Monitoring and evaluation
The Regulation itself required an ex post evaluation report to be prepared of the expenditure, and this requirement wasfurther underpinned by the Financial Regulation and its Rules of Applications , which require that Commission departments have to ensure that the spending activities they manage and where the resources mobilised exceed EUR 5 million, are subject to an interim and/or ex post evaluation.
The objectives of this ex post evaluation of the Regulation were:
1. To evaluate the financial measures in relation to the stated objectives in the Regulation.
3. To provide results for other EU institutions (European Parliament, Council, European Court of Auditors) to assess management and results, and the utilisation of the available financing.
4. To provide results tofeed into the annual Evaluation Report on the Union's finances based on the results achieved required under Article 318 TFEU.
Poseidon led a team of 8 staff to conduct theex post evaluation of the Regulation and the different thematic areas. The evaluation involved i) the development of a detailed methodology specifying evaluation questions, indicators and methods, ii) data collection and stakeholder consultation, and iii) analysis and reporting writing.