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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) : regional case study Madrid, 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) : regional case study Madrid, work package 9.
  • Contributor: David Sartori;
    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; Community of Madrid; Spain; case study
  • Rights: Terms governing use: Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged
  • Publication Details: Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2016.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: The ERDF Operation Programme for the Community of Madrid allocated 33.5 million for operations in the fields of tourism and culture, which is about 10% of the total value of the programme. The objectives of the strategy in the two sectors are: - improving the quality of life for all regional residents by improving cultural endowments and accessibility to natural areas at local level; - enhancing assets and tourist services in those municipalities of the Community holding tourist potentials linked to historical and cultural heritage. The underlying rationale lies in the positive socio-economic effects that both culture and tourism goods and services are expected to generate as drivers of social cohesion. To implement the strategy, the following investment priorities have been defined by the regional authorities: - Conservation and improvement of natural spaces. - Improvement of tourism services. - Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. - Cultural infrastructures.
    Summary: The municipalities with a population of more than 35,000 inhabitants are the only recipients eligible for funding. At the same time, they are also entrusted with the selection, management and implementation of the projects. By far, infrastructural investments are the main project type. Soft measures, such as development of digital platforms and advertising campaigns, have been used to limited extent to update the existing touristic services supplied in the City of Madrid. The Managing Authority has not set up a system of indicators to measure the results of the strategy. The number of projects is the only indicator offered, which is not a relevant measure of achievements. The main reason underlying the lack of an appropriate monitoring system is that the areas of investment and the typology of projects the municipalities would have presented were unknown when the strategy was defined.
    Summary: However, the indicator system was not updated into the course of programme implementation, once the operations were being presented and approved for financing.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9789279588013
    10.2776/183229 doi; System number 017866768
  • Notes: October 2015.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • UIN: BLL01017866768

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