• Event Date: 31-May-2022

European research assessment reform: why and when?

The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Slovenian Business & Research Association, Eötvös Loránd University, the National Research, Development, and Innovation Office in Hungary and the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO) would like to invite you to participate in our event titled European research assessment reform: why and when?

The Commission has called for organisations to express their interest in being part of a coalition on reforming research assessment. The coalition brought together research funding organisations, research performing organisations, national/regional assessment authorities or agencies, associations of research funders, of research performers, of researchers, as well as, learned societies and other relevant organisations, all willing and committed to implement reforms to the current research assessment system.

This online event will focus on the rationale behind the need for a renewed approach to the research assessment system and share the stakeholders’ views on reforming research assessment. An exchange of viewpoints among experts in the field and the audience will follow.

Should you be interested in participating in the event, please register here.

A final confirmation and program with speakers will be sent few days before the event.

The deadline for registration is Friday, 27/05.  


14:00 - 14:05  Welcome by the organisers
14:05 - 14:25  The rationale behind the need for a renewed approach to the research assessment system
  • Silvia Bottaro, Legal Officer, Open Science, DG R&I, European Commission
14:25 - 14:45  Stakeholders’ views on reforming research assessment
  • Dr. James Morris, Senior Policy Officer, Science Europe
14:45 - 15:30  Discussion with speakers from the European Commission and Science Europe engaging
the audience
  • What are policy makers priorities in shaping the future of research evaluation?
  • What are the key actions for changing the research assessment landscape?
  • Why do we evaluate research organisations and individual researchers?
 Opening remarks
  • Prof. Julija Kiršienė, Vice-Rector for Research, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Prof. Alicja Józkowicz, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Prof. Boštjan Markoli, Vice-rector, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Marios Demetriades, Director of Research and Innovation Support Service at the University of Cyprus and Executive Director of the European Office of Cyprus
 Moderator: Ágota Dávid, ERA Forum delegate, National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary
15:30 - 15:35  Closure of the meeting

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact Aliki Varella at [email protected].

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at our event!

The Organising Team