External Evaluation Services for European Projects

External evaluation and supervision is becoming increasingly important in today’s EU funded projects.
Our team of experienced professionals has a demonstrated track record of guiding projects to success.
Let’s talk about it!

Why engage an External Evaluator?

We know from our own experience that it is demanding to guide EU funded projects to success and offer you:

Guidance & Feedback on QA issues

A well planned quality assurance process is critical to success. We will accompany you, advise you on project management, and define the QA process together with you.
Save your internal resources for key tasks!

Evaluation of processes and products

We assist you in the project’s completion by keeping the quality of your processes and products in mind.
We provide you with professional evaluation tools and you focus on core tasks.

A Balanced Perspective from “outside”

A balanced perspective from specialists with extensive expertise allows you to stay focused on your aims.
If a project becomes difficult, we can assist you in resolving the challenges and get back on track.

Domain of Expertise

Diverse Target Groups

Our QA experts have dealt with diverse target groups including youth, adult learners, educators, social workers, refugees, the LGBTQ+ community, experts in women rights and many more partners in various sectors.

Broad range of Deliverables

We are professionals in establishing a competent Projekt Management system, including QA Tools. As a result, we are prepared to analyse a large portfolio of deliverables, outcomes, and products from numerous fields and sectors.

Meet Our Experts

Virág Suhajda (Ph.D)

Virág Suhajda, Ph.D. in Communication and Linguistics, has a background in International Relations, Political Science, and IT Management. Virág combines verbal brilliance with multidisciplinary expertise.
Her background includes environmentalism, youth programs, and a variety of writings on current themes.
She formerly worked as an Erasmus+ evaluator for Hungary’s National Agency. She is well known both locally and globally for her skills in project evaluation.

Paul Schober (Ph.D)

Paul Schober, Ph.D. in economics with experience in academic management, symbol coaching, nonprofit healthcare PR and accounting, brings a rich skill set. Paul is Managing Director at Hafelekar with prior lecturing roles at esteemed institutions and a portfolio of publications covering education, migration, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, change management, and innovation, Paul is a globally acknowledged expert in Quality Management, and Quality Assurance, acting in various projects from different sectors.

Karin Lackner (M.A.)

Karin Lackner, with an M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Vienna, has held leadership positions at VA TECH, overseeing organizational aspects in the ‘IT & Organisation’ division. Her career spans EU project management, human resource development, and quality management at the National Agency in Austria. Karin is a project manager at Hafelekar, where she coordinates EU projects, providing expert project management and consulting to both public and private sector clients.

Rich in Experience & Expertise


Over 100 successfully executed EU projects, coordinating more than a quarter of them.


Engaged in 50+ projects in either internal or external evaluation capacities.

Let’s get in touch –> info@gesob.at


Ode to joy – 2nd Newsletter

Hello everyone and welcome back! We are happy to share with you some interesting news about the JOY project, which aims to use experience-based methodologies to involve NEETs and adult educators in a journey of self-discovery.


Over the past months, the Joy project’s partnership has been working on the creation of a model containing methodologies from different fields and disciplines, such as:
storytelling, dance and body work, art, work with nature and drama
. The Research on the condition of the NEETs in the various countries involved and the Guide containing a detailed description of the aforementioned methods can already be consulted and downloaded on our website. This is an essential resource, useful for all those working in the field of adult education.


From 8 to 12 May 2023, the partners oft he organizations met in Szentgotthárd, arural area on the border
between Austria and Hungary. Each partner presented a different methodology of the JOY model, organizing activities and reasoning on the potential impact that the approach could have on the people identified as beneficiaries of the course. Furthermore, every afternoon, all the partners and the trainers involved were introduced to the CH-Q exercise, which helped them validate their existing experiences and to call out their previous knowledge, to experience support through the awareness of these.



In the following months, what has been learned and experienced during the training will be proposed in a training that will take place in all the cities of theproject (Budapest, Palermo, Vienna and Ueckermünde) dedicated to all those working with adults. It will be a unique opportunity to improve one’s skills and increase one’s knowledge of innovative methods in constant evolution.


Finally, the partnership is currently working on the creation of two different tools that can be used and consulted to re-propose the activities developed by the inventors of the JOY methodology: a Toolkit and a Handbook. The Toolkit will contain all the exercises tested during the training of the trainers, while in the Handbook it will be possible to have access to interviews with important experts of the JOY model.


Would you like to get involved? Would you deepen the topic of the project and check the resources we are preparing for you?

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JOY Website

Joy on facebook

JOY – mail contakt

Project Partners

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Playful Paths – Resource Guide

Finally it is here – the guide for trainers, counsellors, coaches supporting women!

About the project:

The goal of this project is to strengthen the agency of women, who are reentering the labour force after years of being stay-home mothers.

While we cannot change the systemic failures and problems of the labour market, by strengthening women’s control about their career and personal goals and personal competencies, as well as assist them in finding a better approach to work-balance harmony, we would like to empower them for a more conscious career planning.

There are already available methodologies developed for other fields of career and life coaching, which can be adapted to this target group: these are symbolwork, folk tale work (“meseterápia”), and also playwork, all of which will be described in the following chapters.

Playful Paths_Resource_Guide_EN

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not
necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them

MARIPOSA lands in

The piloting phase of the online tools has started

The MARIPOSA project consortium is stepping up efforts to support and empower survivors of gender-based violence by creating a variety of online tools, some of which are already available in the “Online tools” section of the website.

We began the piloting phase of the two tools ME and My Resources and EmpowerME in March 2023, with the goal of assisting women survivors of gender-based violence in processing their feelings and emotions, reflecting on their resources, defining future objectives, and developing concrete action plans. Women will test the tools and provide feedback and suggestions on how to improve the experience.

More details on piloting and results are coming soon!

On March 22th and 23rd, during the third Transnational Project Meeting in Bucharest, we had the opportunity to brainstorm and discuss the content of the Guide for Networking and Campaigning, an upcoming guide for anyone who wants to network and campaign against gender-based violence. On that same occasion, we have finalized the Guide for Victim Empowerment by Peer to Peer Support, which will be available online on the project website in May 2023, and shared our thoughts and feelings on project progress and next steps.

Find out more about the project via the brochure and the website: https://mariposaproject.eu/

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Mariposa newsletter No_1

The Mariposa project provides new tools that can help women affected by gender-based violence to identify the unhealthy dynamics in which they are involved and overcome them through the development of a personal life plan and orientation towards relevant professional support.

Find some useful information about the project in our latest newsletter


PAPPUS project meeting in St. Pölten

PAPPUS project meeting in St. Pölten

The PAPPUS project team came together in St. Pölten for an exciting and mutually enriching meeting. PAPPUS is related to the CAPS project in terms of content, as both projects apply and disseminate the principles of “Playwork”.

The current work plan was discussed by the team. In the first work package, each partner will prepare a national report by conducting interviews and focus groups with stakeholders. This work will be completed by March 2021 and will be discussed at the next meeting in England, where there will also be a field trip to British schools working with playwork principles and nature.

The team also discussed the other work packages, the online toolkit and the planned training course for teachers and youth workers and the final multiplier events for interested parties and stakeholders.

Homepage: www.pappusproject.eu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PappusErasmus/