COST Action CA20112
PlatfoRm OF policy Evaluation community for improvED EU policies and Better ACKnowledgement



We are delighted to announce the publication of the Evaluation of public policy responses to black swans – PROFEEDbook1!

PROFEEDbooks support multidisciplinarity, the systematisation of different methodologies and the exact transfer of know-how for the policy evaluation community. These also serve the interests of European and national policy-makers in developing the frameworks of the next programming periods and of a common European evaluation culture. In addition, the PROFEEDbooks enrich the literature of public policy, aiming to develop theory, knowledge, method and tool base of European evaluation policy as well as a common understanding of the current problems and challenges. PROFEEDbooks will support the Action in reaching audience beyond the Action members.

The 1st PROFEEDBACK Conference focused on Evaluation of public policy responses to black swans. The conference identified the most significant challenges posed by black swan events from the evaluation community’s perspective and provided theoretical concepts and quantitative/qualitative methodological solutions to forward the participants’ repertoire of evaluating policies borne from black swan events. The conference took place in Budapest, Hungary between 28-29 April 2022.

The ‘Evaluation of public policy responses to black swans – PROFEEDbook1’ publication can be accessed here.