POLISS Project Monitoring & Evaluation

This questionnaire is part of the POLISS evaluation and quality assurance process. We aim to create an open environment where all POLISS members feel safe to provide feedback and suggestions at all times. In addition, all ESRs will be asked to provide feedback using different forms, with the aim of monitoring our activities and support & to make changes where needed. We will use the following forms:

Project Evaluation QuestionnaireAfter Summer Schools (annually)
POLISS Schools QuestionnaireAfter each Summer / Winter School (bi-annually)
Supervision Secondment HostsAfter each Secondment

The responses to these surveys will be anonymous and will be kept confidential.

POLISS School Evaluation

Training School Stavanger (30 Jan – 5 Feb 2023)

The responses to these surveys will be anonymous and will be kept confidential.

The main training objective of the POLISS Network is:
to train a new generation of experts in regional development and innovation policy, explicitly linking research with policy practices related to RIS3 actions

 The main scientific objective of the POLISS Network is:
to contribute to a more effective design, implementation and evaluation of RIS3 actions in EU regions, by providing new systematic evidence and methodological tools for designing, implementing and assessing RIS3 actions in EU regions.

    Your reference *

    1. Global assessment (Training School)

    Tick the relevant boxes to indicate your response.

    Overall appreciation*

    Match with POLISS objectives*

    Relevance for my research topic *

    Relevance for my professional skills development *

    Relevance for my skills of engagement (networking, dissemination, impact) *

    Additional comments to the global assessment

    2. Quality of the Training
    Preparatory readings / instructions *

    Transferable skills:

    Improvement of interpersonal and collaborative skills. *

    Developed the ability to work across disciplines and with a diverse group of people. *

    Developed the ability to plan and execute projects in a timely manner. *

    Developed the ability to engage in discussions with stakeholders. *

    Developed the ability to communicate research-based evidence to a non-academic audience. *

    Knowledge, Research and Policy

    Gained profound overview of the most central theories and debates in the research literature on innovation policy. *

    Gained comprehensive overview of the policies at different levels used to promote innovation and regional development. *

    Developed advanced and broad knowledge of how to assess a problem from an innovation policy perspective. *

    Developed the ability to develop evidence-based policy solutions. *

    Developed the ability to discuss policy problems and provide policy recommendations. *

    Developed the ability to write policy briefs and communicate the results in a professional manner. *

    Additional comments to the content relevance

    3. Host / organiser
    Overall appreciation *

    Pre-course information *

    Facilities *

    Accommodation *

    Meals *

    Social programme *

    Additional comments about the role of the host

    What were the most successful/valuable/positive aspects of the Winter School in your opinion?

    What aspects of the training could be improved?

    What skills would you say that you have developed during this Winter School?

    What skills or knowledge gaps would you like to see addressed in the next POLISS School in Valencia in June?

    Any other comments