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08 May 2018

PSF releases final report on Specific Support to Bulgaria

The European Commission's Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF) has published the Final Report of the PSF's work on "Specific Support to Bulgaria: The research evaluation and performance-based funding system in Bulgaria". The Bulgarian government had requested specific support from the PSF, as a basis for the finalisation of the national performance-based research funding system (PRFS). The PSF panel of four independent experts worked from January to December 2017, including a mission to Sofia to consult stakeholders and discuss potential recommendations. This report summarises the panel’s recommendations which focus on:

  • The need to implement a structural reform of the R&I system as a precondition for any PRFS to be effective
  • How to refine the current PRFS design to ensure the introduction of a fair, transparent, simple and low-cost PRFS
  • The options for designing an integrated evaluation and research funding framework.

Bulgaria is holding the EU Council Presidency for the first half of 2018.

Specific Support to Bulgaria - Final Report

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