Integrate evaluation

Integrate evaluation in every phase of your project

Often evaluation is only done at the end of a project. However, it can be highly valuable to spend some time evaluating after each project phase and potentially adjust original plans if needed. This is especially the case if the project will run over a longer period. 

The main questions to ask yourself (and your team) are: What went well? What could have been done differently? Write down what you have learnt and keep this in mind when you evaluate the entire process from A to Z at the end of the project. These experiences represent highly valuable insights. Learn from your successes and failures the next time you set up a similar project, and share them with others who plan to carry out a youth eParticipation project.  

Of course, you should also include an evaluation with the young participants after the participatory activities. See the Participation Phase for more info on this!