Neth-ER, NWO, SIA and TNO cordially invite you to join the forthcoming on-site workshop 'Keys to impact pathways in Horizon Europe and beyond' on Thursday 29 June from 15:00-17:00. 

Invitation "Keys to impact pathways in Horizon Europe and beyond"

Developing long-term impact pathways 

The registration is closed, but in case of great interest you may contact Joep Bresser ( However, a spot is not guaranteed. 


Measuring the impact of EU-funded research in Horizon Europe is vital to demonstrating why EU investment in R&I matters.


The Key Impact Pathways are a novel approach to measuring scientific, economic and societal impact and form the backbone of the Horizon Europe monitoring and evaluation system. However, capturing impact remains a challenge due to the time lag issue, difficulty of quantification, the question of attribution and contribution, and data limitations.


This workshop aims to contribute to further developing the framework for Key Impact Pathways by providing best practice examples of capturing medium and long-term impact. We will also discuss how these examples could inspire and be used within each of the three impact areas—scientific, economic and societal—including in the preparation towards the 10th Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.


The workshop will start with a presentation by the Commission, followed by three roundtables on each of the impact areas. There will be ample room for discussion.


This event is jointly organised by Neth-ER, the Dutch Research Council (NWO), Taskforce for Applied Research SIA and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).


Event details

Date: Thursday 29 June, 15:00 - 17:00, followed by a reception
Location: Neth-ER office, Aarlenstraat 22, Brussels
Language: English



Key Note Presentation on Key Impact Pathways by Ann-Sofie Ronnlund, Head of Unit Common Programme Analysis & Regulatory Reform, European Commission


Roundtable 1 on measuring societal impact 

  • Stefanie Klaassen (SIA), Sarah Coombs (Saxion University of Applied Sciences), Anne-Catherine Gridelet (European Commission). Moderator: Marcus van Leeuwen (SIA)


Roundtable 2 on measuring economic impact 

  • Erik Brouwer (SEO), Torben Schubert (Fraunhofer ISI), Konstantinos Niakaros (European Commission). Moderator: Marcel de Heide (TNO)


Roundtable 3 on measuring scientific impact 

  • Robbert Hoogstraat (NWO), Daniel Neicu (European Commission). Moderator: Jeroen van Houwelingen (NWO)



Interested in taking part in the discussion on the keys to impact pathways? The registration is closed, but in case of great interest you may contact Joep Bresser ( However, a spot is not guaranteed. 


We also invite you to briefly describe which perspective you would bring to the discussion.


Please note that the number of seats is limited by the capacity of our venue. Should the number of registrations surpass availability, we will have to select participants to ensure diversity of representation. Your registration is not definitive until you receive a registration confirmation.


For further questions about registration or the programme, please contact Joep Bresser (