In the run up to the postponed Biennial Conference now scheduled for 6-10 September, 2021 in Copenhagen, EES has initiated a new online webinar series. EES is excited to announce two upcoming webinars it will be hosting to kick-off its Transforming Evaluation Series:

  1. Evaluation for the Good Anthropocene 17 December 2020: 16:20-18:20 CET /7:20-9:20  PT

Abstract: Contributing to the good Anthropocene involves changing our relation to natural and human systems to foster ecological balances that would preserve life and biodiversity but also to create inclusive, equitable and resilient communities. How can evaluators contribute to this agenda? What approaches and frameworks can support evaluators in changing practices? What are promising approaches for the good Anthropocene? This event will be organized around short presentations including a period for live discussions and questions.
Join us to make a divergence in these challenging times!


  • Elliot Stern, Emeritus Professor at Lancaster University
  • Astrid Brousselle, professor and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, Canada
  • Juha I. Uitto, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility
  • Andy Rowe, former President of the Canadian Evaluation Society
  • Khalil Bitar, Chair of EvalYouth Global Network
  • Weronika Felcis, Secretary in IOCE Executive Committee and EES Board Member

More info can be found:

  1. Evaluation in Turbulent Times: Navigating the Evolving Big Data Ecosystem: 18-19 January 2021, timing to be confirmed

Abstract: This panel of evaluation leaders will review cutting edge data science technologies for exploiting the huge volumes of increasingly diverse data generated by government agencies, donors, research institutions and non-profits, and examine the methodological, organisational, political and ethical challenges facing evaluators as they transition to the big data ecosystem.  The panel will also  discuss the organisational and strategic challenges facing evaluation offices as they adapt to the rapidly changing data landscapes and will draw lessons from how evaluation activities  are already being restructured to address the challenges of Covid-19.


  • Michael Bamberger, Independent Evaluation Consultant (chairing the panel)
  • Veronika Olazabal, Senior Adviser and Director on the Organizational Performance team,  Rockefeller Foundation
  • Oscar Garcia, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, UNDP
  • Peter York, Principal and Chief Data Scientist, BCT Partners

More events are planned for the first half of 2021 – make sure to visit our website and follow us on social media to stay updated!
The 14th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference