Common Assessment Framework

The CAF is a result of co-operation among the EU Ministers responsible for Public Administration. It is jointly developed under the aegis of the Innovative Public Services Group (IPSG), a working group of national experts set up by the Directors-General (DG) in order to promote exchanges and cooperation where it concerned innovative ways of modernizing government and public service delivery in EU Member States.
A pilot version was presented in May 2000 and a first revised version was launched in 2002. A CAF Resource Centre CAF (RC) was created at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht following the decision of DGs in charge of public service. In a strategic statement, EIPA pointed out how it wants to play its role as a European CAF Resource Centre and what its objectives are in this respect