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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
This course offers an overview of methods and data that can be used to evaluate the causal effect of policy interventions.
The purpose of the event is to bring together policymakers, analysts and researchers from the European Commission, international organisations, think tanks and academia, to discuss the role of quantitative evaluation of policy impacts in the European policy process.
Gathering comprehensive, reliable and comparable information to fully understand how trade flows affect employment and income is crucial to support evidence-based policymaking.
On May 20th the JRC was invited to present work on “Challenges of evidence-based policy making for the European Social Funds” at the 6th International Evaluation Conference “Evaluation results for decision-making: Use, challenges and examples” organised by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania.
On April 13th, the JRC organises a three-day workshop in Brussels on counterfactual impact evaluation (CIE) methods. Representatives of managing authorities from Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands are to attend the event. The aim of the workshop is to review the main CIE methods through computer-based training and stimulate a joint discussion on specific issues and challenges that managing authorities are facing when evaluating their interventions.
JRC scientists give a seminar on "Using Counterfactual Impact Evaluations (CIEs) for the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)" as part of the ESF Evaluation Parnership Meeting.
The purpose of the seminar is to discuss YEI interventions amenable to CIE as well as the data collection arrangements needed to make CIE a reality during this programming period. Part of the talk is also devoted to presenting examples of evaluations dealing with related youth employment policies.
JRC scientists present the results of a Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of an ESF-funded intervention in Latvia.
These results were discussed in front of the Managing Authority in charge of the evaluation of the intervention and in front of representatives of other Ministries in Latvia. CRIE provided insights for future similar programs to be introduced in Latvia.
The workshop is an attempt to establish a dialogue with interested EC actors within research and innovation policy in order to test new narratives in the innovation policy discourse.
On 20 - 21 January 2015, a training course, co-organised with the Secretariat-General, will look at the key steps in impact assessment (IA) and the fundamental questions about the use of modelling for IA.