PlatfoRm OF policy Evaluation community for improvED EU policies and Better ACKnowledgement
|Start year-end year||2021-2025|
The The Action 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. The Platform, following a bottom-up and open approach, will gather researchers and professionals from various scientific fields and sectors to present and evaluate theories, topics, tools and methods of policy evaluation. Results of the Europe-wide assessment of good practices will provide direct and high-quality inputs for national and EU bodies responsible for policy evaluation.
Policy evaluation is a key tool in understanding, developing and modernising EU policies, thus there is a growing demand for EU-wide and high quality evaluation services. The main challenge is that currently there is no bottom-up platform for European researchers and professionals working in policy evaluation. They have limited possibilities to discuss common problems, assess country specific practices and share their knowledge in a mutually beneficial and effective way.
PROFEEDBACK aims to tackle this challenge with an innovative, complex, cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach by:
- analysing the theoretical and methodological questions of evaluation policy research putting special focus on Cohesion Policy,
- enriching scientific research of policy evaluation and addressing new challenges,
- harmonizing fragmented approaches to set the research agenda and to get a common understanding,
- contributing to the capacity building of the policy evaluation community,
- involving national and EU policy-makers and the civil society to contribute to evidence-based policy-making,
- framing a Code of Conduct for the policy evaluation community.
Activities and outputs
We organise conferences, training schools, mobility grants.
The Action has three Working Groups:
WG1 Theoretical concept of policy evaluation
WG2 Quantitative methods and data collection
WG3 Qualitative and participatory methods
Numerous deliverables are produced and made publicly available. They bring together both horizontal topics formulated at the half-yearly conferences and methodological issues analysed within the Working Groups of the Action.
Highlighted deliverables are the followings:
- Policy briefs
Contact & more info
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On September 19th, HÉTFA organised a successful policy event in Brussels, with over 30 participants. The event, titled "RRF versus ESIF - Differences and Similarities: An Evaluation Perspective" compared two critical European Union policy instruments. The event...
First PROFEEDBACK Training School in Istanbul with a focus on theory-based evaluation of Public Policies and Programmes
HÉTFA, as the Grant Holder Institution, is the leader of the PROFEEDBACK (Platform of Policy Evaluation Community for Improved EU Policies and Better Acknowledgment) Action supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). The objective of the Action...
HÉTFA’s colleague explores cooperation opportunities in Jordan in the field of youth policy and evaluation
HÉTFA’s colleague, Eszter Szőnyi, recently travelled to Jordan for a scientific mission to represent HÉTFA. The aim of the mission was to engage in mutual learning in the field of youth research, youth policy and evaluation, as well as to build connections. Throughout...
Key highlights from HÉTFA’s 3rd PROFEEDBACK Conference on Evaluation of Rural and Territorial Development, Urban Development
HÉTFA, as the Grant Holder Institution, is the leader of the PROFEEDBACK (Platform of Policy Evaluation Community for Improved EU Policies and Better Acknowledgment) COST Action. The objective of this Action is to promote networking among the policy evaluation...
The first PROFEEDBACK Conference under the lead of HÉTFA resulted in fruitful exchanges and important outcomes
The first PROFEEDBACK Conference took place in Budapest on 28th April 2022. Under the lead of HÉTFA, the conference on Evaluation of public policy responses to black swans was a great success with more than 75 participants from 23 different countries. HÉTFA – as the...
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...
HETFA Research Institute as a Grant holder institution participates in a COST-Action called PROFEEDBACK (PlatfoRm OF policy Evaluation community for improvED EU policies and Better ACKnowledgement; CA20112). Managing Director of HETFA, Gábor Balás as Action Chair will...