Structural & Cohesion Policy strengthens regions.
The tasks of cohesion and structural policy at EU, federal, state and local level: boosting competitiveness of regional economies, spurring growth and pushing for structural change in the regions. This includes inducing catch-up processes in structurally weaker regions while contributing to important political objectives – such as digitization, Industry 4.0, the knowledge economy, climate and environmental protection.
EU Structural and Investment Funds for regional growth
Structural and cohesion policy is one of the EU's key policies and complements national regional policies. The Structural and Investment Funds are intended to support smart, sustainable and integrative growth within the regions. Among the European Structural and Investment Funds are the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).
Successful structural and regional policy: Clear goals and stakeholder involvement
Efficient and effective structural and regional policy requires strategies that pursue clear goals and are synchronized with key players within regions. Structural policy programs should focus on specific regional needs to ensure that subsidies are allocated effectively. This cannot be achieved without individual strategies as well as sound program design and implementation processes. Regular evaluation of the funding programs provides a valuable and robust basis for political decisions.
Cohesion Policy: A selection of our services
Our consultancy services cover the entire policy cycle: We support our clients along the value chain of structural and cohesion policy.
Our portfolio includes strategy development, program design and implementation for regions, associations and chambers of commerce, as well as process organization and support.
We evaluate European, national and regional funding schemes.
Decades of experience
We can rely on decades of experience at both European and national levels (for instance ERDF, ESF, INTERREG and GRW).
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Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer
Vice-Director, Head of EU-Services
Prognos – Providing Orientation.
Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.Learn more