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EASY-ECO Bilbao Training

Structure of the training course

Each EASY-ECO training consist of three phases:

  1. e-learning
  2. on-site case training
  3. virtual follow-up

 

1) e-learning

The e-learning phase will start [tba] and last until [tba]. Approximately 40 young researchers are going to be accepted into the e-course. It is designed to require time investment of approximately 60 to 80 hours of asynchronous course work and is structured into topics such as specifics of sustainability evaluations, theory-based evaluations, identifying and involving stakeholders in an evaluation, primary and secondary data collection, analysis and integration, communication in an evaluation cycle and market overview.

The ‘e-learning team’ will support the young researchers throughout the entire virtual phase, facilitate their discussions and interaction with evaluation experts and monitor learning progress. Based on their performance in the first half of the e-course approximately 80 to 90 per cent of trainees will be awarded with EU-grants to cover their participation in the on-site training.

 

2) on-site case training

The on-site case training will take place on 6-10 July 2009 in Bilbao, Spain, and is organised by the Department of Applied Economy at the University of Basque Country. It will provide hands-on experience with case studies of actual sustainability evaluation projects. Each of the eight on-site case trainings will consist of three parallel working groups of 10-15 young researchers and will focus on a specific topic. Three experienced evaluators as case trainers and scientific tutors will guide the participants through the different steps of an evaluation according to the structure outlined below.

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
9:00 – 10:30 Introductions Developing quality checklists Developing an evaluation design, choosing methods Performing data collection Formulating and delivering evaluation findings and recommendations
Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00
         
11:00 – 12:30 Introducing the background of the case study, analysing a call for an evaluation Stakeholder analysis and involvement strategy Developing an evaluation design, choosing methods Performing data collection Formulating and delivering evaluation findings and recommendations
Lunch
12:30 – 14:00
         
14:00 – 15:30 Introducing the background of the case study, analysing a call for an evaluation Stakeholder analysis and involvement strategy Writing an offer, including a budget, analysis of the actual offer Analysis of data, aggregation and weighting Official conclusion of the training, reflection
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00
         
16:00 – 17:30 Choosing an evaluation approach Designing a communication strategy Writing an offer, including a budget, analysis of the actual offer Analysis of data, aggregation and weighting Departure

 

3) virtual follow-up

The training is concluded by a 3-month virtual follow-up phase. During this time, the young researchers are able to work on their own projects (e.g. a paper, case study, country survey, theoretical paper) and have the chance to receive individual scientific support from the Advisory Board, as well as their trainers. Abstracts of their projects can be submitted and the best papers presented at one of the following conferences.

 

Introduction Training Theme & Target Group Course Structure Venue & Bookings Training Host Resources
Apply now! Application for the training and for EU-grants is open now!
This EASY-ECO Series Event is sponsored by:
EU FP6 Marie Curie
EASY-ECO | EvAluation of SustainabilitY - European COnferences & Training Courses

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