In the context of the preparation of the future Horizon 2020 programme, and following the completion of the interim evaluation of FP7, the Ex-Post Evaluation Unit in DG Research and Innovation organised a 'Conf-Shop' to take stock of evaluation evidence and to look ahead at future challenges. The event took place in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels on 30 September 2011. Read more
The Commission Response to the Report of the Expert Group on the Interim Evaluation of the FP7 and to the Report of the Expert Group on the Interim Evaluation of the RSFF
( 86 KB) was published on 9 February 2011.
Interim Evaluation of the Risk Sharing Financial Facility (RSFF) - Expert Group Report ( 1.2 MB)
The RSFF is an innovative debt-financing instrument supported by FP7. The RSFF has been co-developed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to provide up to €10 billion of loans for the support of Research, Development and Innovation projects for 2007-2013. The interim evaluation of the RSFF was carried out by a group of high-level independent experts chaired by Erika MANN, former Member of the European Parliament. The experts supported their evaluation by a set of thorough evidence including studies, analyses of the RSFF projects, interviews and field visits. Their report has been widely disseminated including to the European Parliament, the Council and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research Innovation and Science. It provides conclusions on the successful RSFF implementation and recommendations to further contribute to the EU 2020 and Innovation-Union objectives. More information on RSFF