Regional development and gradual adjustment of the regions’ economic and social level belong to basic priorities of the EU development strategy. Among others, structural supports serve to fulfill this aim. However, the sense of these supports is not to provide regions with a financial life-net, but, on the opposite, their target is to support realization of the development strategy in such a way so that the regions themselves activate their potential to a positive change of economic and social dimensions. A question of measurement of effectiveness of these expended means. The article introduces a proposal of the methodology (the original works of authors) which is called “process analysis”. This method could in a simple and transparent way enable the monitoring and continuous and final evaluation of effects which had arisen within the application of structural supports. The proposal of methodology is an original proposal; the mentioned literature represents authors’ publications which concern these problems in partial way.
EU regional and structural policy, development potential of regions, process analysis, social-economic indicators of regional development, monitoring, evaluation of structural supports effectivity