Within the project, a midterm evaluation of the EU co-financed funding activities that are conducted within the Department 16 of the Styrian state government was conducted. These are projects under Axis 4 in the Austrian Rural Development Programme 2007-2013, Integrated Sustainable Regional Development in the “Regional Competitiveness Styria 2007-2013” programme and projects from the bilateral European Territorial Cooperation programmes Slovenia-Austria and Hungary- Austria with Styrian financing. Core contents were:

  • An interim evaluation of the project implementation.
  • Checking the focus of the projects in terms of achievement of the program objectives and derivation of a possible need for action.
  • The development of recommendations for the future programming period especially in terms of management structures with an emphasis on the regional and LEADER management structures.


Period: 2010
 - 2011
Client: Office of the Government of Styria, Dept. 16, Austria

Partner: ÖAR GmbH

Methods: Statistical analyses, Intervention logic development, Triangulation and synthesis, Analysis of financial data, Evaluation design, Stakeholder dialogue, Mapping

Project team

  • Bernd Schuh

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