Project References /Regional Policy and SME Promotion

05-11/2015: Economic Analysis of the Flood Protection Investment along the Upper Rhine River in Rhineland-Palatinate, Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viniculture and Forestry Researcher
 

11/2014-08/2015: Ex-post Evaluation ERDF 2007-2013: Work Package 3 "Financial Instruments" (Programme evaluation: ERDF Bavaria), Sub-contract of the EPRC-Metis-t33-consortium

Evaluator
 

02-12/2014: DG-AGRI study on Investment support under rural development policy (Task of PRAC was the coordination of different evaluation methods for the German case study, incl. input-output analysis, quasi-experimental causal inference models, cost-effectiveness analysis etc.), sub-contract of the Metis-WIFO-consortium

Evaluator
 

10/2012-08/2014: Ex-ante Evaluation ELER Hessen 2014+, on behalf of the Ministry for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, IfLS-Entera-ART-PRAC-Consortium

Evaluator
 

01/2013-04/2014: Ex-ante Evaluation ERDF Saarland 2014+, on behalf of the Ministry of Economy and Science, Sub-contract by Spatial Foresight, Luxemburg

Evaluator
 

11/2012-05/2014: Ex-ante Evaluation ERDF Thüringen 2014+, on behalf of the TMWAT, Sub-contract by Spatial Foresight, Luxemburg

Evaluator
 

10/2012-03/2014: Ex-ante-Evaluation ERDF Nordrhein-Westfalen 2014+, on behalf of the Ministry of Economy, Energy, Industry, SME and Crafts, Metis-IAT-PRAC-Consortium

Evaluator
 

10/2012-05/2014: Ex-ante-Evaluation ERDF Hessen 2014+, lead partner on behalf of the Hessen Ministry for Economy, Energy, Transportb and Land development, consortium PRAC - Dr.Dräger & Thielmann - IfLS

Team leader
 

08/2012-04/2014: Ex-ante-Evaluation ESF/ERDF Sachsen 2014+, on behalf of SMWA Dresden, Sub-contract of Metis Wien

Evaluator
 

01-02/2013: EU-Commission study on ERDF government arrangements in Spain: Good practice case study about the German systems, sub-contract of Blomeyer & Sanz, Guadalajara

Researcher
 

10/2012: Data requirements for evidence-based evaluation of EU funded interventions, key-note presentation delivered at the Good Practice Workshop of the EENRD Evaluation Helpdesk on "Targeted Data Management for Evidence-based Evaluation in Rural Development, Budapest 8-9 October, 2012 (separate handout/introduction on: Simple control group analysis by matching)

Evaluator
 

Ongoing evaluation of the Slovene Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 (RDP), funded by EAFRD, within the consortium with Oikos d.o.o (lead) and on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana.
Time frame 2010-2013

Team leader
 

04-06/2012: Compilation and analysis: Population and per capita income database and analysis for the ENPI-CBC-Programmes 2013-2020 as an input for the "Updated Situation Analysis of Border Regions", on behalf of INTERACT North Point, Turku

Researcher
 

03-05/2012: Simplification and proportionality in management and control systems of cohesion policy (Study on behalf of the European Parliament, together with Metis Vienna)

Researcher
 

10-12/2011: Efficiency impacts in the organisations entrusted with the management of EU funding: The simplification efforts pursued by the European Commission in 2008, 2009 and 2010: Case study ERDF programme "Regional Competitiveness" Niederösterreich 2007-2013, sub-contract of Blomeyer & Sanz, Client: European Parliament

Researcher
 

05-10/2011: Cost Effectiveness of Structural Fund Programmes - Focus on Audit Arrangements: Case studies: ERDF Operational Programmes Northrhine-Westfalia (D) and Central Bohemia (CZ), Sub-contract of Blomeyer & Sanz Guadalajara, Client: European Parliament

Researcher
 

03-05/2011: Moving Towards a more Result/Performance-based Delivery System in Cohesion Policy: case study: Germany (ERDF programmes Thüringen, Hessen and Northrhine-Westfalia), Sub-contract of CSIL, Milano, Client: European Parliament

Researcher
 

12/2010: Mid-term Evaluation of the Rural Development Programme RDP (Slovenia) 2007-2013, Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana (within the Oikos-PRAC consortium)

