The European Commission has committed itself to evaluating whether Horizon 2020 (H2020) is making progress with respect to the achievement of its objectives and so the Commission, assisted by independent experts, are to carry out an interim evaluation (also referred to as a Mid-Term Review – MTR) of the H2020 programme. The evaluation will assess the progress against five main criteria: efficiency, effectiveness, coherence, relevance and EU added value. The process will be concluded with a communication from the Commission to the institutions stating the conclusions and recommendations of a High Level Group (HLG), along with the Commission's own observations on them.
The aim of this MTR is not only to adapt the second part of the H2020 programme (most of the associated regulation and implementation rules cannot be modified at short notice), but is mainly to influence the shaping of Framework Programme FP9 from 2021 and beyond.
In preparation for the H2020 MTR, ASD R&T stakeholders are establishing the positions to be adopted with respect to industry’s main concerns in the R&T domain. These messages will be put forward all along the MTR period.