Analysis of Impacts of Benchmarking and the eEurope Actions in the Open Method of Co-ordination (OMC)
The Open Method of Co-ordination (OMC) was first introduced at the Lisbon Council (2001) as a ‘means of spreading best practice’ and achieving greater convergence towards the main EU goals and ‘help(ing) Member States to progressively develop their own policies’. One of the first applications of the method was the eEurope Action Plans (2002 and 2005).
This reports lists the results of a multi-method study whose three main tasks were to: (i) investigate how the OMC is working in the context of eEurope, (ii) evaluate the effectiveness of the OMC approach in the delivery of the eEurope goals and, (iii) to examine how the OMC could be applied and adapted to better support the Lisbon Council Information Society goals in the future.
Start date: 2004
End date: 2005
- Study report [999 KB]
Mr Peter Johnston
European Commission - Directorate General Information Society and Media
Lisbon Strategy and Policies for the Information Society
Evaluation and Monitoring
Tel no.: +32 2 296 34 60
Fax no.: +32 2 296 66 13