General Data
Name of instrument Tyrolean Administrative Agency for Goal 2 Programme
Country AT
Spatial level federal state
Type Economic instruments
Subtype Subsidies and local business development
Description Securing the European Union goal 2 programmes by consultation, cooperation and regional networking to optimize the aspired strengthening of regional competitiveness and to manage the securing of living space. Creation of a priority matrix for the new goal 2 period, whereas in principle regions with development deficiencies are assisted and their endogenous potential is activated and promoted for development on a regional scale. Furthermore, indidividual innovative pilot projects for the establishment of inter-municipal development groups are eligible. No direct impact on land take, but instrument can be used to apply pressure from top-down. At the same time it can be a chance to implement inter-municipal projects through bottom-up-processes, which consequently have an impact on land use (shared innovative centres).
General objectives Strengthening of regional competitiveness, developement strategies on a regional scale.
General objectives keywords inter-municipal cooperation;
Responsible Federal state/Province authority
Stakeholder Involved Federal state/Province authority;
Reference http://www.oerok.gv.at/EU_Regionalpolitik_in_Oesterreich/strukturfonds_2000_2006_i_D/ziel2/ziel2_tirol.htm; the new priority matrix is already designed, but not published yet
General assessment of strength and weakness Strength: Promotion of a wide spectrum of current regional development problems of Tyrol; Huge range to prioritise

Weakness: selection criteria and priorities must apply for the complete period (2007-2013)
Metadata
Date of entry 23.03.2007
Implementation
Legal status mandatory
Extension all municipalities
Comment All members of the European Union have this instrument but especially in Tyrol and especially in this current periond the regional approach is strongly emphasised. In the process of eastward expansion of the EU, Tyrol is no longer fulfilling the criteria for the Goal 2 programme and is thus currently in the phasing-out-stage of the programme.
Type of monitoring Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting
Characteristics
Preconditions for implementation
General comment
Assessment
Relevance
Status weak indirect relevance
Ranking 1
Remark -
Acceptance
Status municipal administration. Local economy, environmental NGOs, municipal residents, superordinate administrations
Ranking 5
Remark -
Implementation
Status -
Ranking 5
Remark -
Feasibility
Status Budget, staff, political will
Ranking 3
Remark -
Effectiveness
Status Acceptability, Direction of effect
Ranking 2
Remark -