The EES was initiated in 1992 and registered in 1996 as a non-profit association. The first official board was elected in autumn 1995 and started its work in January 1996. Since the start of the Society, it has organized thirteen biennial conferences in as many European countries.
The mandate of the European Evaluation Society (EES) is to stimulate, guide and promote the theory, practice and utilization of evaluation in Europe and beyond.Our vision is a world where evaluation contributes to human welfare through learning. Specifically, the EES seeks to advance evaluation knowledge and to encourage adoption of good practices by fostering evaluation excellence, independence and partnerships. EES activities aim to support improved enabling environments for evaluation, stronger communities of practice, relevant evaluation research and enhanced evaluation methods.
EES organizes biennial conferences that have made their mark in the evaluation community. We also sponsor one day events that bring together evaluators, evaluation managers, evaluation commissioners and professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Finally we reach out to other global, regional and national evaluation societies and networks and we give privileged status to evaluation initiatives that promote social justice, gender equity and democracy.