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Monitoring and Evaluation of EU External Cooperation

The College of Europe Development Office is organizing a new Executive Education course on Monitoring and Evaluation of EU External Cooperation to allow its participants to learn about the principles and tools for effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

21st November, 2016 to 23rd November, 2016
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Registration deadline is October 31

About the course

Improve, extend and update your knowledge and understanding of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) techniques through a specialized and practical training programme. 

This technical and interactive training programme presents the purpose of M&E and useful practices. The objective of this course is to ensure that participants are thoroughly acquainted with the main principles and techniques of M&E of EU external cooperation projects. 

The programme includes an overview of the main procedures for effective M&E, as well as its main actors. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the M&E processes in relation to the project life cycle. The course largely uses examples of EU development/external action projects, however, the emphasis is on the understanding of concepts and tools which can be applicable in projects of a wide variety of donors and institutions.

Learning methodology 

The programme combines training sessions on both substance and skills:

  • Interactive training sessions presenting the main principles of Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Workshops and case studies designed to develop essential skills (based on external cooperation projects examples);
  • Feedback sessions to consolidate knowledge and encourage discussion;
  • Debates to promote experience sharing with lecturers and other participants.

Why participate?

Through this programme, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Improve, extend and update their knowledge and understanding of the Monitoring and Evaluation principles;
  • Understand the role and importance of Monitoring and Evaluation throughout the project cycle;
  • Obtain cutting-edge advice and insights from high-level lecturers, with experience in working on European external cooperation projects;
  • Strengthen their analytical skills through practical exercises.