LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Seminar on "Evaluating Local Development Strategies" in Bratislava - Detailed Agenda

 

19 July 2005

09.00 – 09.20

Opening remarks
Eva Šimková, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

9.20 - 9.30

The Trento Centre Evaluation Unit  work programme
Jon Potter, Senior Economist, OECD

9.30 - 9.40

Content and objectives of the seminar

Ivana Studená, Senior Analyst, OECD

9.40 -10.40

Evaluation methodologies and their use for local development strategies

Nicoletta Stame, President of European Evaluation Society

10.40 - 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 - 11.45

Entrepreneurship Strategies in West Normandy and their evaluation

Jack Breton, Director, CEBANOR, West Normandy Development Agency,France

11.45 - 12.30

Evaluation of local and regional strategies and projects: Evidence from Spain

Silke Haarich, INFYDE, Spain

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch break

13.30-14.20

Local development strategies and their evaluation in Ireland: lessons learnt

Sinead Pentony, Research and Evaluation Co-ordinator, Local Development Social Inclusion Programme, Area Development Management, Ireland

14.20-15.00

Slovak Case studies                      

15.00 - 15.45

Working groups: suitable evaluation strategies, obstacles faced when implementing evaluation in Slovakia and how to overcome them

Working Group 1
Facilitated by Nicoletta Stamme, Jack Breton and Ivana Studena
Discussion on the optimal evaluation strategy for the Slovak case study 1

Working Group 2
Facilitated by  Silke Haarich, Sinead Pentony and Jon Potter
Discussion on the optimal evaluation strategy for the Slovak case study 2

15.45 - 16.15 

Coffee break 

16.15 - 16.45

Focus group discussion on current awareness and use of the evaluation concept, barriers to evaluation, support needs for further development

 

Working Group 1
Facilitated by Ivana Studena 

 

Working Group 2
Facilitated by  and Jon Potter

16.45 - 17.15

Plenary session
Presentation by rapporteurs on main discussion points from the working groups
Debate and Key Lessons from the Day

17.15 - 17.30

Closing remarks
Jon Potter, Senior Economist, OECD
Peter Ondrejka, Director of the Strategy Section, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

 

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