Evaluation of the Administration of ESIF

ESIF consists of five structural and investment funds, of which Finland utilises four: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF), European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EFF). MDI was part of a European consortium appointed by DG Regio to carry out an evaluation. The evaluation focused on studying ESIF administrative costs and burden up to 2020 and included a survey and expert interviews of personnel at the managing authorities. The evaluation was carried out for the most parts in autumn 2017 and finalised in June 2018. MDI worked as a national expert for Finland as a subcontractor to a Luxembourg-based Spatial Foresight.