with high skill levels from disadvantaged to more prosperous regions reduces the potential development of regions with lower rates of development, increasing regional disparities. This phenomenon,…
MEDORA Project (Typological Mapping of Mediterranean Rural Areas) integrated in the ORA Programme – TELEMATICS SYSTEMS FOR RURAL AREAS
Recent innovations in the field of information technology and telecommunications may reduce the distances and minimize the costs of location in remote areas, thereby contributing to a better social, economic and territorial integration of the different areas of the European territory. In this context, the European Commission created the ORA Programme, in 1990, specifically designed to promote research and technological…

Projects developed in the area of European Studies

2017
Study on the extent to which and how Member States used the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund in the programming periods 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 to support their justice system
Comissão Europeia (DG Justice)
2016
Support of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) to the Implementation of the Country Specific Recommendations and to Structural Reforms in Member States
Comissão Europeia (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion)
The Mediterranean islands and the Europe 2020 Strategy: An assessment of the situation in the Mediterranean islands in terms of Intelligent, Integrative and Sustainable Growth
BALEARIC EUROPE CENTER, Vice-presidency and Ministry of Innovation, Research and Tourism
Evaluation Helpdesk
Comissão Europeia (DG REGIO)
2015
Review of evaluations of cohesion policy 2007-13 and of structured approach to the review of the 2014-20 evaluation plans
General Directorate of Urban and Regional Policy of the European Commission
Ex-Post evaluation of cohesion policy programes 2007-2013, focusing on the ERDF and Cohesion Fund – Work Package Thirteen: Geography of Expenditure
General Directorate of Urban and Regional Policy of the European Commission
2014
Mid-Term Review of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants 2009-2014
Comissão Europeia (DG REGIO)
2013
Pilot project: exchange programme for young farmers
European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
2012
Expert Evaluation Network Delivering Policy Analysis on the Performance of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 (2007- 2011)
European Commission
2011
Avaliação do plano de comunicação do Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transnacional Espaço Sudoeste Europeu (SUDOE)
Direcção General de Economia e Hacienda da Comunidad Autónoma de Cantábria
Mid-Term evaluation of the European-Southwest space territorial coperation programme – SUDOE (2007-2013)
Cantabria’s Autonomous Region
Sustainable Urban Development in Portugal: an Integrated Approach
DG REGIO
Expert Evaluation Network Delivering Policy Analysis on the Performance of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 (2007-2011)
European Commission
2009
Ex-Post Evaluation of the European Social Fund 2000-2006
European Commission
Distribution of Competences in Relation to Regional Development Policies in the Member States of the European Union
European Commission
2008
Ex-Post Evaluation of the INTERREG III Community Initiative Programme
European Commission
2006
Elaboration of the Operational Programme for Transnational Cooperation of the Southwest European Space in the 2007-2013 Programming Period
Gobierno de Cantábria
Análisis de los Proyectos Incluidos en el Programa Operativo INTERREG III A de Cooperación Transfronteriza España- Portugal 2000- 2006 y Preparación de un Documento de Divulgación
Ministerio de Economia y Hacienda
Elaboration of the Atlantic Area Transnational Cooperation Operational Programme in the Programming period 2007-2013 (Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland and United Kingdom)
Conseil Regional de la Region Poitou-Charentes
Evaluation of the Impacts of the state aids on the Development of the European Union Ultra-peripheral Regions (Guiana, Guadalupe, Martinique, Reunion, Azores, Madeira and Canary)
Vice-Presidency of the Regional Government of Madeira
Ex-Ante Evaluation and Environmental Strategic Evaluation of the Azores-Madeira-Canary Cooperation Programme in the framework of the Objective3 – European Territorial Cooperation
Joint Programming Group (GPC) Azores-Madeira-Canary
2005
Action Project 2.1.5 – Territorial Impacts of European Fisheries Policy (2004-2006)
European Commission
Mid-Term Evaluation Study Update on the Community Initiative Programme INTERREG III A 2000-2006 cross-border Cooperation Portugal-Spain
Ministério de Hacienda, Spain
Mid-Term Evaluation Study Update on the Community Initiative Programme INTERREG III B 2000-2006, Azores-Madeira-Canary
PROEXCA S.A.
2003
Mid-Term Evaluation Study update on the Community Initiative Programme INTERREG III A 2000-2006 Transfrontier Cooperation Portugal-Spain
Ministério de Hacienda, Spain
Mid-Term Evaluation Study update on the Community Initiative Programme INTERREG III B 2000-2006, Azores-Madeira-Canary
PROEXCA S.A.
2002
ESPON Action 1.1.3. Enlargement of European Union and the Wider European Perspective as Regards Its Polycentric Spatial Structure
European Commission
1998
LOT 21: Use of administrative or banking data to estimate economic trends in very small regions
EUROSTAT
1996
Business Related Services and Local and Regional Development
DGV of the Commission of the European Communities
1995
Evaluation of the Community Initiatives STRIDE, TELEMATIQUE and PRISMA
Commission of the European Communities
Environmental Benefits & Impacts of Advanced Communications (ENVIRON)
DG XIII of the Commission of the European Communities
1994
The Emigration from the Less-favoured Regions: the Brain-drain and Regional Development in the European Union
European Parliament
1993
MEDORA Project (Typological Mapping of Mediterranean Rural Areas) integrated in the ORA Programme – TELEMATICS SYSTEMS FOR RURAL AREAS
DG XIII of the Committee of European Communities