DG Regional Policy actively encourages research and the use of data on the ESIF and Structural Funds. Below we indicate some of the data available across different programming periods. Increasingly, this data is made available on the ESIF Open Data Platform in the data catalogue: https://cohesiondata.ec.europa.eu/browse . There you will find metadata pages and link to graphs giving insights into the dataset contents.
The DG REGIO evaluation unit welcomes feedback and will try to respond promptly to requests. Should you need data that is not in the catalogue, or should you require additional explanations (beyond what is in the metadata) please contact us.
Datasets available on the ESIF Open Data platform (with metadata files) - https://cohesiondata.ec.europa.eu/browse
a. Data on EU Payments
b. Data on budget commitments
For the programming period 2007-2013, progress in implementation was reported by the managing authorities in the programme annual implementation reports (AIR). This led to the capture of monitoring information on (1) allocations decided and how they changed over time, (2) amounts allocated to projects (project selection) and (3) information on ERDF and Cohesion Fund achievements as measured by the use of core indicators (common EU indicators).