Impact Evaluation of the Interreg Rhin Supérieur / Oberrhein Programme

Client/Funding Institution

Interreg Rhin Supérieur


The Interreg Rhin Supérieur / Oberrhein programme is one of the 60 cross-border programmes established in the framework of the EU Cohesion Policy for the programming period 2014-2020. It promotes regional cooperation within the Upper Rhine area spanning across 3 European countries (France, Germany and Switzerland) and pursues several Specific Objectives, including SME development and job creation. The impact evaluation assesses the effects of the Interreg Rhin Supérieur / Oberrhein programme by focusing on three main evaluation points: # The contribution of the programme to the expected changes in the Upper Rhine area; # The causality relationship between the programme and the observed changes; # The endogenous and exogenous factors influencing these changes. This evaluation addresses the programme’s Specific Objectives 8 (Extend cross-border development possibilities and opportunities for SMEs in the Upper Rhine area) and 9 (Increase employment opportunities through the development of strategic economic sectors in the Upper Rhine area).


September 2021 - December 2022

wiiw team Leader

Ambre Maucorps

wiiw Staff

Veronika Janyrova, Stefan Jestl, Roman Römisch

Project Partners


Countries covered: France, Germany, Switzerland

Research Areas: Regional Development