(07 June 2018) – For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. ‘Horizon Europe’ is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.
While continuing to drive scientific excellence through the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges, Horizon Europe will introduce the following main new features:
• A European Innovation Council (EIC), a one-stop shop 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 – Support will be doubled for Member States lagging behind in their efforts to make the most of their national research and innovation potential. Moreover, new synergies with Structural and Cohesion Funds will make it easy to coordinate and combine funding and help regions embrace innovation.
• More openness: The principle of ‘open science’ will become the modus operandi of Horizon Europe, requiring open access to publications and data.
• A new generation of European Partnerships and increased collaboration with other EU programmes.