6 December 2023 | How do we get more excellent research and innovation in the EU? Yesterday, the European Commission’s expert group on the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe kicked off its work. Amongst the 15 distinguished members, who have been appointed in their personal capacity, is Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, President of Technical University of Denmark and also President of EuroTech.
Anders Bjarklev will help evaluate the first results from Horizon Europe. The work is expected to be completed by the end of next year and will form the basis for the next funding programme, which runs from 2028 to 2035.
“I look forward to working with the other participants in the expert group and to help solve EU’s challenges through research and innovation,” says Anders Bjarklev.
The Group, which will meet monthly between January and October 2024, will complement the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe with expert advice. Amongst their deliverables, they will produce a report on how the EU Framework Programme for R&I can continue to add value for the remainder of Horizon Europe and in the future.
The Group’s report is expected to contain both strategic advice and concrete suggestions on how the programme can stay flexible to changing needs, and how it can stay attractive to researchers and innovators from the EU and beyond.