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  • Call for Tender for Applied Research

    "Financial Instruments and Territorial Cohesion"

     

    19 April 2017 - The service shall provide territorial analysis on the impacts of European Structural and Investment Funds’ financial instruments in the 2007-2013 programming period and where data allows in the 2014-2020 programming period. The main outcome should be evidence on what the increasing shift to using financial instruments implies for the objective of territorial cohesion and whether using financial instruments as a complement to grant schemes is a more effective way to implement European Structural and Investment Funds in terms of added value for territorial development.

    Policy questions

    More concretely, the objective of this activity is to receive answers to the following key policy questions:

    • What added value do ESIF financial instruments produce when implemented as a complement to grant schemes and how are the benefits distributed across countries and their regions?
    • Where and how are financial instruments being implemented and what are the main territory-related drivers and obstacles?
    • What does the increasing shift to financial instruments imply for the objective of territorial cohesion?
    • Is using financial instruments as a complement to grant schemes an effective way to implement European Structural and Investment Funds in terms of added value for territorial development?
    • How are different territorial features, governance mechanisms and administrative capacities supporting or hindering the use of financial instruments in this new setting in terms of regional development?

    Budget

    The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 750,000.00, exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

    Tendering documents

    The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, can be accessed free of charge, until 7 days before submission deadline, as follows:

    Deadline

    Deadline for the submission of the offers is 22 May 2017 at 10:00 (CET - Central European Time).

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