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EU Framework Programme Evaluation and Monitoring

The Commission publishes the first Monitoring Report of Horizon 2020, covering calls closed in 2014 and grants signed before December 2015

The first Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2014. It helps identifying the most important issues related to performance as measured by the Key Performance Indicators, implementation aspects and participation trends, providing data for all priorities and specific objectives of Horizon 2020. The Report pays special attention to monitor progress with respect to the cross-cutting issues. It provides information also on the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as of the Euratom Research and Training Programme. Moreover, given the significant results and impacts that FP7 projects can still produce, the Annual Monitoring Report includes a section dedicated to results of ongoing FP7 projects.

First H2020 Annual Monitoring Report  PDF icon 4.1 MB

H2020 Monitoring Report
Key Facts in 2014 Infographic


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.



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