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Impact of EU Cohesion Policy in Central Europe

Title: Impact of EU Cohesion Policy in Central Europe: Challenges for Future

Implementer: Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Management


  • IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy (Czech Republic)
  • Matej Bel University Bánská Bystrica (Slovakia)
  • Slovak Governance Institute (Slovakia)
  • University of Miskolc, Faculty of Economics, Institute of World and Regional Economics (Hungary)
  • University of Leipzig, Centre for International Economics (Germany)
  • Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland)

Main Project Objective: To evaluate impact of EU Cohesion Policy in Visegrad countries.


The main objective of the project was to evaluate and discuss the impacts of EU Cohesion Policy on Small and Medium Enterprises and Non-governmental organizations in Central Europe. The team had analyzed key documents and made several investigation of this issue. Lessons learned were presented at the conference and are also included in the publication Impact of EU Cohesion Policy in Central Europe.

The project has succeeded in creating partnership among organizations in Visegrad countries. The partner organizations are from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Germany. As a result, there had been included all the Visegrad countries in the project. The team benefited also from cooperation with the German partner.

The project helped to create an international scientific platform, composed of organizations dealing with impact of EU Cohesion policy. Experience and findings had been exchanged among partner organizations. The team informed public with its results during a conference.

Beginning of the implementation: 1. 1. 2010
End of the implementation: 31. 12. 2010

This Project is funded by International Visegrad Fund, Konrad – Adenauer – Stiftung, Czech – Polish Forum

Tento projekt byl financován z prostředků Mezinárodního Visegradského fondu, Česko-polského fóra a Konrad – Adenauer – Stiftung