Besides the legal obligations directly deriving from the ESIF regulations, the S3 monitoring system should be understood as a fundamental management tool for the S3 approach. A poorly constructed monitoring system would hinder the capacity to effectively face the development needs of the territory and may even prevent the proper implementation of the strategy. In order to be a proper and effective policy tool, the S3 monitoring system should reflect the logic of intervention of the strategy. In particular, the indicator system should be linked to specific objectives and expected changes explicitly defined and identified for each and all S3 priority areas.

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How can the monitoring system be an effective S3 management tool?

How to communicate data and monitoring results effectively?

How to define criteria for assessing indicators' quality and relevance?