Joint position statement concerning the interim evaluation of the “Horizon 2020“ EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Wednesday, 13. July 2016 - The EU Commission is currently preparing an interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. The Alliance wishes to become involved in this process at an early stage. Horizon 2020 was launched in 2014 with the aim of achieving the following political objectives: to consolidate scientific excellence, to tackle Europe’s major societal challenges, and to pro-mote economic growth. The results of the FP7 ex-post-evaluation show that the emphasis was clearly less on achieving thematic objectives than on quantitatively assessing publications, patents and return on in-vestment. The Horizon 2020 interim evaluation should instead focus on the issue of whether and how the programme contributes to implementing the aforementioned objectives.