Outriders for European Competitiveness
An independent expert group was set up in 2013 by the European Commission to assess progress and evaluate the overall performance of the European Innovation Partnerships. The Group was tasked to deliver an objective and reasoned assessment of the EIP concept and approach. It was asked to provide a global assessment of the actions that have taken place within each EIP and the emerging outcomes. Its mandate has been to both analyse the working methods of the current EIPs, review provisional and actual results and lessons learnt, assess any measures to improve the functioning of the current EIPs, and identify criteria for future EIPs. The review was not meant to redefine objectives or priorities of the individual current EIPs. To carry out the review, a group was created under the chairmanship of Esko Aho, bringing together a diversity of backgrounds and approaches though the following group members: Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Walter Mönig, Petra Wilson, Cristina Garmendia, Marco Steinberg and Paweł Świeboda.
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