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Regional Analysis in EU-Funded Projects: Role and Outcomes

By Project BEST DIH

EU funded projects play an important role in promoting cohesion and sustainable development in Member States. Within this dynamic framework, the regional analysis emerges as an important resource, providing insights into the unique characteristics and challenges of specific geographic areas.

This article examines the role and outcomes of regional analysis in projects funded by the EU, and emphasises its significance in shaping policies, driving innovation, and fostering inclusive growth.

By developing strategies to meet the specific needs of each sector, EU-funded projects can increase their impact and relevance.

Also, the regional analysis unveils the unique strengths and weaknesses of each region, paving the way for targeted initiatives to enhance innovation and competitiveness.

The most important outcomes of a Regional Analysis are:

  • Tailored Policy Interventions
  • Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement
  • Optimised Resource Allocation

Within the Best DIH project, the general methodology was specifically designed to cover the quantitative and qualitative approach regarding the: (E)DIH structure, marketing strategy and potential joint services, “business” model and the relation with the innovation actors.

Furthermore, the (E)DIH Regional Analysis is not just a mapping exercise, but a tool for all partners to promote their (E)DIH specialisation within the partnership, to identify gaps and potential for international collaboration and to tackle the potential of improvement within the policy instruments.

Last but not least, the Best DIH project approach on the Regional analysis is to promote the results within the stakeholders group and to find the best solution to overcome the the existing gaps.