International evaluation conference
The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania regularly organizes international conferences dedicated to evaluation of EU Structural Fund programmes. The conference to be held on 3–4 March 2011 in Vilnius is already the fourth event of this type. The aim of this conference is twofold: to take stock of EU Structural Fund evaluations analyzing the implementation of instruments, methods and interventions newly introduced in the 2007–2013 period as well as to discuss whether evaluation is already being used as an integrated programme management tool.
Since 2007, EU Structural Fund management authorities have undertaken a range of evaluations examining the implementation of programmes at both a strategic and an operational level. It is important that findings from these evaluations are disseminated and reflected on when developing investment strategies and priorities for 2014–2020. Even though it is still too early to evaluate the results or the impact of the programmes which are still at the half-way stage in their implementation, it is worth discussing to what extent new instruments, methods and processes work. The conference theme was chosen deliberately so that it could feed into discussions surrounding the preparation for the new programming period.
Against this background, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania invites EU Structural Fund management authorities, EU institutions and evaluators to discuss what’s new and what works in the EU Cohesion Policy for 2007–2013 by sharing findings from the ongoing evaluation activity, consider lessons that should be taken into account when programming support for 2014–2020 and reflect on how evaluation can be put to even better use in future.
Data: 03 marzo 2011
Luogo: Vilnius - Repubblica Lituana