As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
Between November 2014 and June 2015 a panel of external experts conducted the ex-post evaluation of the JRC’s direct actions under the Seventh EC and Euratom Framework Programmes (FP7, 2007-2013). The evaluation report which follows presents the Panel’s observations and comments together with a number of key recommendations and suggestions. While the panel could rarely address individual research actions, it has managed to come to a balanced assessment of the overall activities during the reporting period and an outlook for further improvement of the organisation.
This special Report presents an impact analysis of the direct actions of the JRC to investigate where and how JRC deliverables make a difference for science and governance in EU policy and regulation.
A statistical analysis of the immediate impact of JRC activities shows the footprint of the collective impact for 2012. Selected case studies analyse the long-term impact of ongoing policy support. The report has been prepared at the occasion of the 100th meeting of the JRC's Board of Governors.
This report presents an analysis of impacts and results from the JRC’s scientific and technical support for the implementation of the EU regulations for genetically modified organisms (GMO). The report has been prepared with a Steering Group of external experts, composed by Christine Van Broeckhoven, Tamara Lah Turnšek, Roger Wood and Joachim Schiemann.
Published: January 2013
This report presents an impact analysis of JRC's direct research actions, in line with the Commission's principles to focus on EU added value, impacts and results outlined in the 2010 budget review. The report has been prepared with a Steering Group of external experts, composed by Jan Dekker, František Pazdera, Brigitte Serreault and Lena Tsipouri.
Published: August 2011
This report presents the interim evaluation of the direct actions by the Joint Research Centre under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Community (EC) for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013). The interim evaluation was carried out by an expert panel chaired by Jeroen van der Veer half way through the programme in 2010.
Published: December 2010
The evaluation builds on observations and conclusions of five following "thematic evaluation" reports, also available for download below.
This report presents the interim evaluation of the direct actions of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) under the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme (2007-2011) carried out by an expert panel under the chairmanship of Hervé Bernard. The evaluation addresses three sets of broad subjects, the rationale and the relevance of the programme, the implementation of the programme, and the achievements and the performance level of the actions.
Published: February 2010
This report forms the Ex-post Evaluation of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Direct Actions of the 6th Framework Programmes for the period 2002-2006 carried out between February and June 2008 by a Panel with international experts from different disciplines under the chairmanship of Sir David King.
Published: September 2008
This report forms the Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the JRC Multi-Annual Work Programme 1999-2002 and early mid-term evaluation of the JRC Multi-Annual Work Programme 2003-2006. David Fisk, chairman of the evaluation panel offers an overview of the JRC's performance in Section I. Section II elaborates the evaluation in a more detailed commentary. Section III brings together background and references associated with the evaluation work.
Published: April 2004