The ex-post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development (2007-2013) (FP7) is due to be completed by end-2015. Evaluations gather evidence to assess how well a specific intervention has performed and draw conclusions on whether the EU intervention continues to be justified or should be modified.
With a view to ensuring the transparency of the evaluation process and to allow for a wide range of views to be considered, the Commission launched an online public consultation, which ran from February to May 2015.
Further to the analysis of the responses to the public consultation, the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are organizing an event to present the results of the FP7 public consultation and to provide a forum for a further exchange of views. This will be held at the EESC premises, in Brussels, on 27 October 2015