13th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference

Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops

Interested in attending a pre-conference development workshop? Follow the EES news and newsletters, registrations will open in June.

The EES Pre-Conference workshops in Thessaloniki will take place over the two days preceding the conference, i.e. on October 1 & 2, 2018. These pre-conference sessions will again be a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from stimulating and knowledgeable presenters.

The pre-conference workshops are sessions lasting either one or two days and topics may include for example:

  • Evaluation approaches, e.g. gender responsive evaluation, rights based evaluation, theory-based evaluation, realist evaluation, goal free evaluations, causal evaluation, democratic evaluations, empowerment evaluation, developmental evaluation, principles based evaluation, systems focussed evaluation, etc.
  • Evaluation designs, e.g. case study, meta-evaluation, organizational assessment, social impact assessment, evaluating complex networks, experimental, quasi-experimental, contribution analysis, QCA, process tracing, evaluation synthesis, etc.
  • Specific methods related to various themes, such as climate change, migration, development, conflict, human rights, agriculture and food security, education, humanitarian, infrastructure, structural funds, labour market, employment, equity, etc.
  • Evaluation and use of digital technologies, such as social media, “big data”, mobile phone interactions and surveys, crowd sourcing, etc.
  • Evaluation as social practice, e.g. participation, self-reflection, dialogue, etc.
  • Overarching topics, e.g. choosing evaluation approaches for evaluation designs to address complex policies and situations, commissioning evaluations, managing evaluations, communication of evaluations, promoting use of evaluation results, etc.

The content of pre-conference workshops should be attentive to questions of gender responsiveness, equity and social justice.

Tentative timeline
Workshops’ proposals reception: until 15 March 2018
Workshops’ proposals selection and workshops’ list establishment: by Mid-May 2018
Notification of acceptance status to workshops’ trainers: early June
Publication of pre-conference workshops’ list: from Mid-June
Registration opened to pre-conference workshops’ participants: from Mid-June.

Questions
For queries about the content of the pre-conference workshops please contact Albine Guitard (Albine.Guitard@europeanevaluation.org) or Ian C. Davies, Credentialed Evaluator (CE) (Ian.Davies@europeanevaluation.org). For logistical and organisational questions, including about your stay in Thessaloniki, please contact the Conference Secretariat (pre-conference@ees2018.eu).

Kind regards,
Albine Guitard
Ian C Davies, CE