Several students of the College of Europe in Natolin had the opportunity to participate in the interactive Monitoring and Evaluation workshop on Saturday, 14 January 2023, offered by Dr Amel HAMMAMI, Ph.D. in Law from the University of Sousse, currently Senior Academic Assistant in the College of Europe with a long experience as Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist for the Counterterrorism project of the USAID in Tunisia 2019-2020.
Monitoring and Evaluation is the last phase of any project on which basis the project may develop. Through this session, the student learned some of the most important basic skills and best practices to assess and control a project. The workshop started with a general overview of fundamental concepts, conceptual framework, results framework, and logic model. The students and speaker share their knowledge and experience creating an interesting debate of how different is this area depending on the region and country where the project is implemented and also how important it is to include the opinion of the beneficiaries of the projects in the evaluation process.
After understanding the theory of evaluation and monitoring, the students were divided into groups of four, where they created their own projects specifying the objective, the inputs, outputs and outcomes to be monitored, as well as the methods they would use to control them.
Monitoring and Evaluation was the first workshop organized in the framework of the Professional Development programme at Natolin during the second semester of the academic year 2022-2023.