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Research and innovation

Evaluation of past EU research and innovation framework programmes

Reports assessing the implementation and impact of previous programmes.

7th framework programme (FP7) 2007-2013

The ex-post evaluation of FP7 consists of

  • a document in which the Commission responds to the recommendations made by an external high-level expert group and
  • a document in which the Commission evaluated the programme on the basis of the five evaluation criteria of the better regulation package (efficiency, effectiveness, coherence, relevance and EU added value)


  • Working document
  • Γενική Διεύθυνση Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας

Staff working document on the Ex post evaluation of FP7

SWD accompanying the Commission response to the report of the HLEG on the Ex post evaluation of FP7, with Annexes

  • Report
  • Γενική Διεύθυνση Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας

Evaluation of the Euratom indirect actions under FP7

Ex-post evaluation of indirect actions of the Euratom FP7 and of the Euratom 2012-2013 Framework Programme

6th framework programme (FP6) 2002-2006

The ex-post evaluation of FP6 was designed to provide an assessment of the rationale, implementation and achievements of the programme.


Further information

For other documents, studies and/or expert group reports on the evaluations and impact assessments of previous Framework Programmes, please consult the EU Bookshop or send a request to