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Horizon 2020

On 30 November 2011 the European Commission published its proposal for the next EU Research Funding Programme "Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation" (2014-2020)“. With an €70,2 billion budget the programme for promoting research, innovation and competitiveness in Europe aims at

  • strengthening the European science and technology basis,
  • creating direct economic incentives and future industrial competitveness,
  • creating the requirements for an intelligent sustainable and stronger integrated society.

„Horizon 2020“ combines EU research and innovation in one programme for the first time. Scientific achievements should increasingly lead to innovative products and services and thus to new business possibilities and an improved life in Europe. The new funding programme combines the EU Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development ("FP7+"), the innovation related activities of the old Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

The research areas of the new Framework Programme focus on three categories:

  • Scientific excellence with European Research Council Grants, Future and Emerging Technology, Marie Curie Actions and Research Infrastructures
  • Industrial leadership with key technologies, risk financing and support for SMEs
  • Societal challenges with health & well-being, nutrition, energy, traffic, climate protection and security/humanities, social and cultural sciences

Apart from EIT, EURATOM Horizon 2020 also comprises the Joint Research Centres of the EU (JRC).