Half time – Highway – Interim Evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme from Different Perspectives
Mar 16, 2011
A Conference on the Interim Evaluation of Seventh Framework Programme was organised under the aegis of Hungarian EU Presidency, in Budapest, 24-25 February 2011. By discussing the interim evaluation of the Framework Programme from different perspectives, the conference’s goal was to draw up recommendations for further implementation of the framework programme as well as for the “Common Strategic Framework” starting in 2014. Three main issues were highlighted during the Conference. In particular, discussions were held regarding problems involved with integrating new Member States’ (EU12) involvement in the framework programme; strengthening participation in the framework programme of industrial players, especially of SMEs; and efficient implementation of the Seventh Framework Programme focusing on simplification of the administrative procedures.