This document describes the strategy for the evaluation of the GoNano project impacts, building upon the preparatory activities performed in the first phase of the project (WP1-knowledge base and WP2-methodology development), and initial work on co-creation activities (WP3- deliberation with citizens and WP4 – co-creation with professional stakeholders).
The goal of the external evaluation is to monitor and support the project in achieving the expected outcomes and impacts, by means of bringing a complementary viewpoint and expertise. As such, this report aims at define a methodology for evaluating the impact of (RRI) projects promoting societal engagement in R&I, based on the GoNano case. As far as the scope is concerned, the evaluation covers the efficacy and efficiency of the process, and the efficacy of the project.
Specific indicators have been selected for the measurement, which will be applied in the framework of a mixed methodological approach, in which both primary (interviews) and secondary (e.g., project deliverables) sources will be used.
A series of measurements of these indicators will be then performed and results will be summarized in the second evaluation report. Intermediate reports will be used to inform and advice partner, based on analysis of indicators. This multiple measurements and feedbacks should ensure that the evaluation will be also useful for the partners in order to actively check the progress of the project activities and to be able to improve them when necessary, with the advice and support of the external evaluator.
* The document may not be seen as an official deliverable of the GoNano project as it has not yet been approved by the European Commission