Open Public Consultation for the Evaluation of the EU Agencies: EUROFOUND, CEDEFOP, ETF, EU-OSHA

The European Commission has launched of an open public consultation for the evaluation of the four EU Agencies under the remit of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion – Eurofound, Cedefop, ETF and EU-OSHA.

The consultation, available at http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=333&langId=en, is open until 5 July 2017.

The purpose of the external evaluation of Eurofound, Cedefop, ETF and EU-OSHA is to assess their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and added value, both individually and from a cross-cutting perspective, identifying potential synergies and overlaps in their mandates, objectives and activities.

The scope of the evaluation covers:

  • The operation of Eurofound, Cedefop, ETF and EU-OSHA, and similar tasks performed by the European Commission, by other EU decentralised agencies (such as FRA and EIGE), and by other relevant EU instruments and networks (such as Eurydice);
  • An evaluation of the changes that occurred during the period 2011-2016, based on a comparison of the situation before 2011 and at the end of 2016;
  • A retrospective analysis (an assessment of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the agencies’ performance) and a prospective analysis (of potential relevant changes that would help the agencies to better achieve their objectives, or which could deliver efficiency gains or other potential changes including rationalisation).

More information can be found in the attached background document which is also available at the website of the consultation.

Background Doc_OPC_Evaluation agencies02.03.2017

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