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Monitoring Evaluation Reporting

Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting are three distinct but essential parts of programme activites, both of the programme itself, and from the programme to its projects.

  • Monitoring is the collection of information and data, to measure change over time.
  • Evaluating, is about analysing the effectiveness and direction of an activity.
  • Reporting, is focused on providing required data to bodies.

Combined, strong monitoring, evaluating and reporting collects good data, ensures the accountability and effectiveness of the programme and its projects.

Where to start

Certified training Evaluation foundations is open for enrolement and takes place in January 2024. Further cohorts could be created if interest is strong enough.

The Evaluation plan briefing document sets out the core requirements of the evaluation plan.

This was further expanded upon in a Q&A with the Commission 

What we are working on

A certified training on evaluation offers an entry point in Evaluation foundations, and a more in-depth look in the forthcoming Evaluation practitioners training.

A session at the Interreg Knowledge Fair will explore the Methodology paper, setting out the programme indicators. This session will particularly consider the point at which amendments to the documents are required.

A further session at the Interreg Knowledge Fair will build on current experiences and look to the future of common indicators which have been a significant success in 2021-2027.

Interact is also exploring an approach to highlight the added value of cooperation, by using shared Evaluation approaches to encourage programmes to work together, to better capture the contribution of Interreg to given challenges.

The topic of evaluation continues to engage with Capitalisation and Communication to build on the results and learn lessons to improve future evaluations.