Administrative capacity building

National Expert for the Study on the ’Use of Technical Assistance for Administrative Capacity Building During the 2014-2020 Period’ for the European Commission, DG Regio

Duration: 05/2019-06/2019

Lead partner: European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde

The study aims at enhancing the understanding of the planned and implemented use of Technical Assistance (TA) under EU Cohesion Policy programmes during the 2014-20 period for sustainable capacity building activities, particularly in the area of Human Resources Development. Key issues addressed are whether and how TA is being used to strengthen the administrative capacity of Member States for implementing Operational Programmes and projects. The project also seeks to understand whether this Technical Assistance investment is sustainable – whether TA is planned and monitored to ensure the strengthening of administrative capacity beyond the life of an OP.