FP7 Evaluation

Evaluation results of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

19 January 2016 – the Commission adopts ex-post evaluation of FP7

The Commission adopted today a package on the ex-post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme. This consists of a Communication responding to the recommendations of an external High Level Expert Group and a Staff Working Document in which the Commission services have evaluated FP7 on the basis of the five evaluation criteria of the Better Regulation package (efficiency, effectiveness, coherence, relevance and EU added value).

Four reports on the FP7 Specific Programmes Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities, prepared by external experts:


19 November 2015 - Independent experts present evaluation report on the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, today received the Report  PDF icon 1.9 MB of the independent High Level Expert Group that has evaluated the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

The report was presented in Brussels by the Chair of the Group, Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University and Research Centres, accompanied by the Group's Rapporteur, André Martinuzzi, Head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability, Vienna University of Economics and Business.

The Commission will publish its response to the Group’s report, together with a Staff Working Document on the ex-post evaluation of FP7, in early 2016.


FP7 Interim Evaluation

In compliance with article 7.2 of the FP7 Decision (EC), an interim evaluation of FP7 was carried out in 2010.

Following the practice of previous major FP evaluations, the FP7 interim evaluation was carried out by a group of international, independent experts and based on an extensive database of statistical and other evidence.

The exercise was preceded by a Progress Report for FP7: