Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


As a response to the changing research landscape in EU and to the Commission Reform process, the Monitoring exercise 2001 of Community research activities has undergone major changes compared to the system set up in 1995.

For the first time, the exercise has been enlarged to examine the implementation of policy. The European Research Area (ERA), which since the European Council of Lisbon in March 2000 constitutes the main reference framework for European research policy, was subject to both a separate monitoring of its implementation and to a particular emphasis in the Framework Programme monitoring.

The changes introduced also encompassed a major revision of the monitoring set up as such. The main aim was to streamline the overall process, ensuring in particular a better link between the monitoring at Framework Programme and specific programme levels, the provision of self assessments produced by the services, and increased attention to the diffusion and follow up of recommendations.

All monitoring reports and the Commission's responses to their recommendations can be found on CORDIS at the following site:

Additional information

Authors: HORVAT M (PANEL CHAIRMAN), 2001 Framework Programme Monitoring Panel, for European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20801 EN (2003), 111pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20801-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5815-1
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