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Evaluation of " OPEN Neighbourhood - Media Hub: Networking, on-the-job training and support to media professionals across the EU Neighbourhood area " Regional project

The global objective of the project was to carry out a mid-term evaluation the Programme entitled “OPEN Neighbourhood: Media Hub: Networking, on-the-job training and support to media professionals across the EU Neighbourhood area” – Media Hub and to provide:

·       An overall independent assessment of the past performance of the OPEN Neighbourhood – Media Hub;

·       Key lessons and recommendations in order to improve current and future actions;

·       An overall assessment of the comparative advantages and added value of the regional project vis-a-vis media support programmes developed at bilateral level. 

The specific objectives identified were the following:

·       To assess the design of the project, taking into account the changing context and interest in media development from the donor community;

·       Assessment of the implementation of the project;

·       Providing recommendations for the final phase of the project;

·       Identifying input for discussion on future media related projects.

According to the terms of reference the following activities were implemented:

·       Implementation of an initial document/data collection and definition of methods of analysis;

·       Reconstruction of Intervention Logic and description of Theory of Change, incl. objectives, specific features and target beneficiaries;

·       Implementation of an in-depth document analysis;

·       Identification of information gaps and of hypotheses to be tested in the field phase;

·       Implementation of meetings at country level with beneficiaries, EU delegation staff and project staff if possible;

·       Implementation of interviews through country visit to 5 partner countries

·       Data collection and analysis;

·       Formulation of the overall assessment, conclusions and recommendations

Project Details

  • Country: Belgium
  • Region: ENPI-East,ENPI-South,
  • Area of competence:
    Communication > Media and free flow of information
  • Donor organisation: European Commission
  • Start of project: December 2017