Success lies in the details

EOP specialises in the following fields of work: 

  • Development education and advocacy work
  • Global Education
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Fair trade
  • Development cooperation
EOP – headed by Susanne Höck – is your point of contact for anything and everything related to the evaluation of projects and programmes. EOP advises and supports organisations in the implementation of evaluation results and the necessary transformation processes. A project and programme service encompasses all the milestones, from conception to documentation.

Are you looking to carry out a self-evaluation? 

EOP will support you along every step of your undertaking. EOP also provides you with qualified and comprehensive advice in the formulation of proposals and reports for funding bodies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland as well as for the European Commission. 

Alongside these evaluation activities, EOP also performs research assignments and creates studies, expert reports and baseline surveys for you. Training offers with practical application in the areas of evaluation and project management, quality assurance and quality development round out the range of services available.   

Portfolio

Philosophy

Within the scope of an evaluation, sustainable results and solutions can only be developed in cooperation with the key stakeholders. A sense of appreciation for participants and target groups as well as their various insights, perspectives and experiences are the guiding principle for the work of EOP.  

This means that structured reflective discussions, feedback loops and workshops – with individual and mixed stakeholder groups – are important building blocks for promoting systematic and mutual learning on the part of the participants. This well-founded approach secures the developed solution so that it can be used in a sustainable manner for an organisation’s continued development.  

Susanne Höck

EOP-Inhaberin Susanne Höck

I have worked as an independent evaluator, consultant and trainer since 2002 in the fields of education for sustainable development, Global Education, fair trade and development cooperation. I am a member of the German DeGEval – Evaluation Society, of the network “Evaluation entwicklungsbezogener Inlandsarbeit” (Evaluation of development education in Germany) and a member of the editorial board at the Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspädagogik (Journal of International Education Research and Development Education). I concluded my studies with an MA in Sinology, Economic Geography and German as a foreign language in Munich and Nanjing/People’s Republic of China. I subsequently obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies at the University of Glasgow. 

As the “Education” programme executive at KommEnt in Salzburg, I was responsible for the assessment, coordination and monitoring of development education programmes for over seven years. I held training courses on the acquisition of funds and evaluated a diverse range of projects and programmes. I also contributed my professional expertise at the level of the EU and European Commission. From 1997 onwards, I set up the Supporting Programme for Further Education for Students from Africa, Asia and Latin America in Bavaria, which I directed until 1999. From 2000 to 2001, I continued my education in Oregon/USA and Great Britain in the area of Sustainability Management. 

Network

We assemble the ideal team for each assignment. EOP consists of a network of appraisers, experts and scientists from Germany, Austria and potentially also the respective country in which a development project is carried out. Project-related collaborations create access to comprehensive evaluation and consulting knowledge, diversified specialist knowledge and scientific expertise. 

EOP has cooperated (amongst others) with the following partners and evaluators:

EOP works according to the DeGEval standards:
(further information on DeGEval is available on the society’s website)

Utility


The evaluation is based on the declared evaluation goals as well as the information needs of the intended users.

Feasibility


The evaluation is planned and executed in a realistic, carefully thought-out, diplomatic and budget-conscious manner.

Fairness


All of the people and groups concerned are treated in a respectful, fair manner during the evaluation.

Accuracy


The evaluation generates and imparts valid information and results on the subject of the evaluation and the questions posed.

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Certified seminar series “Self-evaluation in development education” consisting of four modules for those who work in both a full-time and voluntary capacity in supporting organisations that implement education projects/education offers in Germany.

A joint offer provided by Engagement Global GmbH/FEB (Funding Programme for Development Education in Germany) in cooperation with Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) – Evangelical Development Service, the University of Education Weingarten and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Eine Welt-Landesnetzwerke (association of regional OneWorld networks in Germany, agl). Susanne Höck EOP is one of the two instructors in all three advanced modules.

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What impact does development education have?

What are the impacts of development education and Global Education? What stimulates these impacts? And how do we identify these impacts? These questions were examined in a research project commissioned by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) in collaboration with VENRO (the umbrella organisation of development and humanitarian aid NGOs in Germany). The study, “Impact orientation in development education and information work in Germany” was published in May 2019 by the Waxmann Publishing House as part of the series “Erziehungswissenschaft und Weltgesellschaft (Educational Science and World Society)”. You can buy this study as a book here or download it as a free PDF.
A review of the study in the journal “Zeitschrift für Evaluation” (1/2020) is available here.
Further information is also available at www.wirkungsorientierung.net
If you wish to find out about lectures and workshops on the study results and their practical application, feel free to get in touch via email.

