Strasbourg, Council of Europe - The report on the Evaluation of the Venice Commission, as well as the management response and action plan, conducted by the Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services (CSES) and the Evaluation Division of the Directorate of Internal Oversight are now available.
The aims of the evaluation were to assess the Venice Commission’s relevance, effectiveness and efficiency for the period 2016-2020 and evaluate its impact since its establishment in 1990. The report’s findings contribute to decision-making needs and provide recommendations to support learning opportunities, innovation and change for the Venice Commission.
The evaluation found that the Venice Commission is a highly relevant body of the Council of Europe, but that it requires additional resources to maintain its high standards and quality of work. Recommendations address strategic as well as operational issues, such as clarifying the rules of procedure and internal working processes.