all projects

Evaluation of the European Green Deal


European Commission (DG REGIO)




COWI, Milieu, CSIL

Our mission

The evaluation of the European Green Deal related aspects of EU cohesion policy is one of a total of 14 parallel studies analysing the EU’s cohesion policy from 2014 to 2020. The study covers various sustainability transition topics such as the promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate adaptation, biodiversity, resource management, and sustainable mobility. The project is being managed externally by COWI, CSIL and Milieu are partners along with Prognos.

Our approach

In the context of this evaluation Prognos is responsible for

  • Various statistical analysis
  • The creation of a total of 12 theories of change, one for each of the thematically grouped policy instruments of the evaluation
  • A literature and document review
  • Four case studies
  • Detailed analyses of operational programmes from five German federal states

The project started in September 2022 and will run until February 2025.

In addition to this evaluation that assesses the contributions of Cohesion Policy spending during the 2014-2020 period to the climate and environment objectives of the EU, Prognos is involved in two further parallel studies on EU cohesion policy 2014-2020. Firstly, the evaluation of SME funding (led by CSIL) and, secondly, the evaluation of funding for research, technological development, and innovation, which is led by Prognos.

Project team: Daniel Gehrt, Richard Simpson, Vera Fuhs, Victor Wichmann, Anja Breuer, Dr. Stephan Heinrich, Nico Dietzsch, Michael Kutschera, Lorenzo Pelizzari, Nora Langreder, Tim Trachsel

Last update: January 2023

Do you have questions?

Your contact at Prognos

Daniel Gehrt

Senior Project Manager

View profile

Richard Simpson

Project Manager

View profile

Mehr Studien & Projekte zu diesem Thema

More studies & projects on this topic

Strengthening Europe’s innovation power

| Project

Prognos supports the European Commission’s General Commission for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) in the strategic development of EU research and innovation policy.

Significance of the German economy for Europe

| Project

Growth in the German economy benefits the whole of Europe. Our study for the vbw shows that this is due to the size of the economy and its strong foreign trade networks.

Study on Poverty and income inequality in the context of the digital transformation

| Project

The study for the European Commission examines the impact of digitalisation on the employment situation in the individual member states as well as on the EU economy as a whole.

European cluster ecosystems united

| Project update

The European Cluster Conference is a key element of cluster collaboration. It focuses on political priorities, the exchange of best practices and practical contacts across a comprehensive EU-wide network.

Realignment of European structural funds

| Project

Prognos and partners are developing conclusions for the further development of the European structural funds after 2027 by integrating relevant stakeholders.

Five challenges: How Europe remains competitive in the future

| Expertise

What needs to happen for Europe to survive in global competition? We analysed this at the “12 Minutes Europe – Meeting Global Challenges” event organised by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Harnessing Talent Platform: Technical support in progress

| Project update

The Harnessing Talent Platform supports selected regions within the EU that are particularly affected by demographic change and the brain drain. The technical support that Prognos is providing in some regions has now been launched with kick-off meetings.

Electricity grid expansion makes headway

| Project

For over 15 years now Prognos has been bringing together the actors concerned by the expansion of the electricity grid and facilitating dialogue between them – from the Danish to the Swiss bor-der.

Support for the Just Transition Platform

| Project

Through the Just Transition Platform (JTP), the EU supports the member states and regions in achieving their climate targets in a fair manner. Prognos provided the JTP with in-depth analyses and knowledge management.

The potential of smart specialisation strategies

| Project

In collaboration with Prof. Dominique Foray, Prognos compiled a policy brief identifying the potential of smart specialisation strategies for driving forward structural transformation.

About us

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