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Sixth FP7 Monitoring Report  PDF icon 4.9 MB + Annex B - Participation Patterns  PDF icon 88 KB

Fifth FP7 Monitoring Report  PDF icon 3.8 MB

DG RTD Annual Report on Programme Evaluation Activities 2011  PDF icon 594 KB

'Conf-Shop' Planning the future Knowledge Base for Evaluation

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


cover Interim Evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme - Report of the Expert Group  PDF icon 775 KB

The interim evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) was carried out by a group of independent, international experts and supported
by an extensive base of evaluation evidence, including studies and statistics. Chaired by Mr Rolf Annerberg, Director General of FORMAS (The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning), the experts carried out their work through a number of meetings held over a seventh month period. Their report has been widely disseminated including to Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research Innovation and Science. It will provide a major input for the implementation of FP7 and the development of policy for future EU research activities.

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
 (PDF icon 86 KB) was published on 9 February 2011.

cover Interim Evaluation of the Risk Sharing Financial Facility (RSFF) - Expert Group Report (PDF icon 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

 

cover Eurostars Interim Evaluation
Eurostars is a joint programme undertaken by all EU Member States and 6 countries associated to the Seventh Framework Programme, in the context of Eureka. The EU participates in financing Eurostars with a contribution of up to € 100 million for the period 2008-2013, equivalent to a maximum of one third of the effective contributions of Member States and other participating countries. Eurostars targets R&D performing SMEs which engage in market-oriented and innovative research projects. The interim evaluation of the Eurostars was carried out by a group of high-level independent experts chaired by Anne Laperrouze, former Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committe.
Expert's Report  PDF icon and the Commission response  PDF icon to it.