INTERACT provides guidance and information on programme and project evaluation.
Evaluation is an important element in the European programme cycle. It highlights reflection on programme performance and allows for a programme to receive independent feedback on its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and consistency. For more information on evaluation please consult the INTERACT Practical Handbook for ongoing Evaluation in Territorial Cooperation Programmes.
There are 3 types of evaluation in EU programmes:
Ex-ante evaluation is carried out as part of the programme's preparation. During ex-ante evaluation, it is verified whether or not the programme complies with the European requirements and is relevant, effective and efficient in its set-up. Without a report from the ex-ante evaluator, a programme cannot be approved by the European Commission.
On-going evaluation, which takes place during the programme implementation period, is a reflection of the programme's progress towards achieving its objectives, which then helps in making relevant strategic decisions. On-going evaluation can influence the scope of the programme and the selection of projects as well as programme implementation arrangements.
Ex-post evaluation is carried out after the programme implementation period. Ex-post evaluation draws lessons from the implementation and assesses the results and impact of a programme.
In this section you will find information related to the requirements, structures and procedures of the evaluation. Please use the menu on the left to access the specific information you are looking for.
The evaluation section is regularly updated. Should you have any questions, remarks or suggestions, please contact Daniela Minichberger (firstname.lastname@example.org), +43 14000 27 088