S3 evaluation – what, who, why?

  • 27 Mar 2019 to 27 Mar 2019

Objective of the workshops: (1) To develop a shared understanding of "S3 Monitoring and Evaluation" (2) To bring S3 technical bodies (who are in charge of the monitoring) close to evaluators. I.e. build the capacity to engage with them, to pursue a meaningful exercise.

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Agenda and Presentations

S3 Targeted Support – Horizontal Activities

S3 evaluation – what, who, why?

European Commission | Representation in Austria

Haus der Europäischen Union
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010

27th March 2019 - Vienna



08:45 -09:00 Welcome Coffee and registration

09:00 –09:10  – Opening remarks                                 

Mark Boden (JRC)

Elisabetta Marinelli (JRC) - Plan of the day

09:10- 10:45 S3 Evaluation – Getting to know each other

  • Ken Guy (Wise guys ltd): S3 policy makers and evaluators: it takes two to tango
  • Prof. Attila Varga (University of Pecs) "Evaluating knowledge-based Regional Development: what do we know from the past? What questions should we ask for the future? Advise to regional policy-makers from an evaluator
  • Ioannis Tolias (Innovatia System)– Presentation of the draft framework
  • Elisabetta Marinelli – Some evidence on S3 monitoring and evaluation & presentation of the exercise.


Moderator Mark Boden

Discussant Lauri Kuukasjärvi (Helsinki-Uusimaa Region)

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 13:30 Participatory exercise - Part 1: developing a mid-term evaluation

  • Elisabetta Marinelli presents the methodology (10 mins)

Participants split in 4 working tables

  • Presentation of cases 20 mins (Extremadura, Greece, Bulgaria, Centro -PT)
  • Development of an evaluation plan (1h 30m)

See separate document: Participatory Methodology

 13:30 14:30  Lunch break

14:30-15:10  Presentation and discussion of the JRC Tool[1] - http://www.timanalytics.eu/

  • Geraldine Joanny (JRC, HQ)

15:10 – 16:30 30 Participatory exercise -Part 2:  the evaluators' grilling

  • Each presenters has 8-10 minutes to present the evaluation proposal in plenary. Ken Guy, Prof- Attila Varga and Mark Boden provide feedback.

16:30 - 16:45 Next steps and closing remarks

Next steps Elisabetta Marinelli (JRC)

Closing Remarks –  Mark Boden (JRC),  Marek Pzeor (DG REGIO), Mate Tas (DG REGIO), Ken Guy, Prof. Attila Varga


Presentations available here


Practical Information

27 Mar 2019 to 27 Mar 2019