YOUTH IMPACT project presents the Report on Existing Evaluation Standards and Practices of YEEA’s (Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Actions) in Poland, Slovakia and Czechia. The aim of the YOUTH IMPACT project is to improve the impact evaluation capacity of YEEA’s implementers and to increase the capacity of research in the field of impact evaluation.
The template structure of the reports was developed by FIAP Institute, the German expert partner of the project. The reports are based on the Desk Research activities and questionnaires completed by each partner institution from the three remaining partner countries: Foundation In Support Of Local Democracy (Poland), PEDAL Consulting (Slovakia) and Channel Crossings (Czechia). Questionnaires were answered by Ministries’, NGOs’ and other oragnisations’ representatives from each country (YEEAs). They aimed at mapping three different levels: European, State and Federal Level, Institutional Level and the Civil Society Level in order to cover the whole spectrum of actions and programmes focusing on support of young people seeking employment, and/or starting their own businesses.
The reports contain description of the initial situation of youth (un)employment in the country, which provides an overview of youth unemployment to increase awareness of the situation as basis for research activities in the field of YEEA’s. Mapping of national youth employment and entrepreneurship actions and their evaluation standards and impact evaluation standards of YEEAs follow. These two parts offer a possibility to perceive differences in national strategies, to locate potential cooperation partners on a common background, and to provide examples of good practices found among the questionned organisations.
This report and results presented below per each partner country serve as a foundation for design and development of YOUTH IMPACT project outcomes in following work packages: EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION & SUPPORT SERVICE and ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVALUATION & SUPPORT SERVICE. Tools developed in the two work packages are going to bepiloted and implemented in each partner country. Toolboxes constructed within each workpackage are to be published on-line and make accessible to any organisation interested in impact evluation, especially in the field of youth employment services and support.