Support for the preparation of the analytical part of the position paper of Commission services on the use of the ERDF in Austria in the programming period 2021-2027

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Regional Policy


The aim of the project is to enable the European Commission to formulate a negotiation position for the discussion with Austria regarding its priorities for support by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the 2021-2027 programming period. The work is split into two tasks, whereby the first, analytical task will follow the structure of the EU Commission’s position paper and consist of the following sections:

  • Main challenges: This section provides an overview of Austria’s main socio-economic challenges.
  • Policy objectives: This section analyses the situation and key challenges for the policy objectives a) ‘a smarter Europe’, b) ‘a greener, low-carbon Europe’ and c) ‘a Europe closer to citizens’. The results of this section shall be indicative of key areas for future ERDF support.
  • Success factor for effective delivery: Enabling conditions: This section will analyse the Enabling conditions as formulated in Annex IV of the draft ‘Common provisions’ regulation and identify those conditions that may be problematic for Austria to fulfil.

Task 2 includes a discussion of the Task 1 results with Commission services.


August 2018 - September 2018

wiiw team Leader

Roman Römisch

Keywords: ERDF, European Regional Development Fund, socio-economic challenges, Austria, policy objectives, regional policy

Countries covered: Austria

Research Areas: Regional Development