The overall objective of this evaluation for DG Regio of the European Commission is to assess how the provisions relating to ex ante conditionalities have been implemented in all 28 Member States of the EU during the programming of the European Structural and Investments Funds (ESI).
In doing this, the study provides:
a synthesis of how the provisions relating to the applicability and the fulfilment of ex ante conditionalities are reflected in all Partnership Agreements and operational programmes financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF), including multi-fund programmes.
an assessment of how the provisions relating to the applicability and the fulfilment of ex ante conditionalities have been implemented during the programming phase.
conclusions on strengths and weaknesses with regard to the application of ex ante conditionality provisions during the programming phase, as well as first conclusions on the value of this new element in the regulatory framework.
Panteia is collecting the information for the Netherlands.