Evaluators from all over the Europe and beyond gathered together in Maastricht, Netherlands to enjoy the 12th EES Biennial Conference. From 26th until the 30th September, the Maastricht’s MECC was full of multi-disciplinary evaluators, focusing on the role of evaluation in a changing world.

The European Evaluation Society (EES) is a non-profit association initiated in 1992 with the first official board election in autumn 1995 and it started its work in January 1996. Since the start of the Society, it has organized biennial conferences in many European countries.

Organization European Evaluation Society (EES) very satisfied about Maastricht as a conference destination: “Maastricht is a beautiful, tolerant and safe city.”

Tereza Zvolská

Looking back on the conference, Tereza Zvolská, Membership Manager of EES states: “For me and my colleagues, the city of Maastricht was experienced very positively. The town itself is very citizen-friendly, it may be a standard of The Netherlands, but to me as a visitor, I was amazed by the omnipresent bike-roads and sidewalks.”

“Locals were super-helpful, I felt no language barrier and there was always someone I could ask for help. It was sometimes challenging with the public transport, but since the MECC wasn´t that far from the city center, this wasn´t much of an issue.”

“I always enjoyed the nighwalks to the place where we stayed and that gave me an impression, that Maastricht is beautifull, tolerant and safe city.“