Independent experts to advise Commission on impact of EU research funding

The European Commission will set up a High Level Group of experts who will advise on how to maximise the impact of the EU’s investment into research and innovation. The Group will be chaired by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, the Commission decided on 21 September 2016.

The Group is being established as part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU’s current research and innovation funding scheme (2014-20). The experts will formulate a vision for future EU research and innovation and draw up strategic recommendations on maximising the impact of EU’s future investment in this area. They will base their work on the available Horizon 2020 interim evaluation results and other factual evidence such as the results of the related public consultation, which will be launched in October 2016.

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