CPex Evaluation 16/17–project
Design, Plan and Conduct an evaluation for the Union Civil Protection Modules Exercises (Lot 4)
Laurea University of Applied Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subcontractors: Enquirya and FINCENT
The aim of the CPex evaluation –project is to enhance the preparedness and deployability of the Union´s civil protection capabilities, with particular attention to the capabilities destined to for the voluntary pool foreseen by decision No. 1313/2013/EU of 17 December 2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Civil Protection Mechanism. This project has
received funding from the European Commission DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil
Protection under Service Contract N*ECHO/SER/2015/718128
Cornerstones of our envisaged approach are to build on what has been done in the previous modules exercises evaluations, validate the used methods with scientific method and operational insights as well as deliver a smooth implementation of the 14 evaluations with state-of-the-art technology. The evaluation guiding principles and framework is given by DG ECHO's evaluation standards.
These are also applicable to civil protection and define Evaluation as "a systematic and impartial examination of civil protection action intended to draw lessons to improve policy and practice and enhance accountability". Evaluators are of prime importance to achieve this and have to commit and fulfil the standards in terms of competences and ethics. This means that all those engaged in designing, conducting and managing evaluation activities should aspire to conduct high quality and ethical work guided by professional standards and ethical and moral principles.
The purpose of EUCP Modules Exercise Evaluation 2016/2017 is to evaluate how the exercise objectives were achieved. Moreover according to evaluation findings, we aim to recommend further improvement of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism operations. According to the evidence/data gathering, we will justify conclusions on the basis of evidence using these five elements: standards, analysis/synthesis, interpretation, judgment and recommendations.