Evaluation Network

The Evaluation Network comprises representatives of Member States who are responsible for evaluation of cohesion policy. It meets two or three times each year and is chaired by the Evaluation Unit of DG Regional Policy.

The Evaluation Network is an important forum for discussion between the European Commission and Member States on issues concerning evaluation of cohesion policy, including methodological guidance, indicators, evaluation plans, progress in relation to evaluations being undertaken for the European Commission and Member States as well as evaluation results and their use. The mission of the Network is also to facilitate exchange of experience and good practice between Member States in order to strengthen evaluation capacity throughout the European Union.

The following can be accessed:

1. Member State Representatives on the Evaluation Network (contact persons) pdf en

2. Links to Member State evaluation websites pdf en

3. DG Regional Policy’s Evaluation Plan pdf en

4. Reports

  • Mapping progress: Key findings from the updates of the mid-term evaluations European Cohesion Policy 2000-2006 (February 2007) pdf en
  • Report on Verification of Additionality in the Objective 1 regions for 2000-2006 (October 2006) pdf en
  • The Mid Term Evaluation in Objective 1 and 2 Regions: Growing Evaluation Capacity – a Report by DG Regional Policy drawn up in consultation with the Evaluation Network (November 2004) pdf en
  • Report on the Performance Reserve and the Mid Term Evaluation in Objective 1 and 2 Regions (July 2004) pdf en

5. Contacts pdf en in DG Regional Policy Evaluation Unit

6. Evaluation Network Meetings :

08/07/2011 :

Agenda Word Document en

  • Evaluation Use and Usability: Theoretical Foundations and Current State of International Debate - Prof. Murray Saunders (Lancaster University, UK) ppt en
  • Use of ESF Evaluation Findings in Austria: Evaluation of the Sub-Priority "Adult Education" of the Employment Operational Programme (2007-2013), Regina Barth, Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, Austria ppt en
  • Evaluation of ESF Support to Gender Equality - Effie Meletiou (European Commission, DG EMPL) ppt en
  • Estimating Net Impacts of the European Social Fund in England, Paul Ainsworth, ESF Evaluation, Jobseekers and Work Programme Division, Department for Work and Pensions, UK ppt en
  • Feedback on the Evaluation Experiences during the Implementation, Ignác Siba, National Development Agency, Hungary ppt en
  • What are the challenges in applying Counterfactual Impact Evaluation in Cohesion Policy? Prof. Bernhard Boockmann (Institute for Applied Economic Research, Germany) ppt en
  • How to make an appropriate choice of methods to evaluate Cohesion Policy? Prof. Harvey Armstrong (University of Sheffield, UK) ppt en
14-15/04/2011 :

Agenda Word Document en

Minutes Word Document en

Presentations :

  • Monitoring & evaluation after 2013 – Concepts and ideas ppt en - doc en
  • Monitoring & evaluation after 2013 - Common Indicators ppt en and Result Indicators ppt en
  • Monitoring & evaluation after 2013 - Practical Points ppt en
  • Evaluating Innovation : On-going and Planned Activities ppt en
  • Evaluation of the Innovation Voucher Programme in Poland: Results, Methods and Plans ppt en - doc en
  • Cohesion Policy Support to Innovation in Lithuania: Lessons Learnt for Evaluation ppt en
  • DG REGIO Evaluations - State of Play ppt en
  • DG REGIO Evaluations-related activities - State of Play ppt en
  • DG REGIO Ex Post Evaluation Cohesion Fund (including former ISPA) 2000 -2006 ppt en
  • Mid Term Evaluation 2007-2013 of the Saxony Programme ppt en
  • Mid Term Evaluation 2007-2013 in the Czech Republic ppt en
  • Mid Term Evaluation 2007-2013 of the Integrated Regional Operational Programme in Bulgaria ppt en
  • Polish Presidency in the EU : Cohesion Policy and Evaluation-related activities ppt en
14-15/10/2010 :

Agenda Word Document en

Minutes Word Document en

Presentations :

