EPATEE (Evaluation Into Practice to Achieve Targets for Energy Efficiency) is a Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to give EU Member States tools and knowledge for a better evaluation of their own energy efficiency policies.
EPATEE will raise the capacity of policymakers and implementers for policy evaluation by providing them with tools and practical knowledge to make consistent impact evaluation an integral part of the policy cycle. It will support EU Member States in distinguishing effective from ineffective policies.
This support will be based on analysis of existing evaluation experiences regarding a range of instruments, such as energy efficiency obligation schemes, regulations, financial incentives and voluntary agreements. Lessons learnt from these examples will provide the basis for the development of guidelines and good practice evaluation tools.
The project will be organised in two parallel phases:
- A tools building phase: A review of existing knowledge and analysis of available ex-post impact evaluations will be organised to structure a synthesis on good evaluation practices, which will be used to build a smart online toolbox for good evaluation practices. A set of 20 to 30 tools enabling state-of-the art evaluation will be developed and integrated in this online toolbox, which will interactively assists users in picking the most relevant tool for their specific needs.
- An experience sharing and capacity building phase: peer learning workshops and webinars will be organised for national authorities and energy efficiency policy stakeholders. The experience sharing events will allow to discuss the main issues related to policy evaluation practice and feed the tools building phase. Ad hoc support will be given to policymakers directly in preparing or practicing good policy evaluations.
To find out more visit the project's website at the link provided below.
Project duration: 2017-05-01 to 2019-10-31