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This searchable database has been developed primarily for project promoters, policy makers and other practitioners to promote policy learning. During 2007-2009 it provided access to a growing collection of in-depth project analyses to actively support the exchange of experience. In July 2010 it was expanded to include specific ex-post regional analyses.
This searchable database therefore contains three types of documents:

  • Case studies of specific projects funded under the EU's Cohesion policy from 2000 onwards. The project specific case studies present the regional strategic context, the activities and the results achieved, the partnership developed, the innovative dimension, the obstacles encountered in implementing the innovation project and conclude with the lessons learnt and good practices identified.

  • Ex-post evaluation reports commissioned by DG REGIO on specific sectoral, regional or urban programmes or sub-programmes.  The overall synthesis reports under the different ex-post evaluation work packages are not stored here but available on this link.

  • Summaries of those RegioStars finalists pre-selected by independent juries (where a case study has not been prepared).

The database is searchable by sector and sub-sectors, member states or regions. A short synthesis and project / author contact details are provided on screen while the full case study or evaluation report (where available) is linked for download. For further information on the origins and development of this database, see the Regions for Economic change website

In addition to this database, several hundred short descriptions of Cohesion Policy funded projects in many regions across all member states over several programming periods are available in the Projects database.

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