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External evaluations of EU actions

External evaluations of EU actions in the domain of SMEs and standardisation

EU actions for the promotion of craft and SMEs in the European standardisation area – Assessment of the implementation of the recommendations of the previous evaluations and assessment of options for a future financing (Technopolis) (2010 – 2011)

A follow-up of the evaluation carried out in 2008-2009 (please see below), was launched in August 2010 and completed in July 2011. The project's main objectives are to assess the implementation of the previous project's recommendations and to assess the options for future financing of policy actions in this field.

The results of this assessment, and especially the recommendations, will be included in the Framework Partnership Agreement and in the implementation of the actions.

Executive summary and conclusions pdf - 228 KB [228 KB]

As the core text of the final report contains NORMAPME's confidential data, it is not published.

Following the recommendations N°1 and N°5, the following joint statement pdf - 310 KB [310 KB] by the European Commission and by NORMAPME is published.

Evaluation of the EU actions for the promotion of craft and SMEs’ interests in the European standardisation area - External Evaluation (2008 - 2009)

An external evaluation of the EU actions for the promotion of craft and SMEs in the European standardisation process was completed in 2009.

The evaluation examined:

  • Activities carried out between 2002 and 2008 and results thereof;
  • The needs of craft and SME enterprises, covered or not by the previous actions;
  • Market structure and competition elements;
  • Comparable schemes in order to draw lessons for the SME actions;

on the basis of which recommendations for future intervention schemes were formulated.

The results of the evaluation, and especially the recommendations, have been taken into account for actions starting from 2009 onwards.

Final report of the evaluation:

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