The REGIO Evaluation Unit, together with DG EMPL, is organizing the 7th European Evaluation Conference - The result orientation: Cohesion Policy at work, which will take place in Sofia, BG, on 16-17 June, 2016.
“Evaluation for an Equitable Society” was the theme of the 11th Biennial Conference held by EES in Dublin in 2014. A publication bearing the same name has now been issued by Information Age Publishing. Sponsored by Michael Scriven’s Faster Forward Fund (http://fasterforwardfund.org/) the publication is mostly based on papers presented at the 11th Biennial Conference.
The new EES Board met in Prague 28-29 January 2016. It is a privilege to work with such an active, experienced, committed and passionate group! Julia Brümmer is the new Secretary General for 2016-2017, and Claudine Voyadzis will serve as our Treasurer during 2016.
EES Board member Robert ('Bob') Picciotto was commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation to visualize the future of evaluation. His response can be downloaded here. It describes a new wave of evaluation diffusion: social impact evaluation
The current Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA), which provides an entry point for bidding on a range of DFID evaluation contracts, is set to expire August 2016. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking input from potential evaluation suppliers (i.e. those not already taking part in GEFA consortia) to influence the design of its new evaluation framework agreement.
This fund (3F for short) has been established by Michael Scriven in order to facilitate and accelerate the development of the theory, practice, and profession of evaluation. The Faster Forward Fund is now open for proposals, and applications are due September 15, 2015.