Team leader
 

12/2010: Second State of the European Cities Report, Client: European Commission (within the consortium of RWI, DIfU, PRAC and NEA)

Researcher
 

11/2010: Mid-term Evaluation of the Rural Development Programme PAUL (Rhineland-Palatinate) 2007-2013 (Measures: (i) Agricultural and Rural Infrastructure and (ii) Flood Protetcion), Client MWVLW (within the IfLS consortium)

Evaluator
 

05/2010: Ex-post evaluation of INTERREG III: Synthesis report of an In-depth analysis of sixteen INTERREG III programmes, Client: European Commission (within the Panteia consortium)

 Lead evaluator
 

07/2009: Ex-post evaluation of the INTERREG IIIA programme 'Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein'; pilot study within the Ex-post-evaluation INTERREG III, Client: European Commission (within the Panteia consortium)

Lead evaluator

 

07/2009: Ex-post evaluation of the EAGGF Rural Development Programme Zukunftsiniative Ländlicher Raum) Rhineland Palatinate (2000-2006): Measures (i) Village Renewal and (ii) Water Management/Flood Protection, in co-operation with the IfLS and on behalf of the Ministry of the Economy, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Viticulture, Mainz

Evaluator

 

12/2008: (Moneim Issa and Rolf Bergs): Study on Impact/Leverage effects of Interreg / European Cooperation Programmes and Projects in behalf of INTERACT (Vienna) within the Consortium of Panteia (NL), Géphyres (F), EureConsult (L), Radboud University (NL) and PRAC (D): Case studies on the Interreg IIIA programmes 'EUREGIO, Euregio Rijn-Waal, Euregio Rijn-Maas Noord' (NL-D) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Brandenburg - Zachodniopomorskie (D-PL)

Evaluator

 

11/2008: Interim Evaluation of the Phare Economic and Social Cohesion Programmes in Croatia, Client: European Commission; sub-contract of MWH Consortium/Technical University of Athens

 Short-term evaluator

 

04/2008: (together with Pieter van Run) Technical paper on 'Tourism and regional development in complex cross-border regions' and facilitation of a workshop within the seminar 'Network Complex Border Regions, 21-23 April 2008 in Eupen, on behalf of the German Speaking Community in Belgium (sub-contract of Panteia)

Presenter and facilitator

 

 

04/2006-01/2007: Ex-ante evaluation of the ERDF Sectoral Operational Programme 'Increase of Economic Competitiveness' for Romania 2007-2013. Clients: Ministry of Public Finance (Romania) and European Commission (Phare Programme); beneficiary: Ministry of Economy and Trade (Romania); carried out within the Phare project 'Ex ante evaluations - Romania' (EuropeAid/121373/D/SV/RO), partner within the Panteia Consortium

Lead Evaluator

 

 

02-12/2006: Ex-ante evaluation of the Operational Programme 'Regional Competitiveness and Employment' (ERDF) of Hesse 2007-2013 (including the Strategic Environmental Assessment in co-operation with Dr. Dräger & Thielmann, Frankfurt). Client: Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung

Laed Evaluator

 

 

05-06/2006: Interim Evaluation of the Phare Economic and Social Cohesion Programmes 2003 and 2004 in Slovakia. Client: D&D Consulting, Bratislava

 

Evaluator

 

 

01-09/2006: Ex-post evaluation of the Phare CBC programmes, European Commission, sub-contract of Montgomery Watson Harza

Evaluator

 

05-11/2005: Updated Mid-term evaluation INTERREG IIIB Programme North-West Europe (evaluation of the priorities 'Transport and ICT' and 'The Spatial Vision'), NWE-ENO Secretariat Lille (F), Partner in the consortium led by Research voor Beleid

Evaluator

 

0/2004-11/2005: Updated Mid-term evaluation of the EAGGF funded Rural Development Programme (ZIL) Rhineland-Palatinate (measures Village Renewal and Rural Water Management / Flood Protection), on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Viticulture, Mainz, subcontracted by the Institute for Rural Development Studies at the University of Frankfurt

Evaluator

 

02-07/2005: Updated Mid-term evaluation of the Objective 2 programme Hessen, Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung

Evaluator

 

05-06/2005: Interim evaluation of Phare funded programmes in the field of regional development in Romania, European Commission, sub-contract by Montgomery Watson Harza

