Lessons from Competence Initiatives
In the previous chapter we provided a more overarching description and analysis of earlier programmes and project initiatives. In this chapter we will present results from evaluation and research regarding the Social Fund during the programming period 2007-2013. A central issue is whether this programming period has succeeded any better in making projects more sustainable. We will begin by reporting results from a survey carried out in 2010 addressed to half of all projects and aimed at employees, where the content involves competence development (see Chapter 1). The results from the survey provide a more general picture, showing patterns and relationships. In the following sections, we report a number of case studies which, in concrete and more detailed terms, show what makes a project more sustainable.