Evaluation of joint programming to address grand societal challenges
Final report of the expert group - Study
This report presents the finding, conclusions and recommendations of the Expert Group that was established by the Commission in June 2015 to carry out an Evaluation of Joint Programming to Address Grand Societal Challenges. The factual analysis shows broad participation of Member States in the JPIs and also associated countries like Norway, Turkey and Israel. It is clear that it is still too early in the Joint Programming Process to evaluate the impact of the JPIs on their particular societal challenges and so the Expert Group considered different ways of assessing whether they appear to be... going in the right direction. This led to the development of a framework with eight indicators to enable a qualitative assessment. The evaluation also highlighted a wide range of issues that are inhibiting progress and these provide the logic for the main recommendations. The Expert Group has made fourteen (14) specific recommendations aimed at the main stakeholders of the joint programming process. The key message from this report is that the Joint Programming Process does not yet have sufficient Commitment from national stakeholders to achieve its potential. Whilst the short term recommendations should improve the situation, it seems unlikely that all of the current JPIs will be able to secure sufficient national commitment to becoming truly joint programmes. Since there is not yet any procedure or milestone to change this situation then there is a long term risk to the JPI portfolio beyond the current Framework Programme.