  • Annual Reporting Exercise 2010: Core Indicators in the SFC2007 Modules - Adam Abdulwahab, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Ex Post Evaluation of INTERREG Initiative (2000-2006): Presentation of the Final Results- Pasi Rantahalvari, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Ex Post Evaluation of URBAN Initiative (2000-2006): Presentation of the Final Results - Daniel Mouqué, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Ex Post Evaluation of Cohesion Fund and ISPA (2000-2006): Update and Presentation of the Preliminary Results - Jurate Vaznelyte, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Ex Post Evaluation of ERDF in Objective 1 and 2 Programmes (2000-2006) – Work Package 11: Management and Implementation Systems – Recommendations on Good Governance and Administrative Capacity Building - Anna Burylo, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Evaluating Innovation in Member States: On-going and planned Activities - Marielle Riché, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Future Development of the Expert Evaluation Network - Kai Stryczynski, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • First Results of the Ex Post Evaluation in Poland: 2004-2006 - Stanisław Bienias, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland ppt en
  • Measurable Objectives for Public Service Provision: Experience of the Performance Reserve in Italy: 2007-2013 - Iolanda Anselmo, UVAL-DPS, Italy ppt en
  • Evaluation of the Modernisation of the Public Employment Service in Hungary: 2004-2006 - Gergely Fekete, Coordination MA, Division for Evaluation, National Development Agency, Hungary ppt en
  • EVALSED: State of Play and Further Steps - Patty Simou, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Evaluations Planned by DG REGIO: 2010/2011 - Overview ppt en
  • Ex Post Evaluation of ERDF in Objective 1 and 2 Programmes (2000-2006) – Work Package 6c: Enterprise and Innovation Support – Econometric and Counterfactual Approach: Presentation of the Final Results - Daniel Mouqué, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Using an innovative experimental approach to evaluate innovation policy: Do Dutch innovation vouchers help SME’s to bridge the gap towards science? - Marc van der Steeg, Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Netherlands ppt en
  • Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of Cohesion Policy: Planned Activities - Daniel Mouqué, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Monitoring and evaluation after 2013 – some first ideas, mainly for ERDF / CF ppt en
25-26/02/2010 :

Agenda Word Document en - Minutes Word Document en

Presentations :

  • National Strategic Reports : Overview of core indicatiors and Evaluation Results - Lucia Pacillo, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Core Indicators : Pilot Exercise and Annual Reports 2010 - Adam Abdulwahab, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • DG REGIO Ex post Evaluations of ERDF in Objective 1 and 2 Programmes (2000-2006)
    • Overview and Update of all Work Packages and the Synthesis Report - Kai Stryczynski, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
    • Work Package 4: Structural Change and Globalisation – Presentation of the Final Results - José Luis Calvo de Celis, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
    • Work Package 5a: Transport – Presentation of the Final Results - Patty Simou, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
    • Work Package 5b: Environment and Climate Change – Presentation of the Final Results - Adam Abdulwahab, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
    • Cohesion Fund (including former ISPA) Ex Post Evaluation (all three work packages) - Jurate Vaznelyte, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Improvement of the Competitiveness of Enterprises: Analysis of Net Effects ppt en - Executive summary pdf en
    Jarosław Górniak, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
    Rafał Trzciński, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
  • Learning Through Ongoing Evaluation ppt en
    Maria Eriksson, Swedish Ministry for Enterprise, Energy and Communications
    Göran Brulin, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
    Fredrik Tiger, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
  • Evaluation of the Impact of the EU Structural Funds on the Gross Domestic Product (HERLIT model based on HERMIN) ppt en
    Danute Burakiene, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania
    Jonas Jatkauskas, BGI Consulting, Lithuania
  • Start of the DG REGIO Evaluation Expert Network - Kai Stryczynski, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
  • Evaluating Innovation in Member States - Marielle Riché, DG REGIO Evaluation Unit ppt en
21-22/09/2009 :
    • Agenda Word Document en - Minutes Word Document en

