monitoring reports (continual and systematic monitoring):
these are published each year for the Framework Programme and each
specific programme and provide concise, independent feedback on
the progress and quality of the measures taken to implement the
assessment reports published every fourth year, both for
the Framework Programme and for each specific programme, which present
an independent retrospective evaluation of the relevance, efficiency,
results and impact of the European Union RTD programmes.
European report on science and technology indicators which
contains descriptions, statistics and detailed analyses of European
and national RTD activities in the world context.
Research and development: annual statistics (Eurostat):
an annual publication containing comparable international statistics
on R&D expenditure, R&D personnel and patents in the Member
States, broken down by regional level.
Commission's annual budgetary documents, i.e. the
preliminary draft budget, the budget, the consolidated revenue and
expenditure account and the balance sheet.
and analyses published in connection with the Community
RTD programmes and addressing issues specific to the fields of RTD
which they cover.
of these documents can be obtained or ordered from the Commission's
information on EU policies can be found on these sites, and in particular,
on the CORDIS site which is devoted to the RTD Framework Programme
and on DG XII's site, all the reference documents, the texts of
calls for proposals and a host of other information, in line with
the Commission's transparency and information policy.