In the frame of Article 48.3 of the European Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006, as part of the evaluation an external assessment of the programme implementation was carried out from October 2010 until 27 May 2011 by an external evaluator.

The main evaluation issues which have been addressed focus on the progress towards the achievements of the current stage of programme implementation as well as relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and consistency of the programme. The on-going evaluation also drew conclusions and recommendations for improvement for ESPON 2013.

In addition, the evaluators tabled ideas related to ESPON post 2013.

The on-going evaluation was addressed by the ESPON Monitoring Committee who has decided measures implementing the majority of recommendations made.

The final report and its annex are available below.


Final Report

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