At the plenary meeting of the Board of Management of Eurimages held in December 2018 in Tbilisi, Ernst & Young Advisory (France, Paris) presented their external evaluation report on the Fund's activities to the representatives of the member States. Ernst & Young had been selected to carry out an external evaluation following a call for tenders launched at the beginning of the year.
The purpose of the external evaluation was to review the goals, programme implementation, governance and decision-making processes of Eurimages in the light of beneficiaries’ requirements and more generally those of the film and audio-visual sector in the Fund’s member States. The evaluators' work lasted from June to December 2018.
Following the presentation, the Board of Management decided to set up a study group under the chairmanship of Ms Catherine Trautmann. The aim of the study group will be to develop concrete proposals based on the evaluators' recommendations. These proposals will be presented to the Board of Management at its strategic meeting in October 2019.
If the Board of Management decides to implement reforms, these would be put in place in January 2020 at the earliest.
Finally, the Board of Management decided to publish the executive summary of the external evaluation. The document is now available on the Eurimages website.