The travaux préparatoires of the EVA Act provided for the institute to delay evaluation of adult and continuing training as this was felt to be such a complex area. The first evaluations took place in 2001 and up to and including the action plan for 2005 a total of eight evaluations have been made.
Public interest in these evaluations is described in the self-evaluation as slender. Nor is the sector described as being either particularly interested in evaluating or being evaluated – at least not to any greater extent than is already the case. The self-evaluation claims that there is little experience in adult and continuing training of the type of evaluations that EVA undertakes, or of evaluation as a whole.