Policy assessment

Since 2016, the EESC has contributed to the Better Regulation Agenda by carrying out assessments of EU policies and legislation. These are adopted as Evaluation Reports (formerly known as Information Reports).

EESC Members draft these Evaluation Reports with the assistance of the respective thematic Sections/CCMI secretariat and of the Foresight, Studies and Policy Assessment Unit (FSA). This unit was created to introduce the systematic practice of analysis and policy evaluation in the EESC, providing methodological support to this activity throughout the process.


  • Ongoing (updated on 29/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referentni dokument
    INT/1053-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    591
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    The general objective of the 2014-2020 Consumer Programme was to ensure a high level of consumer protection, to empower consumers and to place the consumer at the heart of the internal market, within the framework of an overall EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Referentni dokument
    SOC/754-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referentni dokument
    SOC/789-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
  • Ongoing (updated on 22/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referentni dokument
    INT/1054-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The EESC is expected to contribute to the mid-term evaluation of the Digital Europe Programme by assessing its implementation in selected key capacity areas through the analysis of national stakeholders' contributions and the application of the 3 main criteria: effectiveness, relevance, inclusion of civil society and its added value.

  • Adopted on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Referentni dokument
    ECO/607-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    581
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    The objective of this evaluation report is to assess the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) atmid-term. The RRF is the EU’s main instrument to mitigate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the EESC will examine, from the point of view of the organised civil society, the effectiveness and relevance of this instrument, as well as aim to determine the added value of civil society involvement in achieving the RRF Regulation’s objectives. The evaluation will also cover later developments, such as the REPowerEU initiative. The results of the EESC's evaluation will feed into the Commission's evaluation, the completion of which is scheduled for Q1 2024.

    Mid-term evaluation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility
    Evaluation on the implementation of the recovery and resilience facility - Technical annex
  • Adopted on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 07/12/2021
    Referentni dokument
    NAT/881-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    579
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    Ex-post evaluation of the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism (including RescEU)

  • Adopted on 22/03/2023 - Bureau decision date: 07/12/2021
    Referentni dokument
    INT/974-EESC-2022-01-01-03850
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    577
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    Horizon 2020 was the EU's research and innovation funding programme for 2014-2020, with a budget of nearly €80 billion. The Commission intends to evaluate this programme in order to improve the implementation of current EU research and innovation measures and the design of future measures. It also fulfils the Commission’s legal obligation to explain how it has spent public funds (Article 32 of Regulation 1291/2013). 

  • Adopted on 14/12/2022 - Bureau decision date: 07/12/2021
    Referentni dokument
    NAT/855-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    574
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    Evaluation of the EU school scheme
  • Adopted on 21/09/2022 - Bureau decision date: 07/12/2021
    Referentni dokument
    ECO/577-EESC-2022-01290-00-00-re-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Evaluation of European Fund for Strategic Investment 2.0
    ECO/577 - Technical annex
  • Adopted on 15/06/2022 - Bureau decision date: 07/12/2021
    Referentni dokument
    SOC/714-EESC-2022-01-01-eesc-2022-00627-00-00-re-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    SOC/714 Technical annex