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First general training and exchange of practices on education policy evaluation

6 - 7 February 2023

The European Commission is pleased to invite you to the first Learning Lab's training course and exchange of practices on education policy evaluation.


Policy makers or education practitioners in EU member states.


This training course will offer an in-depth overview of good practices on evaluating the impacts of education policies. The focus is on how to use causal methodologies to inform the evaluation process, from the design to the choice of data, the analysis, and the interpretation of results.

© European Union, 2021.


6 February 2023, 09:30 - 13:30 CET

  • Introduction to impact policy evaluation
  • Randomised experiments
  • Matching on observable characteristics
  • Importance of accessing high quality data

7 February 2023, 09:30 - 13:30 CET

  • Difference-in-Differences
  • Regression discontinuity design
  • Terms of reference


Online – links to the web events will be shared after registration.


Register for the training online

How the training works

This general training will demonstrate theoretical underpinnings and empirical aspects of education policy evaluation providing insights on different evaluation methods. Each presentation illustrates examples of European education policy evaluations to show the practical implementation of evaluation. Presentations use interactive learning techniques and provide time for Q&A sessions.


Sylke Schnepf, Silvia Granato, Manuel Serrano-Alarcón, and Josep Amer-Mestre from the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation of the Joint Research Centre.


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