The study of the European Commission on macro-regional strategies and their links with Cohesion Policy has been finalised. Check the final report covering all four strategies as well as the EUSAIR-specific data and analytical report, containing the extensive data collection and analysis on which the report is based.

Based on a description and analysis of the state of each macro-region, the study analyses the achievements of each macro-regional strategy, the need and macro-regional relevance of the chosen (sub)-objectives and a review of achievements in relation to the objectives, as well as links to the European Structural and Investment Funds.
It also analyses the role of macro-regional strategies in coordination of EU policies and programmes, the effectiveness of cooperation and the relevance of macro-regional strategies for achieving future challenges and objectives. Finally, the report provides an analysis of the implications of the macro-regional approach for Cohesion Policy and recommendations for the future.