Professionalization of evaluation in Albania through a Master Programme in Elbasan University of Economics, based on transfer of expertise from Romanian Society of Evaluators

IOCE – International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and EvalPartners provide valuable support to exchange experience on joint licensing/credentialing system to be applied throughout a regional/global coverage for the recognition of professional competences of evaluators.

In this respect the twinning project among RoSE - Romanian Society of Evaluators and ASPE - Albanian Society of Programme Evaluators, implemented from September 2015 to March 2016, was aimed to enable the transfer of best practice from Romania as EU Member State to Albania.

RoSE has developed the occupational framework for Romanian development evaluators by carrying out occupational analysis and drafting occupational standards, which were enforced at national level in 2012 by the Romanian Authority of Qualifications. As a recognition of its contribution for supporting the strategic areas of the EvalPartners’ vision it received the 2015 Award for excellence at regional level. RoSE supports professionalization in evaluation as a certified training provider and by promoting partnerships with Academia according to its mission and in line with these standards.

Albania is eligible for a large range of EU funding programmes such as Integrated Actions, IPA Technical Assistance and Territorial Cooperation. For all these EU Programmes Albanian evaluators are needed.

In this respect ASPE and Elbasan University of Economics and Business Administration organized in early March 2016, an open event in Albania, to present ROSE’s experience on enhancing competences in evaluation.  The public event, chaired by the University Dean provided the opportunity for a large audience of Students, University Graduates and Teachers to reach a clear understanding on the need of developing a cohesive Master Program to provide students with appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions they will need for successful professional practice in evaluation. Considering the best practice in Romania, and the international credentials of RoSE’s trainers, including working records in Albania, it was agreed to establish a partnership between the University of Elbasan and the Professional Associations of Evaluators (RoSE and ASPE) aimed to enable the transfer of experience from Romania to Albania through a joint Master Program for University Graduates.

The event was largely disseminated within mass-media. The interview with Mr. Virgil Pamfil, Board Member of RoSE, and a short video on the event and that was broadcasted by the TV Channel on the News in Albania, is available below.




RoSE as a Member of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation - IOCE, is an active promoter in Romania of the Awareness Campaign “A DECADE OF >>> ACTION

.In September 2019, the UN Secretary-General called on all sectors of society to mobilize for a decade of action on three levels: global action to secure greater leadership, more resources and smarter solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals; local action embedding the needed transitions in the policies, budgets, institutions and regulatory frameworks of governments, cities and local authorities; and people action, including by youth, civil society, the media, the private sector, unions, academia and other stakeholders, to generate an unstoppable movement pushing for the required transformations.


According to the approval of the General Assembly of April 10, 2019, the Romanian Society of Evaluators of Project, Programmes and Public Policies - RoSE changed the Seat of its Headquarters.

Starting with May 2019, the new RoSE Headquarters is seated in Bd. Stefan cel Mare, no. 13 A, CRP Complex, Administrative Block, 1st Floor, Bucharest District 2.

We are waiting for you at our new Headquarters.


Considering RoSE’s experience in developing the Occupational Standard and the results of its activity as authorized professional training for the period 2014-2018, Romanian Society of Evaluators of Project, Programmes and Public Policies - RoSE has been authorized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Justice and the Ministry National Education to provide training courses for the occupation Evaluator of Projects, COR code 241263, for the further four years-period, starting with February 2019.

The authorization can be consulted here.

The training provided at RoSE Headquarters will be tailored to cope with the new European Programs and to respond to organizations and individuals interested in specific areas of intervention. Upon request, courses can be organized at the seat of interested organizations for groups of min. 10 people or in other locations in the country.

We are waiting for your enrollments and suggestions!


RoSE as an active member of the Eval Partners Global Network, with sound references in international projects, has been invited to participate  in the EvalPartners Innovation Challenge on "Strengthening the Role of VOPEs in Democratizing Learning and Evaluation". This is  to invite RoSE Members to identify transnational partners and to initate a project proposal. The deadline is November 30, 2018. RoSE Board Committee provides support at the request of those interested. The Call for Projects can be consulted here and the Application Form can be downloaded here. We are waiting for your contribution. Best success!