About this online course
New EU Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes for the period 2021-2027 are now being prepared, agreed and implemented. Member States are setting up monitoring systems and writing Evaluation Plans for the new period. Are Member States clear about what the New Regulations say about the new monitoring and evaluation requirements?
Programme Authorities continue to conduct evaluations of their 2014-2020 programmes and projects, as well as planning evaluations for the 2021-2027 period. Are Managing Authorities successful in collecting the best possible monitoring data and are they clear about how to measure the impact of interventions? Which evaluation methods should be used – theory-based and/or counter-factual? Should they use ex-post CBA?
This is a webinar over 5 days (mornings and afternoons):
- Days 1 & 2 deal with monitoring tasks, indicators and the Performance Framework. A Czech Ministry official will assess the lessons learnt from 2014-2020 and the implications of the new requirements for 2021-2027.
- Days 2-5: we examine how to conduct “evaluations during the programming period”. A leading evaluation consultant-economist will focus on the two broad recommended evaluation methods – theory-based and counterfactual evaluations – and the choices for project / programme evaluations on the ground.
- We will also describe how to complete an ex post cost-benefit analysis (ex post CBA) for infrastructure and other larger
- A European Commission official will describe what progress has been made on impact evaluations in 2014-2020 and explain what is expected in 2021-2027.
- You will also learn how to manage evaluation studies, including preparation of the Terms of Reference, aspects of fieldwork, and typical live issues for your current / planned evaluations.
Break-out groups, mini-workshops, exercises and videos will be used to develop simulations of essential elements of evaluation and monitoring to provide a clear view of good practice in the key disciplines involved.
A modest element of home-learning will be included in the seminar, to take place between the teaching days: links to exciting technical videos will be provided, which participants can watch in their own time.
Read Marco Lopriore’s paper: ‘Recovery and Resilience Plans for the Next Generation EU: a unique opportunity that must be taken quickly, and carefully‘
How will it help you?
At the end of the seminar, participants should have:
- a clear understanding of all the evaluation and monitoring requirements for current and future programmes; and
- a quick general tool kit for undertaking impact evaluations of projects and programmes
Who will benefit most?
- officials from central, regional and local government, programme officers and managers, involved with the implementation and evaluation of Structural and Cohesion Fund projects and programmes
- project managers and developers
- economic and social partners involved in Structural Funds and evaluation activities, such as NGOs, higher education establishments, and consultants.
For this online course we make use of Zoom
Remote simultaneous interpretation
Remote simultaneous interpretation can be offered in Spanish, French and Italian on request. Contact the Programme Organiser for more information and conditions
Ms Nancy Vermeulen
Tel: +31 43 32 96 212
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.
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- Thursday, 14 October 2021 (A.M.)
- Friday, 15 October 2021 (A.M.)
- Monday, 18 October 2021 (P.M.)
- Tuesday, 19 October 2021 (P.M.)
- Thursday, 21 October 2021 (A.M.)
|Monitoring, indicators and the Performance Framework|
|08.45||Opening of ZOOM platform and gathering of participants|
|09.00||Opening of the seminar and meeting the participants: introduction to the objectives and methodology of the seminar
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA, Maastricht, Netherlands
|09.25||Meeting each other: Tour de Table|
|09.40||Monitoring and reporting project and programme progress in 2014-2020 and 2021-2027
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA and Consultant (UK) (former National Expert EC, and former Senior Executive within Evaluation Division, Scottish Enterprise)
|10.30||Virtual Coffee Break|
|10.50||Monitoring and reporting project and programme progress in 2014-2020 and 2021-2027 (continued)
|11.10||Workshop break-out groups and feedback: indicators by sector
|12.00||Management Challenges for Monitoring and Data collection/usage
Ing. Helena Viktorie Barbořáková, Managing Authority, Operational Programme – Research, Development and Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Czech Republic
|13.15||End of first day|
|08.45||Opening ZOOM platform|
|09.00||Review of day 1|
|09.10||Can ESF achieve the best results? What is required in 2021-2027?
|Evaluations during the programming period|
|09.50||Evaluation and measuring impact, 2014-2020
|10.35||Virtual Coffee break and meeting our Evaluation Expert|
|11.00||Breakout groups – exercise – evaluation questions
|11.35||Evaluation in the context of Programme Management
Dr. Vladimir Kváča, former Director-General, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Prague (CZ), and former President of the Czech Evaluation Society
|12.40||Workshop: Managing evaluation studies, part 1:
|13.20||End of Day 2|
|12.45||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|13.30||Workshop: Managing evaluation studies, part 2:
|14.00||Short break and meeting our guest speaker|
|14.15||Impact Evaluations in 2014-2020 and proposed changes for 2021-2027
David Alba, Evaluation Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
|15.25||Choice of methods and techniques: theory-based and counter-factual evaluations
|16.35||Workshop break-out groups: Managing evaluation studies, part 3:
|17.20||End of day 3|
|12.45||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|14.10||Counterfactual Evaluations (contd.)|
|14.35||Workshop break-out groups: Counterfactual Evaluations
|15.05||Virtual coffee break|
|15.20||Workshop break-out groups: Counterfactual Evaluations
|15.50||Exercises with revenue-generating projects
|16.25||Break-out groups and feedback: the grant calculation
|16.45||Review of Evaluation methods
|17.15||End of third day|
|Evaluation Studies; Ex post Cost-Benefit Analysis|
|08.45||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|09.00||Ex post cost-benefit analysis, major projects, revenue-generating projects
|10.00||Workshop: spreadsheet and discounting
|10.30||Preparing for and Managing Evaluation Studies
|11.20||Virtual Coffee break|
|11.40||Break-out groups: Preparing for and Managing Evaluation Studies
|12.25||Ex post cost-benefit analysis, major projects (continued)
|13.10||Seminar conclusions, evaluation feedback|
|13.20||Close of seminar|