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Tips & advice


Get in contact at the earliest possible stage if you are planning an evaluation – no matter the scale. Experience has shown that the precise formulation of evaluation questions is challenging, as is the planning of evaluations. I will be happy to support you during this crucial preparatory phase.

Some inspiration for your self-evaluation: You will find plenty of additional tips, materials, literature and links at www.selbstevaluation.de.

As a client and as someone interested in evaluation, you can find information and self-learning facilities on the topic of evaluation here

References & practical examples

The EOP clients come from the following areas:

  • Public, church and private funding bodies
  • Public administration
  • Educational institutions
  • Non-profit institutions
  • Charitable foundations

EOP has stood for competence in evaluation, consultation and training since 2002. Many thanks to all our clients for the trust placed in EOP and the fruitful cooperation.

You too can benefit from 18 years of experience gained in over 40 evaluations and studies. See for yourself and get an idea of the range of services offered by EOP. The project examples provide further information on a selection of completed assignments.

Current projects

Evangelischen Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung / EWDE Evaluation übergeordneter Evaluationsprozessen bei Brot für die Welt / Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
(Dr. Maria Gutknecht-Gmeiner, Impulse - Evaluation und Organisationsberatung und EOP Evaluation) 10/2020 bis 03/2021


Das Referat Ergebnismanagement im Evangelischen Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung / EWDE lässt im Auftrag von Brot für die Welt und der Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe übergeordnete Evaluationen durchführen. Diese tragen zur strategischen und organisatorischen Weiterentwicklung der Partnerorganisationen und ihrer Projekte sowie von Brot für die Welt und der Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe bei. Sie werden aber auch zur Rechenschaftslegung und Transparenz gegenüber Mittelgebern und der Öffentlichkeit genutzt. In der Untersuchung geht es unter anderem zentral darum, wie Evaluationsergebnisse in der gesamten Organisation zur eigenen Weiterentwicklung genutzt werden können.

Weitere Informationen / Terms of Reference

Adveniat, Caritas International, Die Sternsinger, Misereor, missio, Renovabis:
Evaluation of the pilot project “Peace - joint annual subject of the aid organisations”
(with E. Quiring), 12/2018 through 03/2021


From December 2019 to October 2020, the relief organisations Adveniat, the children’s charity Die Sternsinger, Misereor, Renovabis and missio will be carrying out their annual campaigns on the joint subject of “Peace”. To this end, the evaluation compares the situation in 2018/2019 (when the aid organisations had different annual subjects) and 2019/2020 (same annual topic). The design of the evaluation had to be adapted due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

More information is available at weltkirche.de 

Practical examples

Engagement Global GmbH – Education meets Development (BtE, “Bildung trifft Entwicklung”)
External evaluation of the programme “Education meets Development” 2017


Education meets Development (BtE) aims to sensitise various target groups within the school and extracurricular setting towards global connections and acts of solidarity, and to encourage their civil involvement for sustainable development in Germany and abroad. To this end, returning professionals and volunteers from the field of development cooperation as well as people from countries in the Global South offer educational measures. BtE qualifies, supports, trains and counsels these instructors to prepare them for their teaching and mediation tasks.

Following an initial evaluation in 2007, the consortium of the programme Education meets Development had the education programme of the same name, which was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, evaluated by EOP and KommEnt once more. The main focus was on the quality development and further advancement of the programme.

Team: H. Grobbauer and J.M. Krier/KommEnt; S. Höck/EOP

Engagement Global GmbH - Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW)
Evaluation of the focus area “Migration and development at the local level”


Many organisations for migration get involved in development policy. By implementing various measures in the focus area of “Migration and development at the local level”, the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) wants to bring visibility to the opportunities that arise for the communities by combining these two topics and make them available to these communities. After all, this connection strengthens the communities’ development policy, fosters their intercultural competence and contributes to integration in the communities.

The evaluation investigated six measures for the focus area and drew up recommendations for the further design and setting of priorities.

