In accordance with Articles 56 and 114 of the Common Provisions Regulation (EU) 1303/2013, the PEACE IV programme has commissioned as series of evaluations to assess the implementation and impact of the programme.
Four evaluations will take place in total:
- Impact Evaluation 1: Shared Education
- Impact Evaluation 2: Children and Young People (14-24)
- Impact Evaluation 3: Children and Young People (0-24) / Shared Spaces & Services / Building Positive Relations
- Implementation Evaluation of the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA programmes
More information can be found on these evaluations in the Evaluation Plan (see below)
Impact Evaluation 1: Shared Education - PEACE IV : Shared Education Week
We were delighted to launch the a week-long virtual celebration back in April 2021 as part of its Shared Education Evaluation.
Please click here to learn more about this week from our Chief Executive, Gina McIntyre. SJC consultancy, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, have been commissioned to assess the impact of the Shared Education objective of the EU PEACE IV Programme.
This objective was designed to provide direct, sustained, curriculum-based contact between pupils and teachers from all backgrounds, through collaboration between schools from different sectors, across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland. It is promoting good relations and enhancing children's skills and attitudes to enable them to contribute towards a more cohesive society.
An executive summary of the Shared Education Impact Evaluation is available below.
An infographic illustrating the main findings of the Shared Education Impact Evaluation can be found here.
A specially prepared animated video of the Shared Education Impact Evaluation has also been created, you can access it below.
A series of case studies from schools which have participated in the PEACE IV-funded Shared Education objective have been prepared. To find out more about their involvement and successes please click on the link below.
The project partners, involved in the delivery of the Shared Education objective, have also created a number of videos of pre-school, primary and post-primary school children enjoying shared classes. To find out more, please use the links below.
- Full Montage Video - All Shared Education Classes
- Video of Sharing from the Start - shared classes
- Video of CASE Shared Education - shared classes
- Sharing from the Start project partner video
For more detail on the two Shared Education projects supported under the PEACE IV Programme, go to:
Impact Evaluation 2: Children and Young People 14 – 24
This impact Evaluation is carried out in line with the Evaluation Plan for the Programme. The evaluation is longitudinal in nature and will report in 2018, 2020 and 2022. It seeks to measure impact of the Objective in terms of the delivery of Programme results and outputs. The Executive Summary can be accessed below:
Impact Evaluation 3: Children and Young People (0-24) / Shared Spaces & Services / Building Positive Relations)
This Impact Evaluation is carried out in line with the Evaluation Plan for the Programme. The evaluation is longitudinal, and will report in 2019, 2020 and 2022. This document represents the first of three reports.
The Implementation Evaluation is carried out in line with the Evaluation Plan for the Programme. The Evaluation supports the smooth delivery of the Programme by assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation mechanism established for the Programme, including measures to reduce the administrative burden, this is a shared evaluation with the INTERREG VA Programme. The Evaluation is longitudinal in nature and will report in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The Executive Summary for each can be accessed below:
The Evaluation Plan for the PEACE IV Programme has been drawn up in accordance with Articles 56 and 114 of the Common Provisions Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 and has taken account of the guidance provided by the Commission Services in the 'Guidance Document on Monitoring and Evaluation'.
The Evaluation Plan sets out the proposed methods for effectively assessing how the support provided has contributed to the achievement of the objectives of the Programme, facilitated learning and maximized the impact of proposed investments.
The Evaluation Plan was approved on 7 November 2016 by the Evaluation Steering Group, which is a sub-group of the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programme Monitoring Committees, and approved by the PEACE IV Programme Monitoring Committee on 22 November 2016. The Plan was then submitted to the EU Commission on 23 November 2016.
Click here to access a copy of the Evaluation Plan.