Policy Brief: In depth analysis of the outcomes of collaboration within the framework of FP7 and bilateral programmes. Qualitative outcomes assessment study ...
This study examines and monitors the impact of the cooperation between India and the EU to obtain further in-depth information and insight
on a broad range of project outputs. A qualitative design is used to understand the project coordinators and participants’ views within the
umbrella of the Seventh Framework Programme and bilateral programmes.
The results prove positives outcomes in terms of advancement of knowledge, both at bilateral and European level in the fields of Water, Energy,
Health, Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as, the enhancement of EU-India international research collaboration. Conversely, the economic
outcomes and the level of policy uptake are considered to be very limited. This study concludes that the Seventh Framework and bilateral programmes are an excellent avenue for the enhancement of bilateral collaboration and strengthening of international research collaboration between India and the EU.