Terms of Reference — Evaluation Coordination Dutch EU Policy

Before negotiations on new European policy or legislation begin, it is important to have a clear Dutch position. In the Netherlands we allow various stakeholders to participate in discussions about what the Dutch position on specific matters should be. These include ministries, Parliament, decentralised government bodies such as municipalities, and policy implementing organisations such as Rijkswaterstaat. The ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates this process. In the Netherlands we find broad support for the Dutch position important, as well as coherence with other Dutch policies. How does this work in practice?
This is what IOB has evaluated. This Terms of Reference document describes the research questions and the methods that were used to answer these questions.