The European Commission has today for the first time presented calls for projects under the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years (2014 – 2015), the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and ... more
The European Commission has published a draft Work Programme for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMP+B) for the years 2014 – 2015 (part of „Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies” of FP Horizon 2020). It ... more
In connection with the new generation of EU programmes (2014 – 2020), the EC Directorate General for Research and Innovation in cooperation with other relevant DGs has updated the Participant Portal, where all the calls of Horizon 2020, COSME and other programmes and initiatives will be ... more
On 3 December 2013 The Council adopted the "Horizon 2020" programme for research and innovation for the years 2014 - 2020. The new funding programme will have a budget of EUR 77 billion in current prices for the seven-year period, thus making Horizon 2020 the world's largest research ... more
New calls for expression of interest for individual experts and for organisations to suggest experts were just published in OJ C342 of 22 November 2013. European Commission will soon need experts to evaluate first Horizon 2020 proposals. In addition to researchers and academics, the European ... more
The European Parliament on its Strasbourg plenary session approved the package related to the new framework programme for the period 2014-2020 Horizon 2020. Parliament put the stress on the support for small firms, attractivity of science for young people and earmarked funding for non-fossil energy ... more
The European Commission has published the draft Work programme of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions for 2014-2015. The document (as well as other WPs already published) is available on the Horizon 2020 official webpage here.
EC published just before the adoption process of the work programme to provide potential participants with the currently expected main lines of the ERC work programme 2014. It is a working document not yet endorsed by the Commission and its content does not in any way prejudge the final decision of ... more
Debate on new instrument introducing in Horizon 2020: FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION took place at the Permanent Representation of the CR to the EU on November 12, 2013.
The event was organized jointly by the Permanent Representation OF THE Czech Republic to the EU, the Czech Business ... more
The Position Paper seeks to present the FInES community's perspective of "Business Innovation" and communicate a strategic view on the four Thematic Areas currently managed by DG CONNECT Unit E3 (Future Internet PPP, Web Entrepreneurship, Digital Enterprise and ... more
EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organisations) published its amendments and comments on Horizon 2020. The relevant documents are available here and here.
The Copenhagen Research Forum have published “Recommendations for the optimal implementation of Horizon 2020“. It is a follow up of the recommendations proposed by more than 600 researchers in autumn 2011. The new report highlights, among others, the need for the setting up of ... more
During its meeting on 31 May 2012, the Council reached a partial general approach on "Horizon 2020", the proposed framework programme for funding research and innovation for the years 2014-2020. It also took note of a Presidency report on the progress made concerning the other three ... more
On 25 July 2012, the European Court of Auditors published an opinion No. 6/2012 on the Rules for Participation of the future framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020. ECA recommends that the Commission should provide in time clear implementation guidance to the rules. H2020 ... more
The final version of the Spanish Position Paper on the future framework programme Horizon 2020 has been published recently. It is available here.
The German Helmholtz Association published a new position paper on energy aspects in Horizon 2020, presenting a consensus of the views of the Helmholtz Association and its centres. The paper is available here.
The National Research Council of Italy (CNR) has published its position on the future framework programme Horizon 2020 on 16 May 2012. It includes e.g. comments on the overall structure, on the free pillars as well as on the Rules for Participation. The document is available here.
The finalised version of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) response to the Commission’s Horizon 2020 proposals from May 2012 is available here.
The member of European Parliament Maria Da Graca Carvalho who is rapporteur of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), has published a working document the “Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020”. The document is available here.
Norway has published its new position paper on the proposal of the future framework programme on research and innovation Horizon 2020. The summary is available here, the full text here.
European Committees for Standardisation and for Electrotechnical StandardisationCEN-CENELEC have published their joint position on the proposal of the future research and innovation framework programme Horizon 2020. Among others, they propose concrete steps to integrate standardisation into the ... more
European University Association (EUA) has published its input to the proposed Rules of Participation for the future research and innovation framework programme Horizon 2020. Among others, it specifically promotes full cost to be one of the options. The document is available here.
The Commission for Education, Youth, Culture and Research of the Committee of the Regions has on the agenda of its meeting on 23 April 2012 the draft opinion on the future framework programme Horizon 2020. The document is available here.
The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy held a public hearing on Horizon 2020 on Tuesday 20 March 2012. Presentations are available at the
ITRE committee website.
The document with the official position of Switzerland on the proposal for next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 is available here.
A brochure with the Nokia position on the proposal for framework programme for research, development and innovation Horizon 2020 is available here.
Austrian position paper (draft) for the negotiations on Horizon 2020 is available here (in German). The position paper identifies the most important issues that Austria wishes to raise during the negotiations of the next framework programme Horizon 2020.
The Horizon 2020 proposals are now available in all official languages of the European Union here.
European Universities Association (EUA) and League of European Research Universities (LERU) has published their first reactions on the EC proposal for a new framework programme Horizon 2020. Both of them welcome the increase of the overall budge, strengthening of activities under ERC and Marie ... more
The new future framework programme Horizon 2020 website with a new video testimonial each day is available here.
The European Commission has published a proposal of the future framework programme for research and innovation - Horizon 2020. This programme will be divided into three pillars. One pillar will support excellent research (24.6 billion €). Another pillar will focus on industrial leadership and ... more
The materials and information from the thematic workshops on the societal challenges and preparation process of the next framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 can be found here.
The Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn announced the winner of the online vote to name the future EU-funding programme for research and innovation. The new name will be "Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation". The ... more
The European Commission opened an online voting on the name for the new EU Research and Innovation Programme. The shortlisted names are: DISCOVER 2020, HORIZON 2020 and IMAGINE 2020. You can vote until Friday 17 June 2011. Have your say here.
