Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe
Transition to using Impact Pathways
Final dissemination workshop recording
On 16 June we organised the IMPACT-SC5 Final Dissemination Workshop aimed at communicating and promoting the results of our IMPACT-SC5 project among EU and national policymakers, R&I policy evaluation experts as well as any other interested stakeholders. The five presentations led to an engaged discussion with the panel members and the audience. It is clear that the search to design, monitor and evaluate public funding programmes such that we can determine impact this will have on science, society and the economy is ongoing. We will publish our results, conclusions and recommendations (synthesis report) and a toolkit how to deal with impact pathways in policy development & evaluation and project management soon. In case you were not able to attend the workshop, we hope you will watch the recorded session.
The following speakers and topics were presented (with links to the presentations):
- The role of Impact Pathways in implementation and monitoring – European Commission DG RTD, Šimon Trlifaj, Economic and Policy Analyst
- Presentation of the project and its methodology – TECNALIA, Naiara Uribe Labandeira, IMPACT-SC5 Coordinator
- Results at project level – Q-PLAN, Kevin Trendafili
- Results at portfolio level – VTT, Janne Lehenkari
- Evaluation recommendations – Q-PLAN, Foteini Psarra
Impact-SC5 is a Horizon 2020 project that reviews the 87 RIAs ans IAs, funded under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme 2014-2015, in terms of their scientific, economic, societal and environmental performance and impacts, both individually and across portfolios of projects.
The IMPACT-SC5 project evaluated 87 projects from the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 ‘Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials’. These 87 projects were Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Innovation Actions (IA) awarded under the 2014-2015 work programme.
Moving from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe, the European Commission wants to be able to determine the impact of projects beyond the duration of a project with its immediate (short-term) results: impact pathways.
A novel element to IMPACT-SC5 is therefore the development of an evaluation framework and set of indicators to determine if, based on the short-term results, longer-term shifts in science, society and economy could be expected. This assessment was not only carried out for the 87 individual projects, but also for logical groupings of projects (portfolios).