News archive - Deadline approaching - EVAL-INNO RTDI Evaluation Training Course

The training will gather participants from The Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary and will be carried out by experienced RTDI evaluation trainers from six countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia). It will introduce the participants to the theory and practice of the research and science-related evaluation of organisations, policies, programmes and institutions.

The training will be offered to two target groups:

  • Potential or current evaluation experts. Researchers and employees of scientific organisations are in general expected to apply for this group.
  • Programme owners. Experts from managing authorities and governmental agencies are expected to sign in the second group of “programme owners”.

The training mainly targets:

  • Junior experts that would like to gain theoretical and practical knowledge on RTDI evaluation methods and best practices.
  • Senior experts that would like to strengthen their knowledge in order to become in the future more deeply involved in RTDI evaluations of RTDI institutions, science and innovation policies and programmes.

Number of trainees:

A total of 32 trainees are expected to participate in the training (16 trainees from The Ukraine, Slovakia and Austria in addition to 16 from Hungary)


EVAL-INNO announces the training opportunity publicly and applications from both target groups as described above are most welcome. In addition those current and potential evaluators and managing authorities who have been identified during the project and/or mapped with a template at the website (RTDI Evaluation section) have been invited explicitly.

If you would like to apply for the RTDI evaluation training in Budapest, please return the filled in Registration Form

Please note the following eligibility rules:

  • Participants should have country of residence or employment either in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and the Ukraine (in case of the Ukraine only those counties which are covered by the SEE programme).
  • Participants (of both groups) should work fully or part-time at any type of organisation that is engaged in developing and/or promoting RTDI. Examples of such organisations are ministries, chambers of commerce, state agencies, innovation councils, scientific unions, industrial associations, clusters, science parks, incubators, laboratories, centres of research, universities etc.
  • University students are not eligible to participate as trainees in the course, unless they are fully or part-time employed at university. For the target group of evaluators, university staff is eligible to participate as trainees, in order to increase their knowledge on RTDI evaluation e.g. for the purpose of the university.

Deadline for applications: 20 March 2013.

Before the application we kindly ask for you read carefully the file Agenda & Rules for covered expenses & attendance_BUDAPEST, which contains important details.


Applicants will be notified of the nomination process at the end of March 2013.


Note: By filling in the registration form you declare your commitment to participate in all sessions of the training course (5 days for Group 1: Potential or current evaluation experts or 4 days for Group 2: Programme owners). Please, also note that certificates will be provided only to the participants that were present in 100% of the training sessions and the exercises.

Geographical focus
  • SEE
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on March 18, 2013
Modified on March 18, 2013