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EU Framework Programme Evaluation and Monitoring

This page is the entry point for the European Commission's activities on Framework Programme evaluation and monitoring. These activities support the implementation and management of the EU Framework Programmes (FP) and the development of research policy. Since 2000 the Commission as a whole has very significantly strengthened its commitment to evaluation and monitoring as part of the reforms for sound and efficient management. Please click on the relevant links on the left of the page for further information.


Public consultation: have your say on the achievements of FP7

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the achievements of FP7, the EU's 7th Framework Programme for research and innovation worth €53 billion of funding for the period 2007-2013.

The results of the consultation will feed into the ex-post evaluation of FP7 carried out by an independent external High-Level Expert Group. The consultation runs until 22 May 2015.

See the News Alert for more information.

EC launches external evaluation of FP7

On 23 October 2014, the European Commission launched an external evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme.

Professor Louise Fresco, President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, will chair the High-Level Expert Group. The Rapporteur will be Dr Andre Martinuzzi, Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

The Commission is required to carry out an external evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme two years after its completion. The external evaluation is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.

Notice on the Seventh FP7 Monitoring Report:

To allow for inclusion of all outstanding information and data following the conclusion of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development in December 2013, the seventh, and final, Annual Monitoring Report is already published.



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  1. The site is logically structured to help you find documents by section: FP7 evaluation, Five-year assessment etc.
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