While we enter a transition in the European framework for energy efficiency, ex-post impact evaluations can bring facts and figures about current achievements towards the 2020 targets, and useful feedback to improve policies in view of the 2030 targets.
The Horizon 2020 EPATEE project analysed evaluation practices in EU countries and developed resources to help enhancing them. After a brief overview of these resources, we will present the main lessons learnt from exchanging with evaluation customers and evaluators, with a focus on how to integrate evaluation into the policy cycle. We will also discuss the conclusions from the final EPATEE conference about the challenges and possible developments for evaluation in the coming years.
Gregor Thenius (Austrian Energy Agency) and Jean-Sebastien Broc (IEECP)