Evaluation of the Process Some Figures - Participation of 32 out 35 DPs; - 27 flagship products presented (in 3 sessions) - 5 concerning enhanced efficiency of the job market; - 9 concerning the reinforcement of equal opportunities on the job market; - 9 concerning the reinforcement and upgrading of skills; - 4 concerning activity creation guidance.
Validated Product Characteristics Legible and comprehensible (qualitative leap in relation to Equal 1); Subject of good communication (oral and written); Different degree of outcome because contingency-related (Project lifecycle, financing etc) Product’s creative process not be neglected (Innovation).
Development Partnerships Opinion Validation Contributions : Critical distancing from the project in question; Opportunities for meeting and exchanging ideas; Validation methodology; Visibility among the political authorities; Legitimacy in a sector; Stimulation and contribution of new ideas; Formalisation of the work in question; Work on the communication of the product.
Methodological Monitoring Contributions : Interest of the individual monitoring; Interest of the preparative validation workshops; Stimulation of the validation sessions. Points to be improved in the Monitoring: Project guidance time (limited) Communication of the results
Future Improvement Avenues : Lightening of the mechanism; Involvement of the beneficiaries; Enhanced involvement of the political authorities; Better feedback; Voluntary basis.
Future Challenges Roll-out to all ESF projects; Limited budget; Mid-course evaluation; Concentration of the validation on pilot projects (3 years); Voluntary basis; Self-evaluation, written and oral presentations maintained; Thematic validation with peer supervision; Permanent jury at the validation sessions; Creation of a validated product database; Work on political authority awareness; Adjustment of deadlines.