Research Policy & Development

INTAS Evaluation

Evaluation of the International Association for the promotion of cooperation with scientists from the independent states of the former Soviet Union

In the second half of 2004, a thorough evaluation of FP6, the so-called “Mid-term Review”, had been be launched. Additionally, the discussions about the character and opportunities of the forthcoming European Framework Programme for RTD (Research, Technology, Development) were already starting on various levels. In front of this background, the General Assembly of INTAS (International Association for the promotion of cooperation with scientists from the independent states of the former Soviet Union), whose activities in the period 2003-2006 were an integral part of the international cooperation work programme of FP6, decided to be well-prepared, and to conduct an independent external evaluation of INTAS.

The evaluation was split into two panels:

Panel 1 reviewed past and ongoing INTAS initiatives (from a scientific, management, and financial point of view) in view of and against the background of INTAS' statutory mandates.

Panel 2 evaluated the role and future possibilities of INTAS as a funding organisation in view of the changing context (evolution of EC Framework Programmes, developments in the NIS – New Independent States).

The evaluation was chaired by Prof. Peter Idenburg from the Netherlands.
Panel 1 was chaired by Per Stalnacke, and Panel 2 by Klaus Schuch, from the Centre for Social Innovation. Other participants in Panel 1 included Henning Eikenberg from Germany, Lajos Nyiri from Hungary, and Oleg Ventskovsky from Ukraine. In Panel 2 Marie-Helene Mandrillon from France, Alexander Sokolov from Russia, and Olav Juul Sorensen from Denmark contributed with their expertise.

Results: see attached report. In the following years, ZSI continued to be involved in and coordinating many projects on research cooperation in and with the Eastern European Countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


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Type: Research

Program: INTAS

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 02/2004 - 09/2004

Project Duration: 8 months