Project details

Ongoing Evaluation of the Rural Development Program of Rhineland-Palatinate until 2024 – EULLE

Following an EU-wide invitation to tender, the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forestry, Rhineland-Palatinate commissioned the IfLS with the ongoing evaluation of the Rural Development Plan of Rheinland-Pfalz  2014-2020 (EULLE). The IfLS executes the project in well-proven collaboration with the research group "Planning & Research - Bergs u. Issa Partnergesellschaft Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftler (PRAC)" and the "regioTrend - Büro für Regionalentwicklung".

The assignment includes various reviews that have to be carried out during the whole EULLE funding period, allowing a demand and target-oriented management of the development program:

  1. In parallel with the submission of the EULLE concept to the EU Commission at the beginning of 2015 the IfLS created at the end of the accompanying programming process the ex ante evaluation. It focused on evaluating the relevance of the funding measures in view of the challenges that had been identified earlier in the rural areas of Rhineland-Palatinate.
    In addition first forward-looking assessments were carried out regarding the potential contribution of the development program to certain target areas - for example in terms of sustainable management of natural resources, climate protection, the improved competitiveness of agriculture and rural development.
  2. The evaluation in 2017 focuses on implementation-related aspects. Its purpose is to assess the reasons for a good or bad implementation of the measures of EULLE and whether the originally intended target groups and areas are reached with the funding.
  3. With the evaluation in 2019 the IfLS executes a comprehensive mid-term evaluation of results and impacts of the funding.
  4. A final ex post evaluation of EULLE takes place in 2024. Based on the funded projects and achieved results should amongst others the efficient use of funds be assessed.

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Evaluation | Rural areas |


Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viticulture and Forestry, Rhineland-Palatinate

Executing Organization: 

Institut für Ländliche Strukturforschung e.V.

since April 1st 2022: IfLS Beratung und Projekte GmbH


2016 - 2024

Contact person/s at IfLS: 

Jörg Schramek, Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein

Project management: 

Jörg Schramek, Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein, Heike Nitsch, Bettina Spengler, Svea Thietje, Dr. Johannes Carolus