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Culture and tourism : ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) : final report, executive summary work package 9.

Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2016.

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  • Title:
    Culture and tourism : ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) : final report, executive summary work package 9.
  • Contributor: IRS.;
    European Commission. Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.;
    CSIL.;
    Ciset.;
    BOP Consulting.
  • Subjects: European Regional Development Fund; Cohesion Fund; tourism; culture; public investment; economic and social cohesion; financing
  • Rights: Terms governing use: Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged
  • Publication Details: Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2016.
  • Language: Multiple languages
  • Description: Summary: Culture and tourism have emerged as important recipients of ERDF funding. In the 2007-2013 programming period 80% of ERDF Operational Programmes provided support for investment in culture and tourism. A minimum of EUR 14.4 billion was allocated to culture and tourism if account is taken only of direct funding (i.e. leaving aside other support going to SMEs, transport and urban regeneration, for example, which could also have benefited culture and tourism). Given the pre-existing scattered and rather scant evidence available on the effectiveness of ERDF investments in culture and tourism, the main objective of the evaluation was to provide factual and concrete evidence on the logic for ERDF support of these sectors in the 2007-2013 period, the nature and distribution of the interventions, together with their main achievements and expected effects on territorial development. The evaluation is based on a range of research tools, including a review of the literature, an analysis of available statistical and administrative data, a cluster analysis and an on-line survey of 95 regional Managing Authorities, 6 in-depth regional case studies and 12 mini-case studies of specific projects. Besides the usual challenges of a multi programme evaluation, two specific challenges for the evaluation were the lack of a universally accepted definition of the culture sector, and difficulties in isolating all tourism activities, which tend to cut across, and are located in, many different sectors (e.g. transport, construction, manufacturing).
  • Identifier: ISBN 9789279587924
    10.2776/82816 doi; System number 017866761
  • Notes: December 10th, 2015.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • UIN: BLL01017866761

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