Framework Contract for the provision of services to the Commission in the field of evaluation of research and innovation programmes and policies

Client                           European Commission, DG Research
Implemented by        Oxford Research/Panteia/ENSR
Year                              2013 – 2017

The regular evaluation of programmes and activities is one of the main tools to provide a systematic evidence base in support of policy and decision making. It is used by the Commission to assess the extent to which EU interventions reach the set policy objectives and how their performance can be improved, as called for in the Commission’s Communication on evaluation. The tasks covered by this call relate in particular to evaluation activities (ex ante impact assessment, ex ante evaluation, interim evaluation and ex post evaluation) on the Framework Programmes, the European Research Area (ERA), the Innovation Union and Horizon 20206. The tasks to be performed relate to the evaluation of different aspects of the ERA or of the Innovation Union, of the Framework Programmes as a whole; to Specific Programmes or Action Lines; or to dedicated activities implemented through the Framework Programmes, through the ERA initiatives, the Innovation Union, or Horizon 2020.These services may also be used for evaluating the activities of other implementation structures active in the field of research and innovation, in particular the public-private partnerships such as the JTIs and the ERC.