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12th EES Biennial Conference

The 12th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference (EES 2016) will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 26-30th of September. The overarching conference theme is: “Evaluation Futures in Europe and beyond: Connectivity, Innovation and Use”

26th September, 2016 to 30th September, 2016
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For the 12th EES Biennial Conference (EES 2016) with the overarching theme “Evaluation Futures in Europe and beyond: Connectivity, Innovation and Use” we welcome contributions in the form of papers, posters, panels and round-tables on all topics of relevance listed below:

1.    Evaluation Ethics, Governance, and Professionalism
Ethical and Professional standards
Evaluation-specific capacity, skills and training
Evaluation Associations, policies and Politics

2.    Evaluation Systems, Organisations and Partnerships
Evaluation Systems in organisations and administrations
The organisational architecture of evaluations: networks and partnerships
Information Technology for Evaluation Teamwork

3.    Evaluation Methods and Research
New evaluation methods and criteria to mix / combine methods in evaluations
The role of academic disciplines in evaluation
Information Technology for data collection and analysis

4.    Evaluation Use, Communication and Outreach
Evaluation audiences and uses
Evaluations that make a difference
Information Technology for Evaluation Communication

Please note that “Europe” and “Gender Equality” are cross-cutting themes pertaining to all four strands.

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The EES strongly encourages the preparation of full papers, though such initiative is optional only. These are submitted no later than eight weeks before the conference is held, i.e. by 29 July 2016. This deadline is firm in order to allow adequate time for peer review, consideration for awards and potential publication.
The full papers submitted are considered for publication in either Evaluation, the International Journal of Research, Theory and Practice, published by SAGE; or Connections, the newsletter of the EES.

Key dates

Registration and Abstract Submission Opening   December 7, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline   March 15, 2016
Sponsors´ Enrolment Deadline   March 30, 2016
Abstract Authors Notification   May 15, 2016
Exhibition Space Booking Deadline   April 30, 2016
Early Registration Deadline   July 15, 2016
Presenting Authors Registration Deadline   June 30, 2016