Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Mittelost-/Südosteuropa und dem Donauraum mit Relevanz für Raumentwicklung in Österreich

Client/Funding Institution

Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria


The study (developed in cooperation with Rosinak&Partner) analyses recent trends and developments in the Central and East European (CEE) and Southeast European (SEE) countries and the implication for Austrian regional policy. The aim of the study is to contribute to the evaluation of current Austrian and European regional policy instruments as well as to the Austrian preparation of the post-2020 EU Cohesion policy. In an overview, the study analyses a) the main (economic) trends in Austria and the CEE/SEE countries; b) their trade, investment, labour market, transport and tourism relationships; and c) Austrian regional policy in the national and European context. The results of the analysis allow drawing conclusions and recommendations for developing policy initiatives in Austria and the EU.


September 2015 - May 2016

wiiw team Leader

Roman Römisch

wiiw Staff

Ronald Hartwig

Project Partners


Countries covered: Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia

Research Areas: Regional Development