RTD - DG Research and Innovation
The Commission is required to carry out an external independent ex - post evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) two years after its completion (1982/2006/EC - Article 7(3)). The Commission is required to communicate the conclusions of the external evaluation accompanied by its observations to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.
The ex-post evaluation will be carried out by an independent High-Level Expert Group. The Expert Group will evaluate rationale, implementation and achievements (including its wider socio-economic impacts) of the framework programme. The results of this evaluation will be used to inform stakeholders about main achievements of FP7, improve implementation of the Horizon 2020 programme and provide credible and evidence based input for the design of the next generation research programme after 2020.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislation or in policy definition
Finance , Academia, Research, Science
C(2014) 7885 - Commission Decision setting up a group of experts for the ex-post evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme