14th EES Biennial Conference – Evaluation in an Uncertain World: Complexity, Legitimacy and Ethics

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Date(s) - 21/09/2020 - 25/09/2020

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Get ready to join us in Copenhagen 21-25 September 2020! The run-up to the next EES conference is now officially launched.

The leading theme of the EES 2020 Conference is “Evaluation in an Uncertain World: Complexity, Legitimacy and Ethics”. The Conference will provide for a variety of classical and innovative formats to exchange ideas on this theme: keynotes, papers, panel and poster sessions will co-exist with fishbowls, speed networking, think tank sessions or games. The overall format of the Conference is similar to previous ones: two days of professional development workshops and three days of the main conference.

Please find here the official invitation letter from Daniele Lamarque, EES President Elect in charge of 2020 conference coordination.

Visit the EES 2020 Website

We look forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen at the next EES Conference!

Kind regards,

Conference Secretariat
T: +420 261 174 301


Call for Proposals: EES 2020 Professional Development Workshops

Mark your calendars! The EES 2020 Biennial Conference Professional Development Workshops will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 21 & 22, 2020.
These acclaimed and popular one day sessions are a unique opportunity for the evaluation community to gain knowledge and experience from stimulating and knowledgeable presenters, and to exchange with colleagues. The workshops also provide presenters with an opportunity to share and discuss their knowledge and work with highly motivated participants from all over the world.
Topics for the workshops may include evaluation approaches such as transformative evaluation;  evaluation designs such as case study; specific methods related to various themes such as climate change and/or overarching topics such as evaluation for sustainability.

Deadline for submission

Please submit your professional development workshop proposal no later than 15 March 2020.
You may submit for more than one workshop.

For the workshop presenter

EES will waive the conference fee for the main workshop presenter.
EES will provide the main workshop presenter with two nights hotel accommodation.
These benefits are not transferable to another person nor payable in another way.


For queries about the content of the professional development workshops please contact Albine Guitard (Albine.Guitard@europeanevaluation.org) or Ian C. Davies, Credentialed Evaluator (CE) (Ian.Davies@europeanevaluation.org).
For logistical and organisational questions, including about your stay in Copenhagen, please contact the Conference Secretariat (workshops@ees2020.eu).

Click here to submit your proposal.

Abstract Submission Now Open

You may now submit your abstract into one of four EES 2020 conference themes:

Theme 1: The Anthropocene and its complex problems: The role of evaluation
Theme 2: Adapting the toolbox: Methodological challenges
Theme 3: Propelling and provoking the agenda: The role and responsibility of evaluators
Theme 4: Greasing the wheels of evaluation: the role of evaluators, evaluation commissioners and evaluator funders (donors) in ensuring that knowledge changes practice

Full information on the types of session formats together with details of how to prepare your abstracts can be found on the conference website.

Before submitting your abstract, please have a look at the Instructions for Submissions.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 21 March 2020.