Ex-ante evaluation of the financial instruments of the Operational Programmes of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Berlin for the ERDF in the Funding Period 2014-2020

Implementation of an ex-ante evaluation with focus on financial instruments (loans, venture capital, holdings, a.s.o.) which are intended for the implementation of  the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the period 2014-2020 in the federal states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Berlin.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomeranian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Construction and Tourism
Berlin Senate Administration for Economic Affairs, Technology and research


Guideline for local/regional Actors to support a sustainable development by EU-Cohesion Policy

Development of a guideline for communities and regions regarding funding opportunities and conditions in the context of the realignment of EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020; the project contains elaborating of basic contents, the preparation, implementation and following-up of two workshops and elaborating the guideline.

Contract: German Federal Environmental Agency


Elaboration of the Operational Programme for the ERDF in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland 2014-2020

Support of the programme draft for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) period 2014-2020, especially draft of the strategy,  funding measures and indicators, and support of the participation and discussion processes with all stakeholders.

Contract: Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Rural Areas and Consumer Protection
Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry for Economic Affairs, Climate Protection, Energy and Regional Planning
Saarland Ministry for Economic Affairs, Employment, Energy and Transport


Ex ante evaluation of the ERDF Programme for Berlin 2014-2020

Implementation of an ex-ante evaluation with focus on objectives, strategies and measures as well as on horizontal objectives for the funding period 2014-2020. It also contains implementation and evaluation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) which will be applied to structural funds programmes. Due to its character as process oriented evaluation, consultation of the contractor is also part of the tasks.

Contract: Berlin Senate Administration for Economic Affairs, Technology and Research


Mainstreaming Climate Change into CSF-Funds 2014-2020

Examination of the Operational Programmes of the GSR funds for Germany regarding the question in how far aims of climate protection and adaption to climate change are taken into account.

Contract: Department of (Directorates-General) Climate Action of the European Commission


Socio-economic  and SWOT analysis for the ERDF and ESF Programme as well as the Regional Innovation Strategy for Rhinland-Palatinate and Saarland

Implementation of multi-fond Socio-Economic Analysis and fund-specific SWOT Analysis for ERDF and ELER programme of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland for the years 2014-2020 and elaboration of a Regional Innovation Strategy for Rhineland-Palatinate.

Contract: Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry for Economic Affairs, Climate Protection, Energy and Regional Planning
Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viniculture and Forest
Saarland Ministry for Economic Affairs, Employment, Energy and Transport


Moderation of expert discussions for preparation of the ERDF  Operational Programme in Berlin

Content conception, implementation and moderation of  four expert discussions concerning strategic orientation of the ERDF support in Berlin 2014-2020.

Contract: Berlin Senate Administration for Economic Affairs, Technology and Research


Strategic Environmental Assessment for the ERDF Programme in Bavaria 2014-2020

Implementation of  the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) according to EU directive 2001/42/EG for the European Regional Development Fund  ERDF period 2014-2020 in Bavaria.

Contract: Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Transport and Technology


Territorial dimension in future EU Cohesion Policy

Analysis of options to implement the principle of territorial cohesion into the relevant EU departmental policies.

Contract: Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development


National Strategic Reporting on EU Structural Funds for Germany 2009

At the end of 2009 all EU Member States presented a National Strategic Reporting for the implementation of EU cohesion policy at national level. This report includes the analysis of the contribution of each national operational programme to the EU strategies (Lisbon strategy, Sustainable development strategy, Employment strategy). TAURUS ECO Consulting was in charge of carrying out this report for Germany (external link).

Contract: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology)


Study „Regional Governance in the context of Globalisation“

The objective of this study was the estimation of the administrative structures and costs at national and regional level for all ERDF and Cohesion Fund Operational Programmes, including part of the INTERREG programmes (supporting period 2007-2013). TAURUS ECO Consulting was in charge of the country reports for Portugal and Germany, under the coordination of SWECO International.

Contract: EU – General Directorate for Regional Policy


Preparation of the ERDF Operational Programme for the objective „Regional competitiveness and employment“ for the period 2007-2013, in Rheinland- Palatinate

The federal state Rhineland-Palatinate establishes its funding programme "Growth through Innovation" for the ERDF period 2007-2013. TAURUS ECO Consulting support embraced the socio-economic analysis, the development of the strategy and the preparation of the contents of the different measures as well as the moderation processes for the participation and concertation between the different actors. 

Contract: Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Landwirtschaft, Weinbau und Verkehr von Rheinland-Pfalz (Ministry of Economics, Agriculture, Viticulture and  Transports of Rhineland-Palatinate)


Ex-ante evaluation and Strategic Environmental Assessmentof the Operational Programme Objective 3 "European territorial cooperation 2007-2013 Greater Region"

TAURUS ECO Consulting was in charge for the Operational Programme "European territorial cooperation 2007-2013 Greater Region" (Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Lorraine and Wallonia) of the ex-ante evaluation of objectives, strategies, priorities and measures as well as of the Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Contract: Ministry of the Interior, DATER, Luxembourg


Follow-up of the ERDF Saarland for the supporting period 2007-2013

TAURUS ECO Consulting supported the Managing Authority of the ERDF Saarland on the further development of the system of indicators, preparation of the evaluation plan and elaboration of the annual execution reports of the Operational Programme ERDF.

Contract: Ministerium für Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft des Saarlandes (Ministry of economics and science of Saarland)


INTERREG-IIIC-Projekt E-bird „Functional workforce basins, spatial characteristics and dynamics of employment and impacts on a sustainable territorial management in the Greater Region"

In the project the real functional workforce basins and interrelations within the Greater Region (Luxembourg, Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland) have been analysed independently from physical borders and national administrations. Recommendations were proposed.

Contract: INTERREG IIIC, Ministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Familie und Gesundheit  Rheinland-Pfalz (Ministry for the Employment, Society, Family and Health), Nikolaus Koch Stiftung Trier