ABOUT VEN

VEN is

a local forum for exchanging evaluation-related knowledge and experience. Founded in 2017 as an informal network, the VEN is open to evaluation practitioners, commissioners of evaluations, researchers, trainers and other interested public from diverse backgrounds, interested in exploring evaluation topics.

VEN aims

to foster a local evaluation community learning from each other’s knowledge and experience, and

to promote evaluation as a profession in society supporting informed decision-making.

VEN organises

about four meetings a year with a presentation by a guest speaker on an evaluation-related topic followed by discussion.

The events take place in Vienna, Berggasse 17, on the premises of the European Center for Social Welfare Policy and Research.

VEN invites anyone interested in presenting about evaluation approaches, methodologies or practices.

VEN’s Philosophy

VEN understands evaluation in an inclusive, diverse sense. Evaluation encompasses process, performance and impact evaluation, formative and summative evaluation, evaluation as accountability and as learning, using qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.  Evaluation works in a cross-sector and interdisciplinary setting including social welfare, international development, health and care, employment, education, etc.

VEN founders

Click here to know about the VEN founders.