Evaluation study on the relevance and internal coherence of Horizon 2020 and its policy mix
According to the Better Regulation framework, the European Framework Programmes for Research have to be evaluated. The evaluation is part of a series of evaluation studies gathering evidences for the ex-post evaluation of Horizon 2020. It focusses solely on the evaluation criteria "relevance” and "internal coherence” The aim of the evaluation is to analyse whether the mix of instruments, activities and processes (in this study called the "policy mix”) has been relevant to the needs of external stakeholders and whether the interplay between the different components of H2020 has been adequate. It updates the results of the interim evaluation of 2017. A specific emphasis is put on the question whether the shift towards "impact orientation" of European research funding has been successfully launched already during the H2020 programming period.
Fraunhofer ISI is coordinating the study and the consortium of three partner organisations.