    Evaluations undertaken for DG REGIO: State of Play – Overview

    • DG REGIO evaluations underway
      • Ex Post Evaluation of ERDF in Objective 1 and 2 Programmes (2000-2006), Kai Stryczynski, Power Point Presentation en
      • Ex Post Evaluation of the URBAN Community Initiative 2000-2006, Daniel Mouqué Power Point Presentation en
      • Ex post Evaluation of INTERREG III 2000-2006 Initiative, Pasi Rantahalvari Power Point Presentation en
    • DG REGIO Ex Post Evaluations of ERDF in Objective 1 and 2 Programmes (2000-2006) - Finalised : Presentation of the Results
      • Work Package 7: Effectiveness of Cohesion Policy: Gender Equality and Demographic Change, José Luis Calvo de Celis Power Point Presentation en
      • Work Package 9: Rural Development, Marielle Riché Power Point Presentation en
      • Work Package 10: Efficiency: Unit Costs of Major Projects, Adam Abdulwahab Power Point Presentation en
      • Work Package 11: Management and Implementation Systems, Anna Burylo Power Point Presentation en
    • Other Evaluations finalised : Presentation of the Results
      • Study on the transition of Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No. 1083/2006 on the promotion of gender equality, non-discrimination and accessibility for disabled persons in Cohesion policy programmes 2007-2013 (ERDF and Cohesion Fund) - Haroldas Brazaitis and Egidijus Barcevicius, Public Policy Management Institute, Lithuania Power Point Presentation en

    Evaluation Results in Member States

    • Quantitative effects of the EU Regional Policy on regional cohesion and growth in Austria using a multiregional IO model - Andreas Maier, ÖROK, Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning, Austria - Oliver Fritz, WIFO, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria - Gerhard Streicher, Joanneum Forschungsgesellschaft GmbH, Institute of Technology and Regional Policy (RTG), Austria Power Point Presentation en
    • Assessment of the benefits drawn by the EU15 Member States as a result of the EU Cohesion policy implementation in Poland - Stanisław Bienias, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland Power Point Presentation en
      Julian Zawistowski, Institute for Structural Research, Poland Power Point Presentation en
    • Competitive project selection in North Rhine- Westphalia - Claudia Schulte, Ministry of Economy, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Power Point Presentation en
    • Evaluation of interventions in mountain areas of Emilia Romagna - Antonella Bonaduce, Regional Government of Emilia Romagna, Italy Power Point Presentation en
    • Analysis of the impact and effectiveness of projects implemented in Malta in the period 2004-2006
      Marilou Micallef, Office of the Prime Minister, Malta Power Point Presentation en
    • Evaluation Plans for the period 2007-2013 - Marina Koutsouri, Ministry of National Economy, Greece Power Point Presentation en

    02-03/04/2009 :
    • Agenda Word Document en - Minutes Word Document en

    • Draft Working Document N° 7 "Indicative Guidelines on Evaluation Methods: reporting on Indicators for the ERDF/CF:
      - DG REGIO - Abdulwahab Power Point Presentation en

    • Evaluation Plans for 2007-2013 and evaluation results:
      - BE - S.Jelas (Walonia) Power Point Presentation en
      - DE - Schrekenberger Power Point Presentation en
      - ES - Muños Power Point Presentation en
      - PL - Bienias Power Point Presentation en
      - LV - Kravale Power Point Presentation en
      - EE - Korda Power Point Presentation en
      - CZ - Michalik Power Point Presentation en

    • DG REGIO  Evaluations Underway: State of Play Power Point Presentation en

    • Potential for Regional Policy Instruments, 2007-2013, to contribute to the Lisbon Objectives (Final Report):
      - Lisa Van Well, Nordregio Power Point Presentation en

    • Updating EVALSED: the source for evaluation of socio-economic development Power Point Presentation en