Evaluator

 

01-04/2005: Assistance to project application assessment (EU funded projects in the sector economic and social affairs) in Turkey, European Commission, sub-contract by Montgomery Watson Harza

 

 

01-02/2005: Interim evaluation of the Phare Economic and Social Cohesion Programmes 2002-2004 in Slovakia, European Commission, sub-contract by Montgomery Watson Harza

Evaluator

 

11/2004: Training on Evaluation of Structural Fund Interventions and related Quality Criteria for Project Application in Slovenia, Regional Development Agency Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA-LUR)

Trainer

 

11/2003-01/2004: Quality Assessment of the Mid-term Evaluations for the EPPD Objective 3 and CIP EQUAL (2000-2006) in Austria, European Commission, Partner of Research voor Beleid b.v., Leiden

Evaluator

 

11/2003-01/2004: Quality Assessment of the Mid-term Evaluations for the EPPD Objective 3 and CIP EQUAL (2000-2006) in Austria, European Commission, Partner of Research voor Beleid b.v., Leiden

Evaluator

 

07/2003-05/2004: Technical Assistance to the Revision of the Interreg 3A programmes Slovenia-Italy and Slovenia-Austria, Phare-Programme, sub-contract by WM Global Partners Ltd., Birmingham

Team leader

 

04-12/2003: Ex-post evaluation of the Interreg-2 programmes: Programme assessment of the Euregio Rijn-Waal/Rhein-Waal, European Commission, sub-contract by LRDP Ltd., London

Evaluator

 

07/-10/2003: Special study on the impacts of innovation policy in Northern Hesse, Client: Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung, Wiesbaden

Lead researcher

 

10/2002-11/2003: Mid-term evaluation of the Objective-2-programme 2000-2006 of Hesse, Client: Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung, Wiesbaden

Lead Evaluator

 

09-10/2002: In-depth Evaluation of the Phare Economic & Social Cohesion Programmes in Slovenia, Client: Ecotec-EMS, Brussels

Evaluator

 

04-05/2002: Ex-post Evaluation of the 1994-99 Objective 2 Programmes - Assessment of the programmes of Hesse, European Commission, within the Consortium CSES, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

Evaluator

 

03-04/2002: Ex-post Evaluation of the 1994-99 Objective 2 Programmes - Assessment of the programmes of Rhineland-Palatinate, European Commission, within the Consortium CSES, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

 

Evaluator

since 04/2002: Mid-term evaluation of the EAGGF-funded rural development programme Rhineland-Palatinate: Evaluation of the measure 'Village Development and Renewal and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage', on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Viticulture, Mainz, subcontracted by the Institute for Rural Development Studies at the University of Frankfurt

Evaluator

 

03-04/2002: In-depth Interim Evaluation of the Institutional Preparation for the Management of Structural Fund Interventions and Ongoing Assessment of the Interreg/Phare-CBC Programmes in the Slovak Republic, Client: Ecotec Research & Consulting Ltd, Birmingham

Evaluator

 

03/2002: Invited presentation on: Rationale and Limits of SWOT Analyses in Structural Fund Programmes, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Evaluation, Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Rechtspflege, Berlin

 

 

02-03/2002: Interim Evaluation of the Interreg IIIA/Phare-CBC Programmes Slovenia-Italy, Slovenia-Austria and Slovenia-Hungary. Client: Ecotec Research & Consulting Ltd., Birmingham

Evaluator

 

 

10-11/2001: Interim Evaluation of the EU funded Economic and Social Cohesion Programmes in the Slovak Republic with a special emphasis on the SME sector. Client: Ecotec Research & Consulting Ltd., Birmingham

Evaluator

 

07-08/2001: Interim Evaluation of the Phare Cross-border Co-operation Programmes in the Slovak Republic. Client: External Interim Evaluation Service of the EU-Phare Programme, Brussels

Evaluator

 

05/2001: Training on evaluation of EU structural interventions (ex-ante - mid-term - ex-post) within the Phare-SPP programme in Poland. Client: GTZ, Berlin

Trainer

 

since 03/2001: Ex-post evaluation of EU funded research projects (GROWTH). Client: GOPA, Bad Homburg

Evaluator

 

