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Current issue: EStIF 2/2016: Implementation and Evaluation of ESI Funds

This issue of EStIF brings together a selection of articles on implementation and evaluation of ESI Funds. In relation to the Evaluation Plans in selected EU programmes, the article by Laura Polverari critically reviews the changes linked to evaluation in the 2014-2020 ESI Fund’s regulation. Find out more on smart specialization and its implementation in the two Finnish regions (Ostrobothnia and Lapland), on the effects of the Cohesion Fund on supporting connectivity and on risk prevention measures in Portugal.

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Publication frequency: quarterly
approx. 80 pages
ISSN 21 96-82 68

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EStIF - European Structural and Investment Funds Journal

With the Programming Period which started in 2014, the journal responds to the growing need for information exchange between the various stakeholders involved. EStIF offers a platform for hands-on expertise in structural policy, and encourages knowledge exchange between European institutions and Member States in the field of ESI Funds.

This journal will:

  • Analyse the programming period 2007-2013,  as well as lessons learnt from it;
  • Prepare for the programming period 2014-2020 regarding management, implementation and control of European Structural and Investment Funds;
  • Provide a platform for sharing (best) practice and experiences of Member States & beneficiaries.

The journal focuses on the practical aspects of the implementation of ESI Funds in the European Union. Experienced specialists from both the European institutions and from the national and regional authorities actively contribute their expertise to this journal.

Upcoming deadlines
Issue 3/2016 
Submission: 30.09.2016  Publication: 23.11.2016
Issue 4/2016 
Submission: 28.10.2016  Publication: 19.12.2016


Editorial Board

Dirk Ahner
former Director-General for Regional Development, European Commission and Special Advisor to the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Balázs Dencső
Head of Unit G3: European Network and Monitoring of Rural Development Policy, Directorate G: Horizontal Aspects of Rural Development, Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission, Brussels

Björn Gabriel
Senior Adviser, Strategy, Policy & Coordination Division, Advisory Services Department, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Danuta Hübner
Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the Committee on Regional Development, former Commissioner for Regional Policy, Brussels

Philip McCann
Professor Economic Geography, University of Groningen

Rona Michie
Research Fellow, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Phedon A. Nicolaides
Jan Tinbergen Professor and Director of Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges and Academic Director at lexxion training

Kjell Nilsson
Director, Nordregio, Stockholm

Wolfgang Petzold
Head of Unit D2 - Events, Fora, Open Days, Committee of the Regions, Brussels

Martin Weber
Head of Audit Unit ERDF/CF, Transport and Energy, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg

Fiona Wishlade
Director, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Piotr Żuber
Director of the Department for Economic Strategy, Ministry of Economic Development, Poland

Country Correspondents

Austria Christina Bauer
Managing Authority, Alpine Space Programme, Salzburg
Belgium Louis Vervloet
ESF Agency Flanders, Brussels
Greece Anna Kanakaki
Regional Coordinator COP on Result Based Management, Management & Organisation Unit of Development Programmes, Athens
Hungary Júlia Szenthe
Former Senior Expert, Prime Minister’s Office, Budapest
Italy Olga Simeon
Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia 
Slovenia Peter Wostner
Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Ljubljana
United Kingdom Ken Cook
Welsh Government, European Funding Office, Conwy


Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

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