Evaluating the participation of high-level universities in the European Framework Programmes: Cues for the policy debate

Author/s Emanuela Reale, Emilia Primeri, Andrea Orazio Spinello
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2019/1 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 43-54 File size 189 KB
DOI 10.3280/WE2019-001005
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The paper presents an evaluation of the opportunities offered by the European Framework Programmes for university research, taking into consideration the most successful universi-ties in the framework programs as specific cases. The data analyzed show that the motiva-tions and effects of participation are very diversified, both among high-level universities and others, and within the group of "excellent" universities. .

Keywords: European Framework Programmes, evaluation, motivations, university, effects, impact

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Emanuela Reale, Emilia Primeri, Andrea Orazio Spinello, Valutare la partecipazione delle università di alto livello ai Programmi Quadro europei: spunti per il dibattito di policy in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 1/2019, pp 43-54, DOI: 10.3280/WE2019-001005