Impact assessment related to the future development of Cohesion Policy and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds)

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Regional Policy


The purpose of this framework contract (lot 1 of 4 lots) is to provide input to planned and on-going Impact Assessments of Commission proposals on Cohesion Policy and the ESI Funds. The tasks range from background work to short term requests for providing ad hoc expertise and reports. It may also require carrying out analyses to support substantial parts of an Impact Assessment, including stakeholder consultations, economic modelling work and presentation of policy options and recommendations.


March 2014 - February 2017

wiiw team Leader

Roman Römisch

wiiw Staff

Ronald Hartwig

Project Partners

Ernst&Young (Coordinator); Ismeri; Applica; Wuppertal Institut; Steer Davies Gleave

Keywords: Cohesion

Countries covered: EU-28

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Regional Development