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Monitoring, Indicators and Evaluation Plans for EU Cohesion Policy Programmes, 2021-2027

Date

14 Jun 2022 to 17 Jun 2022

Address

  Online
Belgium

Section

Euro & Finance

Event Description

Course description

New Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes for the period 2021-2027 are 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 collecting the best possible monitoring data? Are they clear about how to measure the impact of interventions and what evaluation methods to use – theory-based or counterfactual?As the recently publication of the 8th Cohesion Report concludes, Cohesion Policy is essential for the progress of the EU. We will highlight how best we can measure and report the progress and impacts of EU co-funded actions.

What you will learn?

This is a webinar over 3 days (mornings and afternoons). We will examine:

  • monitoring requirements, choice of programme indicators, data challenges and the Performance Framework. A Czech Ministry official will assess the lessons learnt from 2014-2020 and the implications of the new requirements for programmes in 2021-2027.
  • Programme and Reporting templates for the new Structural Funds programmes, highlighting the special link between finance and performance, and how will you report programme progress.
  • How the RRF plans in Member states will be monitored and evaluated
  • how to prepare an Evaluation Plan for the new period. A leading evaluation consultant-economist will help us plan realistic evaluation that are useful for evaluation stakeholders. We will focus on timing of evaluation works, the choices for project / programme evaluations on the ground and we will consider the implications for data gathering.
  • the key elements of an ex post cost-benefit analysis (ex post CBA) for infrastructure and other larger projects.
  • how to manage evaluation studies, including preparation of the Terms of Reference, aspects of fieldwork, and typical live issues for your current / planned evaluations.

How we work

Break-out groups, mini-workshops, exercises and videos will be used to develop simulations of essential elements of monitoring systems and evaluation plans, in order to provide a clear view of good practice in the key disciplines involved.

Target group

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.

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Nancy Vermeulen
Tel: +31 43 32 96 212
n.vermeulen@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
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

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

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
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
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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