Evaluating progress in implementing the ISA² Programme

2016.39 Monitoring and Evaluation

When is this action of interest to you? 

You want to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the ISA programme and the follow-up ISA² programme. You want to ensure that the objectives of the ISA legal Decision are met, and that progress and management of the ISA² programme are on track.

What is this action about?

An essential element of the ISA² work programme involves the monitoring and evaluation of progress being made and, in particular, the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, utility, sustainability and coherence of the programme’s actions. This is called for under Article 13 of the underlying ISA Decision.

This action is dedicated to achieving those goals as well as improving the internal management processes of the ISA² work programme.

This action provides you with data from the monitoring and evaluation exercise of the programme, as well as from its actions that are ongoing throughout the duration of the programme. All the data can be consulted using the ISA dashboard.

What are the objectives?

  • Setting up both quantitative and qualitative measurement, thus providing guidance to the ISA² programme and input to the European Interoperability Strategy;
  • Providing an effective decision-making communication tool

What are the benefits?

  • Ensuring that ISA² objectives are met
  • Bringing cost reductions as underperforming actions are identified sooner
  • Introducing an improved management process for the ISA² programme
  • Increasing transparency of the investment made under the ISA² work programme
  • Providing a better decision-making tool
  • Ensuring better communication of the results of individual ISA² actions
  • Improving information about the overall ISA² work programme

​What are the next steps?

The monitoring of the follow-up ISA² programme has started by setting up the ISA² dashboard. In 2018, the action will continue in monitoring of the programme implementation. In addition, the action will start the ISA² interim evaluation, as defined in the ISA² legal decision.