Nástroje zjednodušeného používania
Evaluation is a key Smart Regulation tool, helping the Commission to assess whether EU actions are actually delivering the expected results in the most efficient and effective way.
EU policies need to be regularly and systematically evaluated, including critical consideration of whether they are fit for purpose, produce the expected changes and avoid unnecessary regulatory burden (including identification of opportunities for and reduction). Evaluation increases learning, enhances accountability and improves stakeholders' participation. Evaluation contributes to evidence-based policy making and helps to inform European citizens about how tax payers' money is spent.
Drawing on existing good evaluation practice within the Commission and organisations undertaking similar analysis, the Evaluation Communication adopted on 2 October 2013 [121 KB] identifies the main areas for improvement and the changes the Commission is considering to strengthen all aspects of evaluation performance. Revised evaluation guidelines, based on the suggestions presented in this Communication, will shortly be put out to public consultation. These cover guidance on so called fitness checks , which are comprehensive policy evaluations assessing if the regulatory framework for a policy area is fit for purpose and, if not, what should be changed.
The Commission's are comprehensive and are similar to those applied by other comparable international organisations. They commit the Commission to conducting high quality evaluations, contributing both to better regulation and better integration of evaluation findings in the Commission’s Strategic Planning and Programming Cycle.[106 KB]