EC Communication "Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation: Maximising the impact of EU research and innovation"

On 11 January 2018, the European Commission published its Communication "Horizon 2020 Interim Evaluation: Maximising the impact of EU research and innovation".

The Communication summarises key findings of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, published by the Commission in May 2017, but also takes into account separate evaluations undertaken on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the public-public and public-private partnerships launched under Horizon 2020, and a mid-term review of the nine contractual public-private partnerships carried out by an independent expert group.

Taking into account the lessons learned and indications for the future provided in the Communication, the Commission is expected to come forward with the legal proposals for the post-2020 EU research and innovation programme by mid-2018.