In accordance with the Regulation establishing Horizon 2020, the Commission, assisted by independent experts selected on the basis of a transparent process, shall carry out by the end of 2017 an interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. This interim evaluation will address questions of efficiency, effectiveness, EU added value, relevance and coherence.

The Commission will invite a High Level Group of personalities and authoritative experts to draw strategic conclusions on maximising the impact of EU Research and Innovation programmes in the future and formulate a vision for future EU Research and Innovation.

The High Level Group is expected to start its work in January 2017 for a period of 6 months. Its final report should be transmitted to the Commission by the end of June 2017. The High Level Group will consist of up to 12 personalities, including a chair and a rapporteur.

The Commission has now published an announcement inviting interested personalities and authoritative experts to express their interest in becoming a member of this High Level Group (HLG).

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