•	Member of team appointed by DG IST to prepare a methodological framework for the assessment of the impacts of IST research activities
•	Presentation to CREST on the results of the DG Network Day and the implications for the second cycle of the Open Method of Coordination in the field of RTD, Enschede, November 21 2004
•	Presentation on the policy implications of social science research projects at the ‘Kick-off Meeting for 1st Call Projects in Priority 7 and 8 of FP6’, Brussels, 11 November 2004
•	Rapporteur of session on State Aid for R&D, held as part of the Dutch Presidency conference on ‘Investing in Research and Innovation’, Noordwijk, 13 October 2004
•	Organiser of a network meeting between Directors General responsible for Research and Innovation across the EU, held as part of the Dutch Presidency conference on ‘Investing in Research and Innovation’, Noordwijk, 12 October 2004
•	Speaker at DG RTD conference on Research, Innovation and Economic Performance, Brussels, 8 October 2004
•	Study for DG RTD on the impact of State Aid on EU R&D expenditures
•	Moderator at workshop on the performance assessment of public RTD programmes organised by the Commission and the Washington Research Evaluation Network (WREN), Brussels, June 17-18 2004
•	Member of the panel responsible for the evaluation of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Vienna
•	Contribution on evaluation methodology to a course on the design and evaluation of innovation policy in developing countries, organised by INTECH, United Nations University, Maastricht
•	Preparation and presentation of a paper on socio-economic impact assessment for the Irish Presidency conference on research and the knowledge-based society, Galway, 24 May 2004
•	Impact assessment of FP5 projects in the context of the Five-Year Assessment of the Framework Programmes, 2004
•	Member of Steering Group for an IST study analysing the contributions of the EU Information Society policies and programmes to the Lisbon and sustainable development strategies
•	Member of Steering Group for an IST study analysing the impacts of benchmarking and the eEurope actions in the context of the Open Method of Co-ordination
•	Evaluation of the use of scientific advice in risk communications and the development of a Community Action Plan for DG RTD	
•	Invitation to act as discussant at an OECD Workshop on Innovation Policy Benchmarking in Oslo, Norway on 9-10 February 2004
•	Impact assessment of the FP5 IST programme for DG IST
 
Projects and tasks commencing 2004
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