01-02/2001: Evaluation of the joint post-graduate study course in Regional Science (SPRING) of the Universities of Dortmund (Germany) and Kumasi (Ghana). Client: GTZ, Eschborn

Evaluator

 

11/2000: 2nd interim evaluation of the Phare-CBC programmes Slovenia/Italy: Review of projects related to regional and private sector development,. Client: EU-Phare (External Monitoring and Assessment Service)

Evaluator

 

10-11/2000: Project review: Regional private sector and employment support for the Oblast Ternopil, Ukraine, on behalf of German Ministry of Finance/Transform-Programme/GTZ, Eschborn

Evaluator

 

4-6/2000: Phare Project: Training for Czech Regional Development Agencies in CBC Regions on EU Structural / Cohesion Funding and Market Integration, on behalf of LRDP Ltd., London

Trainer

 

5-6/2000: Assessment of the Phare Co-financed Regional Development and Cohesion Programmes in Poland, evaluation report on behalf of the External Monitoring and Assessment Service for the Phare Programme (OMAS Consortium), Brussels

Evaluator

 

12/1999-09/2000: EU-funded study: Regional Trends and Government Policies in the Course of Economic Integration of Hungary into the European Union; on behalf of West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

Lead Researcher

 

10/1999-02/2000: Ex-ante Evaluation of the SPD-Objective-2 Rhineland-Palatinate 2000-2006 (Germany); on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Viticulture, Mainz

Evaluator/

in cooperation with /sub-contract of MR Regionalberatung, Delmenhorst

 

11/1998-12/1999: EU-funded project: Linking Employment Creation to Industrial Reconversion Objectives in Hungary; on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

 

Quality assurance consultant

 

 

05/1999-08/1999: EU-funded project: The Czech-Saxon Cross-border Development Plan (Interreg/Phare-CBC); on behalf of West Midlands Enterprise, Birmingham

 consultant

 

5/1999-6/1999: Interim evaluation of the Phare-CBC-Programme Slovenia-Italy - Assessment of the lead projects 'Regional Development Policy in the Border Regions' and 'Small Projects Fund'; on behalf of EU-Phare (external monitoring and assessment service)

Evaluator

 

2/1999-3/1999: Training on patterns of Regional Development Agencies in Europe for the Regionálni Rozvojová Agentura Egrensis; on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Trainer

 

12/1998: Consultancy on pre-accession regional planning at NUTS-2 and county level in Hungary, on behalf of the Ministry of Regional Policy and Environment/EU-Phare-PMU, Budapest

Consultant

 

11-12/1998: Training manual and training on EU regional policy for Hungarian sub-national authorities, on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Trainer

 

12/1997-10/1998: Masterplan for Transport and Logistics of the Lower Rhineland Region (Northrhine-Westfalia), on behalf of Ministry of Economic Affairs, SME, Technology and  Transport, in cooperation with Lahmeyer International , Frankfurt and Dornier System Consult, Friedrichshafen

Consultant

 

04-06/1998: Study on communal business support and strengthening employment in Europe and the relevance for developing countries, on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Consultant

 

11/1997: Invited lecture: Communal business innovation service and technology transfer in Europe - its relevance for South African communes, on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry, Pretoria

 

 

11-12/1996: Study: Rural Development, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in Asia, on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Consultant

 

10/1997-05/1998: Consultancy: Technology Park Grafschaft (Rural District Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate), on behalf of Lahmeyer International

Consultant

 

05/1996-10/1997: Project appraisal and consultancy: Support for regional development policy in Ethiopia, on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Consultant

 

02-03/1996: Training and consultancy: Poverty, structural change and regional targeting in Albania, on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Consultant

 

10/1995: Project appraisal: Support to the South-African government in formulating regional and structural policy, on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Consultant

 

08-09/1994: Appraisal: The Indonesian anti-poverty regional policy (IDT programme), on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Consultant

08/1994: Consultancy: Regional analysis of the garrison Wünsdorf (Brandenburg, East Germany), on behalf of DECON, Bad Homburg

Consultant

 

1991-1993: Consultancy in Zimbabwe: GTZ-project 'Rural Artisan Training and Establishment', on behalf of GTZ, Eschborn

Consultant

 

1992-1993: Regional development concept: Support of endogenous economic potentials of the rural district of Osterburg (East Germany), on behalf of Peschke & Partner, Bad Homburg

Consultant

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