The EC proposes €100 billion for R&I in 2021 – 2027

The European Commission unveiled its ambitious budget proposal for the next EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe.

In total €100 bn was allocated to R&I in the next seven years, incl. €97.6 bn for Horizon Europe and €2.4 bn for the Euratom Research and Training Programme.

The Horizon Europe proposal builds on the success of the current programme, Horizon 2020. The interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 showed that the programme is on track to help create jobs and growth, tackle our biggest societal challenges and improve people’s lives. It shows that the programme has clear European added value, producing demonstrable benefits compared to national or regional-level support.

While continuing to drive scientific excellence, Horizon Europe will introduce the following main new features:

A European Innovation Council (EIC) to help the EU become a frontrunner in market-creating innovation
– New EU-wide research and innovation missions focusing on societal challenges and industrial competitiveness
– Maximising the innovation potential across the EU
– More ‘open science’
– A new generation of European Partnerships and increased collaboration with other EU programmes

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