Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy Programmes 2014-2020: Crisis response

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Regional Policy


This evaluation study aims to review the adjustments brought to the EU Cohesion Policy regulatory framework in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and the war in Ukraine: CRII, CRII+, REACT-EU, CARE, CARE+, FAST-CARE and SAFE. More specifically, it will assess whether (and the extent to which) the objectives of these crisis responses have been achieved, and how Member States and regions took up the instruments and flexibility mechanisms they introduced. It will thus evaluate the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the crisis responses and provide lessons learned for strengthening resilience in view of future crises. To do so, this study relies on a large range of quantitative and qualitative research methods: data analysis, literature review, survey, interviews, case studies, etc. This study is coordinated by Spatial Foresight.


November 2023 - December 2024

wiiw team Leader

Ambre Maucorps

wiiw Staff

Corinna Covi

Project Partners

Spatial Foresight, ÖIR, t33

Countries covered: EU

Research Areas: Regional Development