Draft amending budget No 2 to the general budget 2019: Reinforcement of Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

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Series Details COM (2019) 320
Publication Date 15/05/2019
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Draft amending budget No 2/2019 presented on 15 May 2019 by the European Commission aimed at reinforcing two key programmes for EU competitiveness, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+.

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Following up on the agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the EU's 2019 budget, the European Commission proposed on 15 May 2019 to add €100 million to the EU's flagship programmes Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+. Out of the additional €100 million, €80 million were allocated to climate-related research under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. The remaining €20 million was allocated to support the EU's Erasmus+ programme.

The Council of the European Union's position on the draft amendment was published on 3 September. The European Parliament's plenary session approved the proposed amendment to the annual budget on 18 September.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2019:320:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: At a Glance, September 2019: Amending budget No 2/2019: Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2019)640154

European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Amending budget 2/2019: Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2019/2022(BUD)
European Commission: Press Release, 15/05/2019: EU budget: Adding €100 million for research and student mobility programmes in 2019 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-2493_en.htm
Council of the European Union: Draft amending budget No 2 to the general budget for 2019: Reinforcement of key programmes for EU competitiveness: Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ - Council position of 3 September 2019 https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-11731-2019-INIT/en/pdf
European Parliament: Press Release, 19/09/2019: MEPs boost support for EU research and Erasmus http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190912IPR60931/

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