Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe

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Series Details L 427, Pages 17-119
Publication Date 30/11/2021
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Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 19 November 2021 - concerning the establishment of Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe. This is also known as the Single Basic Act. It repeals Regulation (EC) No 219/2007, Regulation (EU) No 557/2014, Regulation (EU) 558/2014, Regulation (EU) No 559/2014, Regulation (EU) No 560/2014, Regulation (EU) No 561/2014 and Regulation (EU) No 642/2014.

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Horizon Europe is the European Union's key funding programme for research and innovation (R&I). The joint undertakings complement that framework by addressing global challenges and priorities that require critical mass and long-term vision.

The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 23 February 2021, as part of a package of institutionalised European partnerships. These partnerships combine co-investment with additional private and public sector funds in areas where the scope of the R&I resources can help achieve the EU's Horizon Europe priorities. The Council of the European Union adopted the initiative on 19 November 2021, covering a set of nine institutionalised European partnerships:

  • Circular Bio-based Europe;
  • Clean Aviation;
  • Clean Hydrogen;
  • Europe’s Rail;
  • Global Health EDCTP3;
  • Innovative Health Initiative;
  • Key Digital Technologies;
  • Single European Sky ATM Research;
  • Smart Networks and Services.

The Act was published in the Official Journal on 30 November 2021.

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Corporate Europe Observatory, 12/04/2021: Expanding the corporate capture of research: the new EU Joint Undertakings
EPP EP Group: Newsroom, 15/07/2021: Research and innovation are prerequisites for Green Deal
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI): Blog, 04/10/2021: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

Science Business, 21/10/2021: Parliament clears way for €22B Horizon Europe partnerships to go ahead
Science Business, 20/11/2021: Council clears way for €22B industrial partnerships

EUR-LEX: COM(2021)87: Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe
EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)37: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Impact Assessment (EU-Africa Global Health Partnership)
EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)38: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment (EU-Africa Global Health Partnership)
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe (2021/0048(NLE))
European Commission: Horizon Europe
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 19/11/2021: Council commits to nine institutionalised European partnerships

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