Meddelelse fra Kommisjonen til Europaparlamentet, Rådet, Det europeiske økonomiske og sosiale utvalg og Regionskomiteen: Kommisjonens svar på rapporten fra ekspertgruppen som gjennomførte ex post-evalueringen av 6. rammeprogram
Meddelelse lagt fram av Kommisjonen 29.4.2009
BAKGRUNN (fra kommisjonsmeddelelsen, dansk utgave)
The Decisions on the 7th Research Framework Programmes  (EC and Euratom) stipulate that they should be evaluated within two years of their completion. The ex post evaluation of FP6 (2002-2006) was carried out by a 13 member Expert Group, led by Professor Ernst Rietschel, President of the Leibniz Association. The evaluation was designed to assess the rationale, implementation and achievements of FP6 and based on an array of evidence . The findings and recommendations of the specific evaluations on the JRC's direct actions and IST research were reported back to the Expert Group.
Both FPs include so-called direct actions which are R&D activities carried out by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The JRC and its Board of Governors set up a Panel of experts, chaired by Sir David King , which delivered its report in September 2008. Although the Commission services already reacted  to the findings in this report, broadly supporting the recommendations made, the Commission finds it useful in the context of the general assessment of the whole FP6 to draw the attention to this dedicated evaluation report on the JRC, which the Commission considers to be the reference evaluation of the JRC (see annex).
The ex-post evaluation of the IST Thematic Priority under FP6 was carried out by an Expert Group chaired by Mr Esko Aho. The Commission welcomed the report and set out its initial reactions to the recommendations made in a Communication [5} to Institutional Stakeholders in September 2008. It proposed to make them the subject of a broad debate on European policy on innovation in ICT6.
1 Decision No 1982/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013); 2006/970/Euratom: Council Decision of 18 December 2006 Concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for nuclear research and training activities (2007 to 2011)
2 Further details on the evidence and the method used by the FP6 evaluation Expert Group are available in the evaluation report at:http://ec.europa.eu/research/reports/2009/pdf/fp6_evaluation_final_repor...
3 Ex-post Evaluation, Joint Research Centre Direct Actions in the 6th Framework Programmes (2002-2006), Final Report September 2008
4 Ex-post evaluation of the Direct Actions under the Sixth Framework Programmes for Research Technology Development and Demonstration carried out by the Joint Research Centre, SEC(2008)3015
6 COM (2009) 116; "A Strategy for ICT R&D and Innovation in Europe: Raising the Game":http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/tl/research/documents/ict-rdi-st...