HETFA – as the Grant holder institution- participates in a COST-Action called PROFEEDBACK (PlatfoRm OF policy Evaluation community for improvED EU policies and Better ACKnowledgement). PROFEEDBACK aims to foster the networking of the policy evaluation community at EU-level, raise awareness on the importance of evaluation policy research and improve its impact on policy-making.

In the framework of the Action we are organising a conference titled Evaluation of public policy responses to ’black swans’. The event will take place in person in Budapest on April 28th 2022. The Conference brings together researchers and policymakers from European states, universities, research institutes and consultancies. Its aim is to identify the most significant challenges posed by black swan events from the evaluation community’s perspective. The conference aims to attract papers and posters that contribute to providing theoretical concepts and quantitative/qualitative methodological solutions to forward the participants’ repertoire of evaluating policies borne from black swan events.

More information on the conference is available here. Abstracts shall be submitted until 28 February 2022 and sent to profeedback@hetfa.hu. Registration is available here.