The largest conference in Europe dedicated to R&I policy evaluation invites submissions of extended abstracts and outlines for posters or multi-media contributions in four focal thematic areas to share methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation and to debate challenges of assessing the transformative relevance and impact of new R&I policies and their implications for evaluation theory and practice. Contributions do not need to refer to only one thematic area but can be cross-cutting.

We strongly encourage academic as well as policy and practice-based submissions. Thus, contributions from policy-makers, R&I councils, R&I funding agencies, policy experts, intermediary organisations, advanced students and academics are highly appreciated! Papers and posters from other policy fields which deal with transformation, sustainability and resilience are explicitly welcomed too!

The conference also encourages contributions with a view on European perspectives as well as contributions from countries outside Europe.

The extended abstracts and outline for posters or other contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The selected abstracts and posters are invited to give a presentation or present a poster or multi-media contribution at the conference. We also invite to submit a full paper for the conference proceedings, which will be published as a special issue of the ‘Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation’. The submission of a full paper, however, is not mandatory and does not affect the presentation.

Timetable for the call for extended abstracts and posters

1 February 2021: Publication of the call for contributions

31 May 2021 UPDATE: 20 June 2021: Submission deadline for extended abstracts and outlines for posters or multi-media contributions

30 June 2021 UPDATE: 15 July 2021: Selection decision and invitation for the submission of full papers and the production of posters or multi-media contributions

Submission of full papers to be included in the conference proceedings until 31 October 2021.


The conference is dedicated to conceptual and methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation.

Core Strand #1 concerns all developments that have taken place and on all types of effects of R&I policies.

Strand #2 puts a spotlight on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on R&I policy, in particular on awarding practices.

In Strand #3 we ask how to conceptualise and assess the resilience of R&I systems and their contributions to more resilient economies and societies.

Strand #4 deals with the nature and the evaluative challenges and practices of transformation-oriented R&I policy.

The detailed descriptions of the conference strands can be found here: https://www.revaluation2021.eu/topics/


The extended abstract is around 4 pages (font size: 11pt, 1.5 line spacing, document format) and concisely informs about

  • the object and purpose of the presented policy/measure/evaluation/research;
  • the novelty (policy design, approach, methodology); and
  • the results (if already available).

Each extended abstract includes a very short summary at the beginning, information about the paper including results (if available), relevant references/literature and author(s) and affiliation(s).

Please include the following information:

  • author/co-authors (including surname/first name, affiliation, email address),
  • abstract, poster title and up to six keywords,
  • conference theme/s and pillar/s mainly addressed.

The posters should be presented on one page (format DIN A0).
Also multi-media submissions are possible.

Please consult our support documents for further assistance:


Please submit extended abstracts and posters to submission@revaluation2021.eu .