In order for the Commission to refocus its resources on policy-making, the tasks related to the management of certain programmes were delegated to Executive Agencies (EAs). Between 2004 and 2007 the Commission establsihed six EAs. PPMI is conducting the 2nd external evaluations of the Research Executive Agency (REA) and the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA). These two agencies were launched for the management of parts of the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes. The evaluations carried out by PPMI are aimed to evaluate the performance and conduct cost-benefit analysis of the Agencies between 2012 and 2015.
These evaluations, conducted using a mix of methods including interviews, surveys and cost-benefit analysis, will provide comprehensive answers to questions on rationale, effectiveness, operational efficiency and utility aspects of the delegation of the programmes’ management to REA and ERCEA. The results of the evaluations will help the Commission services assess whether the creation of the Agencies has yielded the expected positive results and what could be done in the future to improve their performance. The results will be communicated to the REA and the ERCEA Steering Committees, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Court of Auditors.
For more information on these ongoing evaluations please contact Vilius Stančiauskas.