News from our EU team –

June 2023

New wins


Tetra Tech selected to conduct rapid assessment of Active Citizens Fund

Our EU team has been selected for a study on the Active Citizens Fund. In the study, we are reviewing the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Fund which supports civil society organisations in 15 southern and eastern European countries.

The assignment started in May and will see our team conduct fieldwork in Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia until October 2023. We will be assessing nearly 70 grants that were awarded by the EEA and Norway Grants between 2014 and 2021, with a value of around €200 million.

This will give crucial insights to the Active Citizen’s Fund aim to strengthen civil society organisations that help create vibrant, well-functioning democracies across Europe.

Evaluation of Competitiveness in the 2014-2021 EEA and Norway Grants’ Business Innovation Programmes

We are also conducting the Evaluation of Competitiveness in the 2014-2021 Grants’ Business Innovation Programmes.

The Business Development, Innovation and SMEs programme aims to stimulate the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology, strengthening economic growth and employment on the one hand, and inspiring environmental and eco-sensitive management and production on the other.

Our evaluation – having kicked off in late April and running until the end of 2023 – will consider how the programmes contributed to the sustainable growth, value and competitiveness of private enterprises, and to the Grants’ objectives of reducing social and economic disparities and strengthening bilateral relations.

Discover our latest publications


Research in support of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme

A new analysis by our team supports the European Commission to better understand the civil society landscape in Europe.

Part of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Programme, this work under the Directorate General for EU Justice and Consumers helps to protect and promote the rights and values across the Union.

You can read the full report here or by clicking on the image to the left.



Study on best practices in the public procurement of medicines

The European Commission has published the final report of our study on best practices in the public procurement of medicines.

The study, which we led in collaboration with Gesundheit Österreich, Austria’s National Public Health Institute, covers a total of 32 countries, including all 27 European countries, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (EEA EFTA) and the United Kingdom.

In addition to our findings, our team also developed a dashboard to visualise and analyse the collected data, and help optimise public procurement of medicines across Europe.

The full report is available here or by clicking on the image to the left.

Sharing our expertise


Tetra Tech at this year’s EU Health Policy Platform

We were delighted to attend the EU Health Policy Platform’s annual meeting in April this year.

In a stakeholder workshop, led by Andrea Kobilsky, researcher at Tetra Tech, and her team, we presented first results of a new study that aims to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Platform. The hybrid event was organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and followed by around 300 people from Europe and beyond.

The session offered first-hand insights from this very first external study of the Platform, and the possibility for participants to make recommendations for improvements and identify additional features or services it could offer.

Launching a new round of training webinars

Our EU team has kicked off a new round of training webinars for the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI).

The webinars are building on our ongoing support to the FPI, which we have been leading through an ambitious capacity-building programme in English, French and Spanish since 2017.

We are now extending the programme, having previously delivered a successful initial round of circa 40 general training sessions and 250 project-specific coaching sessions to EU Delegations and implementing partners worldwide. This will support the FPI to manage changes in the EU’s financing instrument, and scale up to include more services across a wide range of thematic areas.