TIHR supported the European Commission in its preparation for the 2014-2020 European Social Fund (ESF) programming period.
We developed logics of intervention and indicators for Member States and Managing Authorities to demonstrate a clear link between regional and national needs, ESF activities and the overall Europe 2020 targets. The work was carried out in cooperation with DG Employment and Member State representatives.
The study proposed a number of tables for ESF Managing Authorities to use for creating links between regional needs, Operational Programmes and Europe 2020 and a total of 20 output and results indicators to support this. The indicators can contribute to estimating the Community Added Value of Operational Programmes, because they indicate numbers of people reached by interventions. The indicators and intervention tables can also be used to feed into evaluation of Operational Programmes.
The full case study and final report can be accessed here.