Info about i-EVAL
Background, principles and news
New language versions are being developed
While working on the relaunch of the new platform, we are - unfortunately somewhat slowed down by the pandemic - working together with ConAct and the German-Greek Youth Office on the development of new language versions:
As soon as youth exchanges can take place reliably and on a sufficient scale again, basic studies will be carried out for German-Greek and German-Israeli youth exchange programmes.
Thus, i-EVAL will also be available in Greek and Hebrew in the future!
Relaunch of the online platform i-EVAL on 02 June 2021
In view of current technical requirements and new needs of user groups, the reprogramming and relaunch of i-EVAL was initiated in 2020. Now it’s done.
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and is based on a joint effort by:
- IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO)
- German-Polish Youth Office (GPYO)
- Coordination Center for German-Israeli Youth Exchange (ConAct)
- German-Greek Youth Office
- Research Project „i-konf. Internaional Research on Confirmation Work"
- Research Cluster "Camp Evaluation"
- transfer e.V. / Forschung und Praxis im Dialog – Internationale Jugendarbeit
- Network „Schools Exchange for Success"
We thank all partners for their support!
i-EVAL, the online platform for Evaluation of International Youth Exchanges was developed and financed by the French-German Youth Office and the Polish-German Youth Office in cooperation with IJAB - International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany and the project “Freizeitenevaluation” (Camp Evaluation).
The platform is based on the evaluation tool "Evaluation of International Youth Exchanges" that has been developed by the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), the German-Polish Youth Office (GPYO) and Freizeitenevaluation (Camp evaluation) since 2005.
The longstanding cooperation with the research project "Freizeitenevaluation" (Camp evaluation) enables the constant development of the evaluation tool. A close interconnection with the Research Center on Nonformal Education at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences accompanies this process. Scientific work and publications have been authored in this context.*
An online platform for the evaluation of children and youth camps (that are not international) based on i-EVAL has been funded by the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Evangelischen Jugend in Deutschland e.V." (Protestant Youth Germany) and the "Jugendpolitischer Ausschuss der aej-NRW" (Commission on Youth Politics of the Protestant Youth Organisation in North-Rhine Westphalia), the "Evangelische Jugend im Rheinland" and the "Evangelische Jugend von Westfalen" (Protestant Youth in the Rhineland and Westphalia). You can find it at www.i-eval-freizeiten.de.
Principles of use for the evaluation instrument
From the very beginning, it was important for the creators of this evaluation instrument to develop a process which would be helpful to institutions and staff in ensuring the development of quality in their work. It is not intended that this instrument be used for monitoring or controlling. The following principles of use were unanimously decided upon by the project team in 2006:
- The goal is to make the self-evaluation for every institution/organizer as easy and convenient as possible.
- The evaluation instrument is used exclusively for quality development and not as a “surveillance instrument".
- Whoever works with the data, commits him- or herself to dealing with it confidentially. Anonymityis guaranteed at all levels.
- The data of the individual institutions should be continually collected and combined.
- Taking the information on board and evaluating the data is open and self-critical.
- Evaluation and interpretation takes place in cooperation with all participants.
- Further development of the instrument is desirable, however only on the basis of firm scientific standards.
- Whoever uses the evaluation instrument ensures transparent implementation and observance of these principles within his/her area of responsibility.