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Evaluation of the European Environment Agency

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COWI is evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the European Environment Agency in providing information on the environment.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union which provides information on the environment. The EEA's vision is to be recognised as the world’s leading body for the provision of relevant and accessible European environmental data and information.

The EEA's network of stakeholders includes those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy in 32 member countries, as well as the business community, academia, non-governmental organisations and the general public.

Assessing and improving performance
To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the EEA, COWI is carrying out an evaluation of the agency for the period 2007-2012.

The objective is to increase the efficiency of the management of the EEA, assess its effectiveness, point to potential improvements and secure the relevance and usefulness of activities and outputs.

Reporting to a steering committee consisting of members of the EEA Management Board and Scientific Committee, COWI's evaluation of the EEA covers issues such as the effect of the information provided by the EEA on its stakeholders, how efficiently the organisation is run and whether the EEA is able to meet its objectives.

Extensive dataCOWI's data collection includes desk studies, surveys, interviews, case studies as well as workshops for EEA stakeholders.

The preliminary findings of the evaluation will be presented to the EEA Management Board by in December 2012, and the final evaluation will be ready in March 2013.

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