Mr Stefan Kah

Knowledge Exchange Fellow

European Policies Research Centre


Personal statement

Stefan Kah is a Research & Knowledge Exchange Fellow in EPRC and specialises in research on Alpine and South-Eastern Europe. He specialises in research on Alpine and South-Eastern Europe, where he has conducted a series of studies on regional policy and the design and implementation of EU Cohesion policy in Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia and studies of regional development and regional policy in Switzerland. He is network manager of the IQ-Net consortium on the exchange of experiences with Structural Funds implementation and has undertaken evaluation research on a major ex post evaluation study of the management and implementation of the European Regional Development Fund. His interests also lie in rural development, specifically the role of food products as catalysts for regional development and landscape conservation in rural areas. He has carried out studies on food products and their role in preserving a cultural landscape in the Cinque Terre National Park in Italy, the Biosphere Reserve Großes Walsertal in Austria and in the context of a transnational project between Spain, Austria and Poland. Before joining EPRC, he worked as quality manager at the INTERACT Point ‘Managing Transition and External Cooperation’ in Vienna and in Switzerland on a feasibility project for the national park Parc Adula.



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Evidence and indicators in practical strategy & policy implementation
Kahila Petri, Halme Juha, Tillikainen Antti, Georgieva Neli, Vironen Heidi, Fonseca Liliana, Kah Stefan
CLLD in the 2014–2020 EU Programming Period : an innovative framework for local development
Kah Stefan, Martinos Haris, Budzich-Tabor Urszula
World Vol 4, pp. 122-139 (2023)
Addressing the challenges of the social and territorial cohesion in National Recovery and Resilience Plans : a preliminary assessment
Ferry Martin, Kah Stefan, Fonseca Liliana
EU Cohesion Policy in Non-Urban Areas
Kah Stefan, Georgieva Neli, Fonseca Liliana
Bio-based strategies and roadmaps for enhanced rural and regional development in the EU
Colmorgen Felix, Khawaja Cosette, Rutz Dominik, Gerdes Holger, Kiresiewa Zoritza, Anzaldúa Gerardo, Tarpey John, Tröltzsch Jenny, Davies Sara, Kah Stefan, João Elsa, Georgieva Neli, Mannhardt Boris, Herlitze Ines, Robijns Clément, Stoyanov Martin, Metzova Ludmila, Pavlova Iliana, Mihajloska Emilija, Gjorgievski Vladimir, Markovska Natasa, Duic Neven, Pauna Carmen, Iorgulescu Raluca, Diaconescu Tiberiu, Cosnita Daniel, Simonescu Mihaela, Lazdina Dagnija, Makovskis Kristaps, Neimane Santa, Rakowski Marcin, Szulecka Olga, Mytlewski Adam, Skrzynska Dorota
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, pp. 982-986 (2020)
Meeting the challenges of digitalisation : implications for regional and rural development
Vironen Heidi, Kah Stefan

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Professional Activities

IQ-Net Coffee Break Workshop to IQ-Net Network of European Policymakers, Online
IQ-Net Coffee Break Workshop to IQ-Net Network of European Policymakers, Online
29th IQ-Net Conference
31st Meeting of EoRPA
STRAT.AT Conference
Food Lab conference

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Regional Policy in Europe: A Comparative Assessment (EoRPA_AT_24_26)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) Downes, Ruth (Research Co-investigator) Kah, Stefan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2026
Ex post evaluation of Cohesion policy programmes 2014-2020 financed by the ERDF. Work Package 13 - Integrated territorial development
Ferry, Martin (Principal Investigator) Bachtler, John (Co-investigator) Kah, Stefan (Research Co-investigator) Georgieva, Neli (Researcher)
24-Jan-2022 - 23-Jan-2024
Rural Sustainability Transitions through Integration of Knowledge for improved policy processes
Vironen, Heidi (Principal Investigator) Kah, Stefan (Co-investigator) Georgieva, Neli (Researcher) Fonseca, Liliana (Researcher)
To enable rural communities’ actors and policy makers ​to design better strategies, initiatives and policies ​fostering sustainability transitions of rural areas,​ through advancing our understanding of ​different rural functionalities, characteristics and ​ future scenarios of rural areas, ​their potentials and challenges.
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
Territorial Development Strategies
Ferry, Martin (Principal Investigator) Kah, Stefan (Research Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Study on Municipal use of EU Cohesion Funds in response to COVID-19
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Ferry, Martin (Co-investigator) Kah, Stefan (Co-investigator)
19-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
EU Cohesion Policy in non-urban areas
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Kah, Stefan (Co-investigator)
04-Jan-2020 - 03-Jan-2020

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Mr Stefan Kah
Knowledge Exchange Fellow
European Policies Research Centre

Tel: 548 3955