The European Commission has recently opened a webpage for information regarding the next research and innovation framework programme (2021 -2027). The Commission´s proposal for Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020.
The European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached in March and April 2019 a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe. The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement on 17 April 2019.
Following the political agreement, the Commission has begun a strategic planning process.
The result of the process will be set out in a multiannual Strategic Plan to prepare the content in the work programmes and calls for proposal for the first four years of Horizon Europe.
The strategic planning process will focus in particular on the Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness pillar of Horizon Europe. It will also cover the Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area part of the programme as well as relevant activities in other pillars.
The process will identify, among other things:
- key areas for research and innovation support and their targeted impact
- European partnerships
- areas of international cooperation
Horizon Europe will be launched on 1 January 2021.
Source: European Commission