    13-14/11/2008 :
    • Agenda Word Document en
    • Minutes Word Document en
    • Definitions and use of Core indicators:
      • DG REGIO - Abdulwahab Power Point Presentation en pdf en
    • Evaluation Arrangements for 2007-2013:
      • PT - Bernardo - Portuguese NSRF and OP Global Evaluation Plan 2007-2013 Power Point Presentation en
      • RO - Bedea - Evaluation Plans in Romania Power Point Presentation en
      • FI - Osenius - ERDF Evaluation Plan 2007-2015 Power Point Presentation en
      • SI - Mesec - Evaluation Arrangements for 2007-2013 Power Point Presentation en
      • SK - Izáková - Evaluation within EU assistance provided to the Slovak Republic Power Point Presentation en
    • Impact evaluation:
      • DG REGIO - Mouqué - Impact Evaluation - introductory words Power Point Presentation en
      • HU - Béres - Impact evaluation of a SME program Power Point Presentation en
      • FR - Calzada - Experience in France Power Point Presentation en - Complementary documents:
        DIV 0136 pdf en - Intervention Experience in France Word Document en - EL102 Octobre 2007 pdf en
      • DG REGIO - Mouqué - Impact Evaluation - examples ex post Power Point Presentation en
    • DG REGIO evaluations underway
      • DG REGIO - Stryczynski - Ex post evaluation Obj1+2 Power Point Presentation en - Contractors, subconctractors rev 29 Oct 08 Word Document en
      • APPLICA - Ward - Ex post Evaluation - Coordination - Analyse-synthesis Power Point Presentation en
    26-27/06/2008 :
    • Agenda pdf en - Minutes Word Document en
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    • Core Indicators during 2007-2013:
      • BE - Hennart - présentation indicateurs 26juin08 Power Point Presentation en
      • FI - Ahlgren - Evaluation Network Meeting 26 June 2008. Power Point Presentation en
      • FR - Peguy - Core indicators Power Point Presentation en
      • GR - Koutsouri - Formulation of the Indicator System in the NSRF Power Point Presentation en
      • LV - Kravale - Core_indicators 27 June 2008 Power Point Presentation en
      • PL - Bienias - Measuring Core Indicators Power Point Presentation en
    • Ex Post Evaluation of ERDF in Objective 1 and 2 Programmes (200-2006) - Work Package 2 : Data Feasibility Study:
      • ADE-WP2 Evaluation network Power Point Presentation en
      • KS - Ex post state of play June 08 Power Point Presentation en
      • Marielle Riché June 08 Power Point Presentation en
    • Evaluation Arrangements for 2007-2013:
      • SE Presentation 26 june Power Point Presentation en
      • BG Dinkova presentation for Evaluation Network 26/27 June 2008 Power Point Presentation en
      • De Heller - Evaluation Power Point Presentation en
      • ES - Kaiser - Presnetación Grupo Evaluacion Bruselas Power Point Presentation en
      • FR - Peguy - Cadre Evaluation National Power Point Presentation en
      • HU - Tetenyi - Evaluation Plan Power Point Presentation en
      • IT - Italy Evaluation Plans Power Point Presentation en
      • LT - Jarmalaviciute - Evaluation arrangements Power Point Presentation en
      • MT - Cassar - Eval Plan Power Point Presentation en
      • PL - Bienias - Evaluation System in Poland Power Point Presentation en
    • Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects:
      • CBA Guide New Edition Power Point Presentation en
    29/02/2008

    Agenda and presentations Word Document en - Minutes Word Document en

    20/09/2007

    Agenda and presentations Word Document en - Minutes Word Document en

    10/05/2007

    Agenda Word Document en - Minutes pdf en - State of Play pdf en

    8 October 2004- Seminar on Mid Term Evaluation in Objective 1 and 2 Regions

    Agenda Word Document en

    Presentation ppt en

    Other Reports :

    • "Report on the Performance Reserve and Mid Term Evaluation in Objective 1 and 2 Regions" - 27 July 2004 pdf en
    • Final report "The Mid Term Evaluation in Objective 1 and 2 Regions, Growing Evaluation Capacity" - A Report by DG Regional Policy drawn up in consultation with the Technical Group on Evaluation pdf en

     

    7. Other interesting links

    • Framework to analyse the Development of Evaluation Capacity in the EU Member States (September 2007) pdf en
    • Latest IQ-Net paper on the implementation of 2007-2013 programmes pdf en

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