For several decades, the EU Commission has been supporting research and innovation in Europe, implemented by means of funding programmes “Horizon 2020” (2014–2020) and the successor programme “Horizon Europe” (2021–2027). A series of evaluation studies will now determine how well the funding programmes are working and where there may be room for improvement. Both the Horizon 2020 programme (completed in 2020) and Horizon Europe, scheduled to run until 2027, will be examined. The “Resilient Europe” study is one of these evaluation studies and runs in parallel with the “Innovative Europe” study, which Prognos is also involved in.
In the first 13-month phase, the Horizon 2020 programme pillars Societal Challenge 1 (health, demographic change and wellbeing), Societal Challenge 6 (Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies), Social Challenge 7 (secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens) as well as various public-public and public-private partnerships are considered.
In the second phase of the project, Horizon Europe’s clusters of health, culture, creativity and inclusion, civil security and health-related partnerships will come under the microscope.
Prognos is responsible for the evaluation of the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Partnership on behalf of the Public Policy and Management Institute (PPMI) in phase 1, including two integrated case studies. In addition, Prognos is conducting three further case studies on the topics of the International Medicines Initiative, International Programme-Level Cooperation, and Migration. The tasks for phase 2 have yet to be defined.
The project team makes use of the following methods to evaluate the programmes:
The evaluation project is planned from December 2021 to February 2024.
Project team: Daniel Gehrt, Dr. Stefanie Ettelt, Anja Breuer, Vera Fuhs, Anna Hornik, Salvatore Lauricella, Victor Wichmann
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The monitoring systems of the EU Member States provide reliable data. A database on all funded projects now enables an analysis at EU level.
The European Commission has commissioned an examination of the embedding of EU-funded financial instruments for regional development in Germany and France. Prognos is part of the study team.
The services sector in this region is growing and is considered exceptionally innovative within the EU. Our input paper for a “Clusters meet Regions” event.
On behalf of the EU Commission, Prognos and its partners examined the Eurostars-2 SME fund-ing programme as part of the evaluation study of the European Framework Programmes Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.
Cooperation between the EU and Africa, which has intensified since 2000, warrants increased momentum. Prognos examined trade flows between the EU and South Africa, Senegal, and Kenya as well as the potential for further cooperation through cluster organisations.
“Clusters meet Regions” – Prognos examined trade relations between EU member states and Ukraine as well as potential for further cooperation.
Innovative business models for the future – this was the focus of the second edition of the Cluster Collaboration Lab in Lund, Sweden. Prognos provided the input paper for this interactive workshop.
How effective has the EU cohesion policy been in driving green change in Europe? This and other questions are being investigated jointly with COWI, Milieu, and CSIL, on behalf of the European Commission (DG REGIO).
We evaluated the 185 smart specialisation strategies of the EU regions together with CSIL: A quantitative study for the EU Commission.
Digital solutions can make life easier for older people. The EU's Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL2) has actively contributed to the development of novel solutions.
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