Calendar of Evaluation Events for Cohesion Policy

The evaluation community of the EU operational programmes for Cohesion Policy meets regularly to discuss issues of monitoring and evaluation of Cohesion Funds. Please see below the list of past related events organized by the European Commission, other EU Institutions, and the Member States.

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Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 01/12/2017

Venue: CCAB, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/network/
Contact: regio-eval@ec.europa.eu

Description: Dedicated meeting on indicators


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 07/12/2017

Venue: TBC Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: TBC


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 05/03/2018

Venue: CCAB, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/network/
Contact: regio-eval@ec.europa.eu

Description: TBC


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 11/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Venue: TBC Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=701&langId=en
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: TBC


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Summer school - 2 days general 17/04/2018 - 18/04/2018

Venue: DG REGIO, BU1 Vip Room Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/network/
Contact: regio-eval@ec.europa.eu

Description: Training on Theory Based (TBE) and Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE)


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Summer school - 3 days specific 23/05/2018 - 25/05/2018

Venue: Anna Grand Hotel, Balatonfüred, Hungary Balatonfüred - Hungary

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/network/
Contact: regio-eval@ec.europa.eu

Description: Theory Based and Counterfactual Evaluations


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 20/06/2018

Venue: CCAB, room 4A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/network/
Contact: regio-eval@ec.europa.eu

Description: TBC


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 21/06/2018

Venue: TBC Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=701&langId=en
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: TBC


13th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference - Evaluation for more resilient societies 01/10/2018 - 05/10/2018

Venue: Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Centre 154 Egnatias Street, 546 36 THESSALONIKI Thessaloniki - Greece

Organised by: EES

Event Website:http://www.ees2018.eu/#
Contact: registration@ees2018.eu

Description: The leading theme of the EES2018 Conference is “Evaluation for more resilient societies”. The Conference offers 5 days of debates on evaluation in times of financial, geopolitical, environmental and humanitarian crises.


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 08/10/2018 - 09/10/2018

Venue: TBC Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=701&langId=en
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: TBC


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 29/11/2018 - 30/11/2018

Venue: CCAB, room 3C, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/network/
Contact: regio-eval@ec.europa.eu

Description:


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 29/01/2019 - 30/01/2019

Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Center (CCAB) 1040 Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:tbd
Contact: REGIO-EVAL@ec.europa.eu

Description: This meeting is dedicated to the common indicators proposed for Smart Europe 2021+


ESF Evaluation Partnership 18/02/2019

Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Center Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:https://circabc.europa.eu/webdav/CircaBC/empl/ESF%20Evaluation%20discussion%20group
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: The ESF Evaluation Partnership is the major forum for discussion and coordination of ESF and YEI evaluations. Partnership members are officials in Member States' regional or national administrations involved in evaluation activities. The main objectives of the Partnership are: • to steer and capitalise on evaluation work of actions supported by the ESF • to assess the contribution of actions supported by the ESF to objectives also pursued by other EU instruments.


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 07/03/2019 - 08/03/2019

Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Center (CCAB), room 2D 1040 Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:tbd
Contact: REGIO-EVAL@ec.europa.eu

Description: This meeting is dedicated to the common indicators proposed for Smart Europe 2021+


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 11/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Center (CCAB), room 1A Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:tbc
Contact: REGIO-EVAL@ec.europa.eu

Description: This meeting is dedicated to the common indicators proposed for policy objective 2 GREEN EUROPE


Organised by the European CommissionEvaluation Network Meeting with Member States 20/05/2019 - 21/05/2019

Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Center (CCAB), room 4D, Brussels Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester

Event Website:tbd
Contact: REGIO-EVAL@ec.europa.eu

Description: This meeting is dedicated to the common indicators 2021+


8th bi-annual international evaluation conference "Evaluation post 2020: evolution or revolution?" 23/05/2019 - 24/05/2019

Venue: Conference and arts centre “Arkangelas“ Vilnius - Lithuania

Organised by: The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Event Website:: https://www.esinvesticijos.lt/en/events/international-evaluation-conference-evaluation-post-2020-evolution-or-revolution
Contact: aiste@visionary.lt

Description: The international evaluation conference in Lithuania is a renown forum, attracting speakers and participants from the European Commission, OECD, and the EU countries. The conference provides an international platform for sharing the best ideas and practices, networking, and mutual learning. This year's conference will focus on three main themes: 1) The future of investment evaluation; 2) Changing methods of data collection and analysis for evaluations; and 3) Evidence-based policy making and effectiveness of public interventions. A half-day seminar on the use of big data for monitoring and evaluation will be organised on the second day of the event. There is no participation fee. Agendas and the registration can be found on the conference website


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 06/06/2019

Venue: Gibson Hotel Dublin - Ireland

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:https://circabc.europa.eu/webdav/CircaBC/empl/ESF%20Evaluation%20discussion%20group
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: The ESF Evaluation Partnership is the major forum for discussion and coordination of ESF and YEI evaluations. Partnership members are officials in Member States' regional or national administrations involved in evaluation activities. The main objectives of the Partnership are: • to steer and capitalise on evaluation work of actions supported by the ESF • to assess the contribution of actions supported by the ESF to objectives also pursued by other EU instruments.


