These pages present the general scheme for the programme evaluation of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe. The purpose of the scheme is to establish a common institutional basis to standardise and professionalise evaluative methods and facilitate dialogue with relevant partners and stakeholders. The framework is expected to be consistent with internationally accepted evaluation norms, standards and good practices. To this end, the ECML is building on its current capacity and know-how.
The ECML needs to prove to its stakeholders that the Centre functions efficiently and effectively and that its work is relevant and of high quality. To do this requires an evaluation procedure in which stakeholder interests are established, indicators of achievement are set, outcomes are defined and confirmed and evidence and data collection instruments are implemented in a systematic way.
Thus, the framework seeks to increase transparency, coherence and efficiency in generating and using evaluative knowledge for reflective and formative practice in the programme and as such within and across all projects of its programme. Following this approach, the framework will facilitate effective results-oriented management and improve accountability.
As a result from the application of the introduced scheme in the medium term, improvement in the management practices and the processes, outcomes and outputs of projects and the programme as a whole is expected. Envisaged improvements are:
QUESTIONNAIRES: are for those responsible for carrying out and monitoring the projects, for national multipliers (participants in ECML workshops) as well as for end users of project publications (readers of ECML publications). ...read more
PLANNING AND REPORTING TOOLS: For those responsible for carrying out and monitoring the projects (project coordinators and programme consultants) as well as for national multipliers (participants in ECML workshops) templates for planning of and reporting on their activities are available.
See Reporting Procedures for the ECML programme 2008-2011 .
PROGRAMME CONSULTANCY: The advisory and reporting role of consultants in the evaluation system is explained at the following site: The role of the programme consultant 2008-2011. A presentation of the programme consultants appointed for the term 2008-2011 can be accessed at: Programme consultants.