Supply of Impact Assessment, Evaluation and Evaluation related services in the policy areas under the responsibility of DG Justice and Consumers

Lot 1. (Framework contract n° JUST/2015/PR/01/0003)
Center for International Legal Cooperation - CILC (NL)
European Public Law Organization - EPLO (EL)
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (IT)
Lead Partner: 
2016 to 2018



The purpose of the contract is to provide timely and evidence-based impact assessment, evaluation and evaluation-related services that are carried out in the policy areas under the responsibility of DG Justice and Consumers. The activities covered within the contract relate to civil justice, criminal justice, EU citizenship, fundamental rights, rights of the child, data protection, anti-discrimination, racism, xenophobia, consumer policy. The contract may envisage impact assessment or evaluation related to: 1) proposals for new legislation, or amendments to existing legislation; 2) proposals for non-legislative action, action plan or Commission Communication; 3) the implementation of legislation or programmes. Impact assessment and evaluation activities involve comparative legal analysis, field work and surveys, case study-based scenarios, in-depth economic and statistical analysis and selection of indicators to facilitate future evaluation activities.


Interim evaluation of two Programmes: Justice Programme and Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)  Report

The objective of the evaluation is assessing the main achievements of the 2014-2020 Rights, equality and citizenship (REC) Programme and Justice Programme and presenting recommendations aimed at enhancing their performance during the remaining years of the septennial programming, while providing suggestions for the next Programming Period. The study covers: 1) the regulations, intervention logics, and annual work programmes; 2) programme-related specific objectives (four for the Justice Programme and nine for the REC Programme); 3) all implementing measures such as action grants, operating grants, direct grants and procurement activities; 4) projects funded by the Programmes at the time of the assignment. The key component is the combination of desk research and fieldwork activities. On the quantitative side, the analysis provides perspective both at the Programme and at the project level, giving a granular view of the results of the Programmes. A social network analysis also performed to achieve a “bird’s-eye” view of the collaborations and networks. On the qualitative side automated text mining techniques are deployed to sift through the large amounts of data concerning individual projects.