How good is the cooperation of public sector bodies, companies, or citizens in our cross-border region? How can we describe the quality of cross-border networks and entities? As shown in an ESPON study from 2019 on Territorial Impact Assessment of cross-border programmes, there is a need for innovative qualitative assessment methods to better understand the effects on the quality of cross-border cooperation in a given territory.
As stated in the final report, the Interreg case studies identified the need to develop better instruments for detailed qualitative assessments. This means, in order to better assess the effects of Interreg programmes with respect to the quality of cross-border cooperation, additional qualitative assessment instruments, indicators and data have to be developed. The Crossquality project will develop a pilot methodology.
The project will contribute to the better assessment of the situation in the territory of the Interreg Euregio Meuse-Rhine programme, and in addition, will also provide a contribution as a pilot for the quality of cross-border cooperation in general. The project will aim at developing and application of a methodology for a baseline measurement in the territory of the Interreg Meuse-Rhine programme at the end of the current programming period. The intention is also to create the opportunity to apply the methodology in a structured way during the period after 2021.