ERINA+ is a project partially funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program and composed as a consortium of four partners (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., the Zentrum fur Soziale Innovation, T6 Ecosystem S.r.l. and Eurokleis S.r.l.). The main objective of ERINA+ is to evaluate the impact of e-Infrastructure funded projects through the deployment of an effective socio-economic methodology as well as proposing, by the end of the project activities, a pro-active self-assessment methodology.
The European Commission (EC) through the 8th e-Infrastructure Concertation meeting has highlighted the need for impact assessment at project level by dedicating a session on ‘Socio-Economic Evaluation of e-Infrastructures’ which aim was the following: the EC, currently monitoring FP7 implementation and developing EU policy in the perspective of FP8, has declared a clear need for assessing the EC investments in the area of e-Infrastructures. As highlighted in the Communication "Responding to Strategic Needs: Reinforcing the use of evaluation", a rigorous evidence-based decision-making (contrary to an opinion-based) process is crucial for planning, designing and implementing the EU policies.
Joint Work Plan
An overview of the work plan is: