Proposal for a Regulation establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination

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Series Details COM (2018) 435
Publication Date 07/06/2018
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Legislative proposal - put forward by the European Commission in June 2018 - setting up the Horizon Europe programme for the period 2021-2027.

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The Horizon Europe programme builds on the Horizon 2020, the research and innovation programme in place for the previous Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The Commission adopted on 7 June 2018a draft law proposing the allocation of €100 billion for the MFF 2021-2027, which includes €97.6 bn under Horizon Europe and €2.4 bn for the Euratom Research and Training Programme - whose specific proposals were adopted in parallel as part of the package of proposals relating to research and innovation.

This legislative package was put forward in the context of the overall negotiations for the Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027. The Council of the European Union agreed on a partial general approach on 30 November 2018, while the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on 12 December 2018. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 20 March 2019.

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Commentary and Analysis
Social Europe, July 2018: Horizon Europe: UK’s Research Imperative
EPRS: Briefing, October 2018: Horizon Europe: Framework programme for research and innovation 2021–2027
EPRS: Briefing, November 2018: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment
Universities UK: Report, 31/10/2018: Horizon Europe – UUKi information note
EUA: Tag: Horizon Europe
EPRS: At a Glance, April 2019: Establishing and implementing Horizon Europe

Politico: Tag: Horizon Europe

EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)307: Impact assessment
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)308: Executive summary of the impact assessment
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)309: Horizon Europe stakeholder consultation - Synopsis report
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Horizon Europe framework programme for research and innovation 2021–2027
EP: Legislative Train: Proposal for a Regulation establishing Horizon Europe - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2017
European Commission: Press Release, 07/06/2018: Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet
European Commission: Horizon Europe - the next research and innovation framework programme
Council of the European Union: Policies: Horizon Europe
European Commission: Press Release, 20/03/2019: EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme

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