Analysis of benchmarking and the eEurope actions in the open method of coordination

August 14, 2003

Brussels, 13 Aug 2003

The European Commission's Information Society DG has published a call for tenders relating to an analysis of impacts of benchmarking and the eEurope actions in the open method of coordination (OMC).

The study will focus primarily upon two features of the OMC, namely benchmarking and exchange of best practice. Benchmarking involves the quantitative comparison of achievements in each Member State, using an agreed set of indicators. Exchange of best practice involves peer-based qualitative identification of best practices in specific areas of development and their documentation and promotion.

The main task of the study will be to evaluate the effectiveness of the OMC approach in the delivery of the eEurope goals. Specifically the study will:
- identify and test methodologies for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of benchmarking and exchange of good practice in meeting eEurope goals;
- provide recommendations on the nature of measures for which benchmarking and actions to support exchange of best practices would be optimal;
- examine how OMC could be applied and adapted to better support the Lisbon goals and in particular more coherent policy and programme development across all information society initiatives.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Information Society
Attn: Mr Costas Paleologos/Ms May Pettigrew
Office BU 33 04/85
B-1049 Brussels
Tel +32-2-296 34/+32-2-299 3146
Fax +32-2-296 6613

To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address: ccur/en/en/139800-2003.htm
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 8.9.2003.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 10.9.2003.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

Document Reference: OJ No S-154-139700 of 13. 8.2003

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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