The evaluation will analyse how ERDF support is invested with the aim to support SME development and innovation. The actual investments will be compared with available evidence on successful policies. Going deeper, the evaluation will in selected cases explore the policy mix, context and evidence of effectiveness. Finally, it will explore the contribution of ERDF support to observed results. Through the evaluation, evidence will be produced on types of successful interventions and the key success factors.
The deliverables of the ex-post evaluation are available on the Regio website at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/ec/2007-2013/#1.
Vignetti, Silvia, Mike Coye, Emanuela Sirtori, Mark Whittle, Julie Pellegrin and Georg Licht (2016), Support to SMEs - Increasing Research and Innovation in SMEs and SME Development. Final Report. Work Package 2, European Commission, Brussels. Download
15.07.2014 - 14.01.2016