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Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and [...]: On the Response to the Reports of the Expert Groups on the Ex Post Evaluation of the Sixth Framework Programmes, COM(2009) 210 final

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Abstract

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: On the Response to the Reports of the Expert Groups on the Ex Post Evaluation of the Sixth Framework Programmes, COM(2009) 210 final
The Decisions on the 7th Research Framework Programmes (EC and Euratom) stipulate that they should be evaluated within two years of their completion. The ex post evaluation of FP6 (2002-2006) was carried out by a 13 member Expert Group, led by Professor Ernst Rietschel, President of the Leibniz Association. The evaluation was designed to assess the rationale, implementation and achievements of FP6 and based on an array of evidence. The findings and recommendations of the specific evaluations on the JRC's direct actions and IST research were reported back to the Expert Group.
Both FPs include so-called direct actions which are R&D activities carried out by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The JRC and its Board of Governors set up a Panel of experts, chaired by Sir David King, which delivered its report in September 2008. Although the Commission services already reacted to the findings in this report, broadly supporting the recommendations made, the Commission finds it useful in the context of the general assessment of the whole FP6 to draw the attention to this dedicated evaluation report on the JRC, which the Commission considers to be the reference evaluation of the JRC.
The ex-post evaluation of the IST Thematic Priority under FP6 was carried out by an Expert Group chaired by Mr Esko Aho. The Commission welcomed the report and set out its initial reactions to the recommendations made in a Communication to Institutional Stakeholders in September 2008. It proposed to make them the subject of a broad debate on European policy on innovation in ICT.

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Record Number: 9855 / Last updated on: 2009-07-22
Category: COM DOCUMENT