Main results

Please, find below:

Report on the interviews to the key stakeholders and the first EPATEE survey

This report summarises the outcomes of the first activities produced by the EPATEE consortium in terms of stakeholders’ engagement:

  • an interview with a group of key stakeholders identified at EU level, used to get a qualitative feedback and identify the first needs and priorities for the project activities;
  • a survey among a larger group of stakeholders, aimed at collecting a more quantitative feedback, better understanding the needs of the EPATEE stakeholders and ranking the priorities identified in the interviews.

The stakeholders selected for the interviews have been chosen considering their role in policy evaluation, either as ministries or agencies involved in such process, or as experts in this field. The interviews were also a good opportunity to illustrate the project to them and to involve them since the beginning in the EPATEE activities. The survey has been promoted mainly among evaluators, evaluation customers (i.e. people who commission evaluation activities), and evaluation users (i.e. people who use the results of evaluation, for example for lobbying, research purposes, etc.).

The outcomes of the two actions have been used to better understand how evaluation of energy efficiency policies is implemented over EU Member States and what the main barriers are. Through them it has been possible to identify what aspects of policy evaluation the EPATEE team should focus on, and how the project can support the stakeholders through meetings, webinars, workshops and conferences, web platform, guidelines, etc.

The results and conclusions from the interviews and the survey are not meant to be exhaustive nor representative of the evaluation practices of all Member States. The objective was to get the views of the key target groups for the project (policy makers, evaluation customers, evaluators, evaluation users), in order to ensure that the EPATEE consortium has a good understanding of their needs and expectations.