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The EVAL-INNO project will organise the first RTDI evaluation training course on 18-22 March 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The training will gather participants from Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Greece and will be carried out by experienced RTDI evaluation trainers from six countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia).

The training will introduce the participants to the theory and practice of the research and science-related evaluation of organisations, policies, programmes and institutions.

The training will be offered to two target groups:

  • Potential or current evaluation experts. Researchers and employees of scientific organisations are in general expected to apply for this group.
  • Programme owners. Experts from managing authorities and governmental agencies are expected to sign in the second group of “programme owners”.

 

The training mainly targets:

  • Junior experts that would like to gain theoretical and practical knowledge on RTDI evaluation methods and best practices.
  • Senior experts that would like to strengthen their knowledge in order to become in the future more deeply involved in RTDI evaluations of RTDI institutions, science and innovation policies and programmes.

Number of trainees:
A total of 30 trainees are expected to participate in the training (~12-15 trainees from Romania, Moldova and Greece in addition to ~12-15 from Bulgaria)

Application

EVAL-INNO announces the training opportunity publicly and applications from both target groups as described above are most welcome. In addition those current and potential evaluators and managing authorities who have been identified during the project and/or mapped with a template at the website (RTDI Evaluation section) have been invited explicitly.

If you would like to apply for the RTDI evaluation training in Sofia, please retur the filled in Registration Form toevaladmin[at]online[dot]bg

Please note the following eligibility rules:

  • Participants should have country of residence or employment either in Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova or Greece.
  • Participants (of both groups) should work fully or part-time at any type of organisation that is engaged in developing and/or promoting RTDI. Examples of such organisations are ministries, chambers of commerce, state agencies, innovation councils, scientific unions, industrial associations, clusters, science parks, incubators, laboratories, centres of research, universities etc.
  • University students are not eligible to participate as trainees in the course, unless they are fully or part-time employed at university. For the target group of evaluators, university staff is eligible to participate as trainees, in order to increase their knowledge on RTDI evaluation e.g. for the purpose of the university.

 

Deadline for applications: 20 February 2013.

Applicants will be notified of the nomination process at the end of February 2013.

Agenda and Rules for Expenses Covered (Adobe PDF, 152 KB)

Registration Form (MS Excel, 51 KB)

Note: By filling in the registration form you declare your commitment to participate in all sessions of the training course (5 days for Group 1: Potential or current evaluation experts or 4 days for Group 2: Programme owners). Please, also note that certificates will be provided only to the participants that were present in 100% of the training sessions and the exercises.





The WP5 consultation workshop on public procurement in RTDI evaluations was organised at Athens, on January 28-29, 2013.

SEE countries have limited record of innovation evaluation practices. The merits as well as the need for procuring evaluation emerged with the EU Structural Funds and IPA. Developing high standards and competent public procurement of RTDI evaluations is becoming increasingly important.

The purpose of the EVAL-INNO project is to help into this direction. In its context in the frame of the WP5, bibliographic research on public procurement of RTDI evaluations, a set of on-line completed questionnaires by national experts and interviews in the participating countries were organised to help identifying and prioritising national needs. A combination of a mapping exercise, the benchmarking analysis results as well as the assessment of every national situation led to a needs assessment study.

The objective of the workshop was to present and discuss the results of this preliminary comparative and needs assessment study. The workshop was attended by members of the consortium, national experts of the countries studied, experts from the European Commission, and experts from other interested SEE countries (outside the project consortium) and international organizations (World Bank).