The EU ETV Pilot programme is currently undergoing an evaluation to better understand whether it is achieving its desired outcomes and impacts after more than three years of operation as announced in the Staff Working Document on ETV. On the basis of this evaluation, the Commission shall draw conclusions on the potential of the current programme to promote ETV in Europe. Subject to the findings of the evaluation and if appropriate, the Commission will consider the next steps and follow-up.

This external study supporting this evaluation is now published.

More information on the context and scope of the ETV evaluation is available in the dedicated Roadmap.

The evaluation comprised the following activities:

  • The external study supporting the evaluation was commissioned to a consortium led by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and comprising ICF Consulting Services and Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO). If you wish to communicate to the evaluators, please send an email to ENV-ETV@ec.europa.eu, which will forward the message.
  • The evaluation includes a large consultation exercise, following the dedicated Consultation Strategy.
  • In particular, citizens technology developers, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), technology users and innovation experts had the opportunity – through a public consultation - to provide valuable insights on their awareness of the Pilot Programme, on how well it has worked, on benefits and drawbacks of the ETV process, as well as on the future scope and direction of the scheme. Find here the results of this consultation.


The 3rd Stakeholder Forum meeting that took take place in Brussels on 28 September 2017 enabled stakeholders to exchange views on the EU ETV evaluation. The presentations from the stakeholder forum are available here.