Rolf BergsResearch Fellow:
- Policy Research & Consultancy (PRAC) Partnership Co.
- European regional policy, real convergence and integration of markets, cross-border spatial development
Rolf Bergs, Dr., FeRSA, born 02/01/1961, studied political science and economics at the University of Frankfurt (1988: Ph.D. in political science and research semester at the SOAS London); he further holds a British Diploma in Economics. 1989-1991 he worked as a consultant with Environ GmbH, Frankfurt. Since 1991 he has been partner and senior researcher at Policy Research & Consultancy (PRAC) Partnership Co., Bad Soden. After several consultancy and research engagements in international development policy during the 1980s and 1990s, Rolf’s thematic focus, since second half of the 1990s, has been the evaluation of European cohesion and rural policies and pre-accession programmes (ERDF Objectives 1, 2 and INTERREG, ESF, EAGGF/EAFRD and PHARE). Apart from that he has been engaged in empirical research on EU regional policies and economic and monetary integration (including publications in international journals). Further to that, he carried out empirical analyses as to regional innovation, the spatial economy (rural, urban, cross-border), lifelong learning and other topics on behalf of European institutions and German authorities. Rolf is fluent in German and English and can communicate in French.