Study on "Socio-economic challenges, potentials and impacts of transnational cooperation in central Europe"
published by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE in October 2018.
In this study from October 2018, a group of economists from wiiw has analysed past and potential future contributions of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE to cohesion in central Europe.
Firstly, the study takes a look at the main territorial challenges and needs affecting the area. This part of the study analyses the specific needs that are to be addressed by cooperation in order to improve working and living conditions of people in central Europe.
Secondly, it analyses impacts and results of cooperation projects funded between 2007 and 2013. This is complemented by an initial analysis of already available data and information of currently funded projects.
Thirdly, the authors assess potential contributions of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE for tackling the key challenges of central Europe as a functional area. They comment on synergies with other EU policies and provide recommendations for the future scope and focus of the programme.
“Cooperation between countries is essential to make central Europe as a functional area more resilient to outside shocks.”
This is one of the key conclusions of the newly published study by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).
We have interviewed the study lead author Roman Römisch and asked him to briefly summarise his main findings.
Disclaimer: Information and views set out in this wiiw study are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Managing Authority or other programme bodies. The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Managing Authority cannot be held liable for the accuracy of data included in this study. Neither the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Managing Authority nor any person acting on it's behalf may be held responsible for any further use of information contained in the study and its accompanying documents.