News archive - FP6: Analysis of FP evaluators reveals low participations of evaluators from WBC

The number of experts evaluating projects in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) is remarkably low for the Western Balkan (WB) region: between 2003 and 2006 there were in total only 58 evaluators from the region. The file that this analysis is based on, is accesible on Cordis website: The analysis is based on nationality affiliation stated in the file.

Since the FP6 started in 2003 there have been 25 evaluators with Croatian nationality, and 23 evaluators from FR Yugoslavia (that was divided later on in Serbia and Montenegro, when Montenegro declared independence in 2006 - then one evaluator from Montenegro and one from Serbia was reported additionally). As expected the biggest two states from the region had the most evaluators for FP6.
Furthermore, evaluation per country shows that Albania had in 4 years only 5 evaluators, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, FYR of Macedonia had alltogether 2 evaluators.

In the given years, the region represented less than 0.5% of the evaluators for FP6 projects.

In 2003 the list indicates 5451 evaluators for FP6, and 21 from the WB countries, in the year 2004 the total number increased to 6385, while there were still only 21 evaluators registered from the region with 7 of them evaluating projects already a year before. In 2005, 28 evaluators out of 5383 were from the region, 10 were already evaluating in previous years. In the last year 2006, only 3386 evaluators were recorded in the list provided - 20 from the region and only 5 of them were evaluating for the first time. 20 evaluators is exactly also the figure recorded for evaluators with Australian (!) nationality – so Western Balkan countries should really strive to register more evaluators with the European Commission!

Most of the evaluators from the region participated in the field of specific measures in support of international cooperation (15 of total 428 experts).
Most of the evaluators are coming from public research institutions in the region, and higher education institutions, some of them are employed by foreign research institutions.

Source: WBC-INCO.NET Analysis.

Entry created by Elke Dall on June 26, 2008
Modified on June 25, 2008