Welcome to the European Evaluation Network for Rural Development
The European Evaluation Network for Rural Development (abbreviated to ‘Evaluation Expert Network’) provides support for improving the quality and efficiency of evaluation of Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) in Member States of the European Union in the period 2007-2013.
The network is targeted at the evaluation functions established by national authorities, evaluation experts and other stakeholders dealing with evaluation of RDPs. Network support includes development of evaluation methods and tools, guidance on evaluation processes, establishing best practice, aspects of data collection and management, and assistance to the European Commission and Member States in dealing with evaluation requirements.
Operating under the responsibility of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), the network includes an operational structure in the form of the Evaluation Helpdesk to implement the multiple tasks.
We invite you to make use of this website and help us build a vibrant evaluation community for the future of rural areas. Use the navigation links to learn more about the Evaluation Expert Network’s services, tools, activities, publications and news.