Capacity building on Monitoring and Evaluation

Ljubljana, Slovenia | 15 December 2022

The EUSAIR FACILITY POINT strategic project is reaching its end in August 2023 and capitalizing on its activities has to take place now in order to have input and material for the revision of the Action Plan and the preparation of the EUSAIR and its activities in 2021-2027! Monitoring, Evaluation, Capacity Building are key elements for the Strategy in the new programming period and we have to move on accordingly!

In this context, our whole EUSAIR family is invited to join the Macro-regional meeting for Capacity Building on Monitoring and Evaluation, on December 15th in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and discuss on procedures, methods and tools of capturing the EUSAIR achievements, in terms of outputs, results and impacts, indicators and best practices, as well as plan how we move forward.

The event includes brief presentation of the EUSAIR perspectives in the new programming period 2021-2027, an overview of the Monitoring and Evaluation actions in relation to the EU Macro-regional Strategies, as well as impact stories of the added value of the EU Macro-regional Strategies. In addition, a proposed Monitoring and Evaluation system developed in the framework of the EUSAIR Facility Point project, and findings from the Pillar monitoring procedures, while the analytic and synthetic annual reports' updates that have been followed so far during the implementation of the Macro-regional Strategy until 2021 will all be presented during this full day event.

The draft agenda and logistic details will be provided in due time. We take the opportunity and inform you that the national capacity building for Monitoring and Evaluation in four IPA participating countries will be organised in early 2023.

Please join us for the assessment of the Strategy and the preparation for the scene of a united and prosperous region in 2021-2027.

DRAFT AGENDA (hybrid event)
09.00-09.15 Arrival and registration (In person and online)
09.15-09.30 Introductory speech of the representatives of the EUSAIR National Coordinators from Slovenia

Welcome - Purpose of the event, EUSAIR Facility Point Lead Partner

09.30-9.45 EUSAIR monitoring and evaluation under WP T.3 - Mathilde Konstantopoulou / Ioanna Tzika, Greek Ministry of Development and Investments, Special Service for Strategy, Planning and Evaluation - EUSAIR Facility Point Project Partner Greece
9.45-10.05 Achievements and findings of the “EUSAIR Monitoring and Evaluation Project” - Victoria Chorafa, LKN ANALYSIS Ltd (on-line)
10.05-10.35 Proposals for a new Monitoring & Evaluation System of EUSAIR - Michalis Nikitaridis, LKN ANALYSIS Ltd
10.35-11.00 Annual Pillar Monitoring Reports (M&E Consultants)
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.00 The impact EU Macro-regional Strategies deliver - impact stories as a monitoring tool – Ilze Ciganska, INTERACT


12.00-12.45 "Embedding" process of Macro-regional Strategies from the point of view of the European Commission - Georgios Emmanouil, IPA/EUSAIR/EU Accession Negotiations Team, European Commission, REGIO D1 (on-line)
12.45-13.15 The embedding process of EUSAIR flagships in the implementation phase of 2021-2027 programmes - Action Labs organized with the Managing Authorities of ETC Programmes and future plans for embedding - Michele Giovenali, Marche Region, EUSAIR Facility Point Project Partner Italy
13.15-14.15 Lunch break
14.15-14.45 IPA ADRION Programme presentation – representative of the programme (TBC)
14.45-15.15 The revision of the EUSAIR Action Plan - EUSAIR Facility Point Lead Partner
15.15-15.30 Next steps for the EUSAIR implementation and monitoring – Mathilde Konstantopoulou, Greek Ministry of Development and Investments, Special Service for Strategy, Planning and Evaluation - EUSAIR Facility Point Project Partner Greece
15.30-16.00 Discussion, recommendations and action plan for the improvement of the Monitoring &Evaluation of EUSAIR in the 2021-2027 programming period
16.00 End of meeting