Ex post evaluation of 2007-2013 ENPI CBC programmes report

Publication date: 2019

The aim of this evaluation is to assess the performance of Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) in the EU neighbourhood funded in the framework of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) 2007-2013, in order to draw lessons for the new generations of neighbourhood cross-border cooperation programmes, currently implemented under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) 2014-20201. The evaluation was carried out on the basis of four OECD/DAC criteria (effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability)2 plus the EC criteria of coherence and complementarity, EU value added, and lessons learned. It consisted of 8 evaluation questions agreed in the Inception Report.  In addition to this Executive Summary (Section 1), the Final Evaluation Report consists of an introduction presenting the objectives, scope and stages of the evaluation (Section 2), a background section contrasting the ENPI CBC original vision and assumptions with the context and reality of implementation (Section 3), an overview of projects funded under the 13 programmes (Section 4), an assessment of ENPI CBC performance frameworks (Section 5),  the replies to the evaluation questions assessing the performance of ENPI CBC 2007-2013 against the evaluation criteria (Section 6) and a set of 7 recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability and coherence of ongoing and future cross-border cooperation (Section 7). The Final Report is supplemented with 16 Annexes compiling and summarising information about ENPI and ENI CBC, including three case studies on the results and impact of ENPI CBC on specific borders and sectors (tourism development, marine environment and border management)

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