Framework Programme Monitoring
Monitoring the implementation of EU Framework Programmes is an essential part of the overall evaluation and monitoring system. It supports the management of programmes, provides transparency on programme activities and contributes to the information base used for major evaluations of framework programmes.
For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring. This legal requirement is set out in Article 31 of the Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 establishing Horizon 2020.
Monitoring is an integral part of the Commission's Better Regulation agenda. It is a continuous and systematic process of data collection, addressing implementation issues in particular. The annual Monitoring Report looks at what has happened in the implementation of Horizon 2020, but unlike an evaluation, it does not look at why something has occurred and does not issue policy recommendations.
The Horizon 2020 Regulation contains a list of Key Performance Indicators aiming to capture results and impacts. Together with 14 indicators on cross-cutting issues the key-performance indicators provide a solid, coherent basis for the monitoring and evaluation system of Horizon 2020.
In April 2016, the Commission published the first Monitoring Report of Horizon 2020 4.1 MB , covering calls closed in 2014 and grants signed before December 2015.
2nd Monitoring Report of Horizon 2020
The second Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 covers Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2015, while listing updated data for 2014 as well as aggregation for both years, providing a wide overview of the implementation of Horizon 2020. 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), the Euratom Research and Training Programme, as well as the Fast Track to Innovation Pilot. Moreover, given the significant results and impacts that FP7 projects can still produce, the Monitoring Report includes a section dedicated to results of ongoing FP7 projects. Evidence provided in the successive Annual Monitoring Reports will generate factual data that will feed into the Interim and Ex-Post Evaluations of Horizon 2020.
1st Monitoring Report of Horizon 2020
The first annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication analysing Horizon 2020 through its calls for proposals closed in 2014.
It identifies the most important performance issues as measured by 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 monitoring progress in cross-cutting issues. It also provides information on the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as of the Euratom Research and Training Programme. As FP7 projects can still produce significant results and impacts, the report includes a section dedicated to results of ongoing FP7 projects.