The Swiss Evaluation Society, SEVAL, was founded in 1996 to encourage dialogue and the exchange of information and experience about evaluation between politics, public administration, universities and consulting firms and to promote the quality and dissemination of evaluations.

The SEVAL now has some 500 members from all parts of the country. Members come from state universities (including the universities of applied sciences), private sector institutions (such as research offices) and the political and administrative sector (at all levels of the Confederation, i.e. the municipalities, cantons and universities).

Its priorities for 2018-2021 are: to strengthen its position as a professional association and develop measures aimed at improving evaluation quality and quality assurance. The goal is to promote evaluation skills and competences and have them better acknowledged and valued.


  • Annual conference and methodological workshops
  • Study days on a dedicated topic
  • Working groups dealing with specific, evaluation-related topics
  • SEVAL (Research) Prize


  • Development and updating of SEVAL quality standards
  • Definition of the essential competencies (evaluators, evaluation managers – those managing evaluations on behalf of commissioners)
  • Database of evaluators
  • Database of evaluation training courses on offer
  • Postings on Requests for Proposals / Calls for Tender
  • Continuing education courses on offer
  • Members’ information (SEVAL-Newsletter and SEVAL-Flash)
  • LeGes Journal – Legislation and Evaluation
  • Etc.
Stefan Rieder

Stefan Rieder

Präsident der SEVAL
Interface Politikstudien Forschung Beratung
Seidenhofstrasse 12
6003 Luzern
T +41 (0)41 226 04 26
Kurzportrait (PDF 45 KB)
Mélanie Attinger

Mélanie Attinger

Vorstandmitglied, Ressort Veranstaltungen und Kongresse
Office fédéral des transports
Mühlestr. 6
3003 Berne
T 032 325 18 80
Laurent Cremieux

Laurent Cremieux

Membre du comité, Ressort Media, RFE et Newsletter
Contrôle fédéral des finances
Monbijoustrasse 45
3003 Berne
T 058 463 11 12
Pia Gabriel-Schärer

Pia Gabriel-Schärer

Vorstandmitglied, Ressort Arbeitsgruppen
Hochschule Luzern - Soziale Arbeit
Werftestr. 1
6002 Luzern
T 041 367 48 25
Kurzportrait (PDF 72 KB)
Cornelia Hänsli Marrei

Cornelia Hänsli Marrei

Membre du comité, Ressort Greval
Habilis Conseil S.A.
Rue des Côtes-de-Montbenon 30
1003 Lausanne
T 021 905 52 80
Kurzportrait (PDF 557 KB)
Simone Ledermann

Simone Ledermann

Vorstandmitglied, Ressort Finanzen
Parlamentarische Verwaltungskontrolle
3003 Bern
T +41 (0)583229531
Kurzportrait (PDF 89 KB)
Claudia Peter

Claudia Peter

Vorstandmitglied, Ressort Evaluationsnetzwerke
Ecoplan AG
Monbijoustr. 14
3011 Bern
T 031 356 61 61
Christian Rüefli

Christian Rüefli

Vorstandmitglied, Ressort LeGes
Büro Vatter, Politikforschung & -beratung
Gerberngasse 27
3011 Bern
T +41 (0)31 312 65 75
Kurzportrait (PDF 113 KB)
Stefan Sperlich

Stefan Sperlich

Vorstandmitglied, Ressort Forschung und Kontakte zur Wissenschaft
Universität Genf
Bd du Pont d'Arve 40
1211 Genf
T +41 223798223

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