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Team: S. Höck/EOP, J.M. Krier/KommEnt, Bericht 2020
More information: Jennifer Ichikawa, jennifer.ichikawa(at)engagement-global.de

Engagement Global GmbH
Stocktaking (mapping) of existing African-German youth exchanges and their sponsors, 2015


The African-German Youth Initiative commenced its activities in June 2016, and promotes exchanges between young people from African countries and Germany.
Before the launch of the initiative, EOP and KommEnt carried out a comprehensive stocktaking.

This mapping identified and analysed
a) existing measures in the area of youth exchanges between Germany and African countries (description of relevant actors and stakeholders) and
b) existing funding programmes based on objectives, target groups, admission requirements, funding amounts, funding criteria and funded formats as well as additionally, derived from this, gaps in funding (description of the funding landscape).

Team: S. Höck/EOP, J.M. Krier/KommEnt, 2015 report
Further information & contact: info(at)engagement-global.de

Engagement Global GmbH - Service Agency Communities in One World
Host city programme “2014 World Cup Brazil – Germany 2006/2011: partners for sustainable urban development”, 2015


The aim of the evaluation of this local development cooperation programme was to study
a) the developmental impact abroad,
b) the learning and educational effects in Germany,
c) the degree to which commitment would be fostered in Germany as well as
d) the suitability as a model for future projects related to local development policy. The analysis of the programme was carried out according to the OECD DAC evaluation criteria of relevance, effectiveness, developmental impacts and sustainability.

Programme documentation with a summary of the evaluation: Schriftenreihe Dialog Global (global dialogue publication series) no. 35: Host city programme 2014 World Cup Brazil – Germany 2006/2011: partner for sustainable urban development. Completion documentation, p. 48-51.

Team: S. Höck/EOP, Marlene Pinheiro Gonçalves, Marco Hanitzsch/CoResult.eu, Susanne Neymeyer
Further information: Herr Ulrich Held, ulrich.held(at)engagement-global.de

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Review of Viability Assessment for Bonobo Ecotourism in the Salonga National Park Region / Democratic Republic of Congo, 2014/2015

For a planned ecotourism project in LuiKotale/Salonga National Park in the DRC, the study evaluated results from available surveys, compared these to data from expert interviews and the scientific literature, and elaborated potential steps for a continuation of the project.

Team: S. Höck/EOP, J.M. Krier/KommEnt
Further information: PD Dr. Barbara Fruth, B.I.Fruth(at)ljmu.ac.uk 

BGZ – Berlin International Cooperation Agency
Global Fairness: Schools as Agents of Change, 2014/2015


This project, which was implemented by nine European partner organisations, also relied on the support of the evaluation. The investigation focused in particular on how Global Education can be established in schools and how schools can develop to become “Agents of Change” in their respective local environment.

Team: S. Höck/EOP, J.M. Krier/KommEnt
Further information: Justyna Ellis, Ellis(at)BGZ-Berlin.de

Welthaus (World House) Bielefeld
Model schools for global learning, 2012-2014; 2014-2016


The evaluations examine organisational and personal conditions for success for the implementation of global learning in regular school lessons at three different types of schools in North Rhine-Westphalia. A broad repertoire of methods is employed: group discussions, group interviews, individual interviews, pre and post-surveys amongst students and teachers.

Team: Dr. C. Bergmüller-Hauptmann/University of Bamberg (management), S. Höck/EOP, report 1: 2014, report 2: 2016
Further information: Welthaus Bielefeld, info(at)welthaus.de
Model schools for global learning 

Ministry of Urban Development and Environment, Coordination Centre for Climate Issues, Hamburg
Evaluation of the Hamburg Climate Protection Concept, 2011/2012

The evaluation assessed the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the measures adopted as part of the climate protection concept and investigated the structures, processes and instruments that were established within the framework of this concept. The aim was to create a foundation for the subsequent adjustment and further updating of the climate protection concept.

Team: K. Schönthaler/bosch & partner, J.M. Krier/KommEnt
Further information: Cordelia König, Cordelia.Koenig(at)bue.hamburg.de
Brief presentation
Report 

Contact

EOP
Susanne Höck
Telephone: +49 8161 45 999 76
Mobile: +49 162 91 480 12
Email: susanne.hoeck(at)eop-evaluation.de
P.O. Box 11 15 
85311 Freising 

Brief profile
EOP evaluates projects and programmes and supports you in the development of your organisation. A comprehensive project and programme service in addition to training offers for evaluation and project management round out EOP’s profile, all designed to ensure your long-term success.

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