Research, Innovation and Science

Expert group evaluates 7th Framework Programme for Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn

The Interim Evaluation of the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research has now been completed. The work was carried out by a Group of Experts chaired by Rolf Annerberg, Director General of the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Research and Spatial Planning (FORMAS), which presented its report to the EU Commissioner for Research Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. The Commission is analysing the report in detail and will respond in the weeks to come.

Commissioner for Research Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said: "The 7th Framework Programme is making a major contribution to European science and the European Research Area. We welcome the report from the Expert Group which concludes that the Framework Programme is backing excellent projects and has a vast and impressive reach. We will take the Expert Group's recommendations fully into account in bringing forward early next year our proposals for the implementation of the remainder of our current Seventh Research Framework Programme and subsequently for the successor Eighth Framework Programme. I am determined to make continuous improvements in our support for research and innovation."

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