Stakeholder consultation

Results of stakeholder consultations evaluating Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 Evaluations

Research & Innovation – Shaping our Future

3 July 2017
Charlemagne Conference Centre, Brussels, Belgium

Shaping our future Conference

The conference Research & Innovation – Shaping our Future, hosted by Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, will bring together policymakers from EU institutions, nearly 500 stakeholders and interested actors to discuss the role of research and innovation for Europe's future.

Pascal Lamy, the chair of the High Level Group on maximising the impact of European research and innovation programmes, will present the Group's vision and recommendations for the future, based on the results of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. Visionary speakers will include captains of industry, researchers and innovators at the frontier of progress, politicians and movers and shakers in society but also young people who have expectations for the(ir) future. They will discuss with the audience how research and innovation could transform our economy and improve our society.

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The conference will also be webstreamed


Results of stakeholder consultation

Publication cover
  • Close to 3500 responses
  • Over 300 position papers
  • Respondents from 69 countries
  • 78% of respondents are satisfied or very satisfied with Horizon 2020

Results of H2020 stakeholder consultation  PDF icon 3.8 MB

The report is a detailed analysis of the feedback received, with many revealing findings throughout; for example on simplification, on the flexibility of the programme and on its European added value. The results of the stakeholder consultation show a tremendous interest in and support for EU research and innovation across a wide group of stakeholders.

The results of the Horizon 2020 stakeholder consultation are part of the ongoing interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, which is due by the end of December 2017.

Position papers on Horizon 2020 submitted to the Commission services

Position papers submitted by stakeholders ( zip 88 MB).


Presentation of the results of the stakeholder consultation

28 April 2017
EESC, rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

As part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 the EU Research and Innovation Programme, a public stakeholder consultation was launched on 20 October 2016 and closed on 15 January 2017. The results of around 3500 responses and about 300 position papers were presented at an event organised in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee on 28 April.

Presentation of the results of the stakeholder consultation  PDF icon 888 KB

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Stakeholder Consultation for Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation

A public online stakeholder consultation was launched on 20 October 2016 and will be open until 15 January 2017. All types of organisations and individual citizens are invited to respond. Stakeholders can fill in an online questionnaire or submit position papers and statements.

Consultation of stakeholders is a very important part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020.

Stakeholder Consultation

The Commission is receiving stakeholder input into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 on a regular basis.

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3 July 2017
Research & Innovation – shaping our future Conference to discuss the findings of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 and future orientations, Brussels.