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.

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

The evaluation comprises the following activities:

  • The European Commission has commissioned an evaluation study 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, a public consultation has been launched and it is an opportunity for stakeholders 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. 

All citizens and stakeholders are welcome to contribute to this consultation. In particular technology developers, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), technology users and innovation experts are encouraged to contribute to this consultation. The consultation is open until 20 November 2017.

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