The NEXT-ITS Evaluation group had a work group meeting the 27th-28th of April in Bremen. The meeting focused on the NEXT-ITS Evaluation, approach, deployment KPIs, impacts KPIs and the next steps ahead.
The NEXT-ITS Evaluation plan outlines two approaches for the evaluation process, ex-ante expert evaluation and ex-post evaluation. The ex-post evaluation is not possible within the timeframe of the project since the majority of the measures deployed will be in operation or up and running in the very end of the project, i.e. end of 2015 and thus the measures will not have time to generate impacts i.e. to influence the impact KPIs.
The group had received some very helpful comments, among others from the EC. These comments were discussed and will be taken on board in the further evaluation process and in writing of the evaluation report.
The meeting decided on a time plan for collection of the data and statistics needed for the evaluation, discussed methods on calculating benefits and set the goal to aim for an early draft of the evaluation plan to be ready end of September to enable EIP+ to get some input on first results.