European Commission DG REGIO opens this public consultation to collect stakeholders’ views on the investments supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 2014-2020 and to collect further evidence for their evaluation.

The consultation targets the main stakeholders directly involved during the 2014-2020 programming period, such as stakeholders involved in the management of operational programmes, stakeholders involved in the delivery of ERDF and CF operations as project promoters or beneficiaries, direct beneficiaries of the ERDF and CF support, monitoring, control and evaluation bodies, and the public.

The objective of the consultation process is to provide the main stakeholders with an opportunity to express their views on and experience of the investments evaluated and to encourage them to contribute to the data-gathering channels that will be put in place during the evaluation, such as surveys, expert fora, etc.

Seminars with key experts in the various sectoral domains covered by the work packages will also contribute to the validation of the evaluation findings.

How to contribute to the consultation?

You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire available. Questionnaires are available in some or all official EU languages. You can submit your responses in any official EU language.

For reasons of transparency, organisations and businesses taking part in public consultations are asked to register in the EU’s Transparency Register. In order to contribute you’ll need to register or login using your existing social media account.

If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, you can contact DG REGIO at

The consultation is open until 12 April 2023.

Consultation outcomes

 After the consultation, a factual summary report on the contributions received will be published on the Have your Say portal of the Commission.

You can also check some initial information on the feedback reecived on the public consultatiion webpage

Further information

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