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



Profeedback together with the Hydrowater Albania and the University of New York Tirana is glad to announce the launch of the call for abstracts for the conference “Participation in evaluation – Participatory evaluation”.

Recently, the value of involving key stakeholders has become critically linked to the achievement of downstream performance outcomes and to the evaluation of outcomes and impacts. The use of participatory approaches in impact evaluation means involving stakeholders, in particular the participants in a programme or those affected by a policy, in specific aspects of the evaluation process. This involvement can take place at any stage of the evaluation process, from the design of the evaluation to the collection and analysis of data and the reporting of the study. The nature and extent of stakeholder involvement may vary between different types of evaluation, but it is increasingly important to take into account the lived experience of stakeholders and beneficiaries.

The PROFEEDBACK Action aims to foster the networking of the policy evaluation community at EU-level, raise awareness on the importance of evaluation policy research and improve its impact on policy-making. The Action, following a bottom-up and open approach, gathers researchers and professionals from various scientific fields and sectors to present and evaluate theories, topics, tools and methods of policy evaluation. Submit your application to be part of the process!

The conference will be held in a face-to-face format, presenters should attend the event in person in Athens. Other participants may have the possibility to attend the sessions online, depending on the received requests. The official language of the Conference is English.

Date: 1st of October 2024

Venue: University of New York Tirana, Main Campus, Ish Shkolla e Mesme Elektrike, rruga e Kavajës, pranë 21 Dhjetorit, Tirana, Albania

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 June 2024

Deadline for registration in e-COST system: 15 September 2024

Deadline for submitting full papers: 16 October 2024 (15 days after the

For more information, please take a look at the document of the call

Useful Documents:

Detailed agenda for the conference

Reimbursement rules