Programme Review Report 2014

The 2014 Review is the fourth review of the FCH JU project portfolio. The reviews began in 2011, following a recommendation arising from the interim evaluation of the FCH JU which identified the need to ensure that the FCH JU project portfolio as a whole fulfilled the objectives of the MAIP, which subsequently became the MAWP.


An international team of leading experts in the FCH field undertakes each review based on:

• The achievements of the portfolio against the strategic objectives and content of the FCH JU’s MAIP/MAWP and the AIP/AWPs, as set out for the transportation and energy innovation pillars and the cross-cutting category;

• The extent to which the portfolio meets the FCH JU’s remit for promoting the horizontal activities of RCS, PNR, safety, life-cycle and socio-economic analysis, education and training, and public awareness;

• The portfolio’s effectiveness in promoting linkages and co-operation between projects, and between FCH JU-supported projects and those supported by other European instruments, the Member States and internationally. Review panels The 2014 review comprised six panels covering a total of 114 projects. Each panel covered between 10 and 24 projects, as shown in Table 1 below. The objective was to assess projects within each panel as a sub-portfolio (within the FCH JU portfolio) and not as individual projects, although examples of individual projects representing good practice were highlighted.

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