EU Institutions reach provisional agreement on Horizon Europe for 2021-2027
The European Parliament, the Commission and the Council have reached a preliminary agreement on Horizon Europe for 2021 to 2027. Horizon Europe is expected to build on the achievements and success of the current research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020).
Commenting on the new Horizon Europe deal, Eurocadres President Martin Jefflén said: ‘Europe cannot afford to lose its talent in research and innovation. To stay competitive in the world market and be a forerunner in new ideas and inventions, public money is needed to ensure that we do not lose track. Therefore, the agreement on Horizon Europe is a strong signal that the EU wants to lead the race on this. Sharing excellence and joining forces for a stronger knowledge-base will make us seen and heard on the global arena.’
Sharing excellence and joining forces for a stronger knowledge-base will make us seen and heard on the global arena.’
The agreement includes new initiatives such as the European Innovation Council (EIC). The EIC, which is already running, in a pilot phase, will be a one-stop shop to bring disruptive and breakthrough innovations from lab to market application, and help start-ups and SMEs scale up their ideas. It will provide direct support to innovators through two main funding instruments, one for early stages and the other for development and market deployment. It will complement the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Providing direct support to innovators through two main funding instruments.
The provisional agreement now has to be formally approved by the European Parliament and the Council. The Commission will start preparing for Horizon Europe's implementation in order to have the first draft of its work programmes published in time for the programme's launch on 1 January 2021.