Organised by the European CommissionInvesting in Our Shared Future, The 8th Conference on the Evaluation of EU Cohesion Policy 20/06/2019 - 21/06/2019

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Calea Victoriei 63 - 81 Sector 1,10065 Bucharest, Romania, Tel: +40 21 311 9000, Fax: +40 21 313 9000 Bucharest - Romania

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/conferences/cohesioneval2019/
Contact: REGIO-EVAL-CONFERENCE@ec.europa.eu

Description: In this event, we invite policy makers, national, regional and local authorities, managing authorities, evaluation experts, academics, civil society and other stakeholders to reflect on the role and exchange views on the contribution of the policy to promoting performance-oriented public investments and to developing a culture of evaluation in Member States. Join us in this dialogue on how the policy can contribute further to the consolidation of a result-oriented approach of EU-wide investments to the benefit of European citizens.


Organised by the European CommissionREGIO Evaluation Network Meeting with Member States 21/06/2019

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Calea Victoriei 63 - 81 Sector 1 Bucharest - Romania

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:tbd
Contact: REGIO-EVAL@ec.europa.eu

Description: This meeting is dedicated to evaluation of ERDF interventions


Organised by the European CommissionCounterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE) summer week 2019 26/06/2019 - 28/06/2019

Venue: European Commission, Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy Ispra - Italy

Organised by: The Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME)

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/microeconomic-evaluation
Contact: enkelejda.havari@ec.europa.eu

Description: Objective: to share good practices of evaluation of public programmes. Format: June 26-27: Training sessions on CIE techniques with case studies and applications using the Stata software; June 28: Workshop “Impact Evaluation in developed and developing countries” (CIE@JRC), with the participation of experts from international organisations such as the World Bank, European Commission, OECD, academia. Who: The course is designed for practitioners with a basic knowledge of programme evaluation, who would like to advance to intermediate level. Registration deadline: May 24th, 2019


Organised by the European CommissionREGIO: Evaluation Network Meeting with Member States 11/10/2019

Venue: Albert Borschette (CCAB ), room 3C, 36 rue Froissart Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/evaluations/network/meetings/#6
Contact: REGIO-EVAL@ec.europa.eu

Description: tbc


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 22/10/2019

Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Center (CCAB) Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:https://circabc.europa.eu/webdav/CircaBC/empl/ESF%20Evaluation%20discussion%20group
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: The ESF Evaluation Partnership is the major forum for discussion and coordination of ESF and YEI evaluations. Partnership members are officials in Member States' regional or national administrations involved in evaluation activities. The main objectives of the Partnership are: • to steer and capitalise on evaluation work of actions supported by the ESF • to assess the contribution of actions supported by the ESF to objectives also pursued by other EU instruments.


The Fifth Conference of the NCA Evaluation Unit: Communication of Evaluation Results 24/10/2019

Venue: Ministry of Regional Development, Entrance: Parizska 4 Prague - Czechia

Organised by: Ministry of Regional Development, Czechia

Event Website:https://dotaceeu.cz/en/Jak-ziskat-dotaci/Akce/5-konference-Evaluacni-jednotky-Narodniho-organu
Contact: lenka.jansova@mmr.cz

Description: This year's conference will look at the issue of “COMMUNICATION OF EVALUATION RESULTS”.


Organised by the European Commission8th International Evaluation and Monitoring Conference - Innovation, Sustainability and Social Inclusion - Preparing for EU 2021 - 2027 21/11/2019 - 22/11/2019

Venue: TBD Budapest - Hungary

Organised by: Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Event Website:tbc
Contact: brigitta.sivado@itm.gov.hu

Description: Invited experts in evaluation and monitoring from the European Commission (Directorates-General Regio, Employment, Climate and Environment), from the Member States and international organizations will present their evaluation and monitoring results with a perspective of planning the 2021-2027 round. The conference will primarily focus on evaluations of three key development areas (innovation, sustainability and social inclusion), however monitoring and data security issues will also be discussed.


XIII International Evaluation Conference 09/12/2019 - 10/12/2019

Venue: Q Plus Hotel, Crakow - Poland

Organised by: Ministry of Investment and Development and Agency for Enterprise Development, POLAND

Event Website:tbd
Contact: Ewaluacja@mr.gov.pl

Description: The main topic for this year’s meeting is: "Innovation, social inclusion and territorial cohesion – preparing for 2021-2027."


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 11/02/2020

Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Center (CCAB) Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:-
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: The ESF Evaluation Partnership is the major forum for discussion and coordination of ESF and YEI evaluations. Partnership members are officials in Member States' regional or national administrations involved in evaluation activities. The main objectives of the Partnership are: • to steer and capitalise on evaluation work of actions supported by the ESF • to assess the contribution of actions supported by the ESF to objectives also pursued by other EU instruments.


Organised by the European CommissionREGIO: Evaluation Network Meeting with Member States 26/03/2020 - 27/03/2020

Venue: Albert Borschette (CCAB ), room 0C, 36 rue Froissart Brussels - Belgium

Organised by: DG REGIO, Evaluation and European Semester Unit

Event Website:tbc
Contact: REGIO-EVAL@ec.europa.eu

Description: tbc


Organised by the European CommissionESF Evaluation Partnership 09/06/2020

Venue: tbc Dubrovnik - Croatia

Organised by: DG EMPL, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit

Event Website:-
Contact: EMPL-G4-ESF-EVALUATION-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Description: The ESF Evaluation Partnership is the major forum for discussion and coordination of ESF and YEI evaluations. Partnership members are officials in Member States' regional or national administrations involved in evaluation activities. The main objectives of the Partnership are: • to steer and capitalise on evaluation work of actions supported by the ESF • to assess the contribution of actions supported by the ESF to objectives also pursued by other EU instruments.