EU research & innovation funding schemes: Using project-level data for monitoring & evaluation

This non-technical article promotes the use of project-level data for monitoring and the evaluation of EU research and innovation policy. First, a new dataset of R&I-related projects co-funded by the ERDF during the multi-annual financial framework 2014-2020 is introduced. Second, this data is used, together with Horizon 2020 project information, in order to explore interlinkages between the funding schemes in terms of thematic priorities as well as beneficiaries. On average, 15 percent of ERDF projects could be identified as being carried out by a beneficiary that also receives funds from the Horizon 2020 programme.