The European Commission published a summary analysis of results from the consultation on the future of European research and innovation. The document is available here.
The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) published its contribution to the FP8 preparation. The document is available here.
The position paper of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) on European RDI policies and the next Framework Programme is available here.
The document of the German Max Planck Society on the preparation of the future generation of research and innovation EU programmes with the title „Ten EU Thesis“ and dated 28 March 2011 is available here.
The UK Research Councils had published a document with their responses to the public consultation on Common Strategic Framework for Research and innovation (CSFRI). Read the document here.
The Italian National Research Council (CNR) views on the next EU framework RTDI programme are available here.
The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences has prepared its position paper on the FP8 and on the Common Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation (CSFRI). To read the document, click here.
The outcomes of the UK Government's FP8 consultation are to be found here.
The WSSTP (Water Supply and Sanitation) European technology platform has published a position on FP8. The document is to be found here.
The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (Agrinatura) has published a Position Paper on the preparation of the next EU RTDI programme. The document is available here.
The position paper of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) on the next Framework Programme for Research and Development is available here.
The position paper of the Czech Republic on the future RTDI Framework Programme preparation is available here, the detailed background paper is here.
Position paper of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) regarding the future of EU Research and Innovation Funding from 22 April 2011 is available here and the press release here.
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) has published in March 2011 its opinion on the Future Research and Innovation Funding of the European Union. The position paper is available here.
The four Rectors´ Conferences (Polish, Hungarian, German and Austrian) had prepared a joint paper on the future of European cohesion policy (FP8 and other EU programmes, Structural Funds etc.). The document is available here.
The French Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA) has published its position paper on the future framework programme for research and innovation. You can read it here.
The European Commission has launched a competition 'You name it!' to name the new EU Research and Innovation Programme after 2013. The Commission is looking for a new name and enlisting the help of distinguished judges to draw up a shortlist of possibilities from the suggestions received. Those ... more
The Position Paper of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on the future framework programme is to be found here.
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has published its second document on FP8 preparation that takes into account the proposals of the Green Paper on Common Strategic Framework. The position paper is here.
The position of Intel Corporation on FP8 dated 9 February 2011 is available here.
The EIROforum (a partnership of European Intergovernmental Research Organisations) has prepared its position paper on FP8 preparation and presented it to the Commission by the end of January 2011. The document is available here.
Position Paper of German Rectors' Conference (HRK) on the structure of the FP8 dated 6 January 2011 is available here.
The European Commission organised a stakeholder meeting on Common Strategic Framework and innovation funding on 1 March 2011 in Brussels. The report is available in Czech only. Webcast recording and presentations from the meeting can be found here.
The position of ECTRI on FP8 preparation can be found here. European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) was officially founded in April 2003 according to Belgian law as an international non-profit association.
Also the University of Copenhagen has published its position and recommendations on the preparation of the next Framework Programme in February 2011. The paper is available here.
Preliminary position of Estonia for the development of the next Framework Programme dated 11 February 2011 is available here.
Enlargement Countries Associated to FP7 (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey) have taken the initiative to declare their Joint Position on the next FP. The document from 8 February 2011 is available here.
Twelve Member States that acceded to EU since 2004 have jointly prepared a document expressing their common position on FP8 preparation. The document dated 2 February 2011 is available here.
The document published in February 2011 was prepared by the Finnish Ministry of Economy and Employment and is based on a national consultation process among key stakeholders including representatives from research and industrial communities. The document with Finland’s preliminary views on ... more
On 9 Ferbuary 2011, the European Commission launched a consultation on the Green Paper "From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding". This document proposes major changes to EU research and innovation funding ... more
In January 2011, the UK Higher Education Europe Unit and the Universities UK has published a document with its common position on the preparation of the future Framework Programme. The text can be studied here.
The official position paper of Norway to the preparation of 8th Framework Programme can be studied here.
The European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) publishes a paper on the next generation of EU research and innovation programmes as its contribution to the ongoing policy debate. The report is to be found here.
Paper with a preliminary position of Spain to the next Framework Programme is available here.
Flemish Council for Science and Innovation (VRWI) has drawn up an advisory report for the preparation of Flemish position on 8th Framework Programme. The document is accessible here.
The document with the position of Turkey on FP8 preparation is available here.
The position of Scotland on FP8 preparation is available here.
The ACARE Technology platform has prepared its position paper towards FP8 which outlines the major challenges facing European Air Transport Services and the approaches Europe can make to the FP8 programme to solve some of these challenges.
The reflection paper of Austria on FP8 preparation can be studied here (German version) and here (English version).
The official position of Sweden on FP8 preparations can be found here.
The contribution from the Swedish Governmental agency VINNOVA on FP8 prepartion was used as an input to the official Swedish position and is available here.
The position of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to the FP8 preparation is available here.
A paper with the preliminary position of Ireland on future 8th Framework Programme priorities is available here.
The Research Council of Norway has prepared a reflection paper on FP8. The document is available here.
Catalonia presented its position on the FP8 preparation on 11 November 2010 in Brussels. The document is available here.
German Leibniz Association has published its position on the future FP8 for RTDI. The document is available here.
The document of EUROHORCs is a contribution to the discussion on the development of European research and is to be found here.
The informal forum European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) has published its position on the content of future 8th Framework Programme on 2 November 2010. This position document is available here.
German Rectors' Conference (HRK) published a statement on the future of ERA and the FP8 in November 2009. The document is available here.
The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) has published in September 2010 its position on the simplification of administrative and financial procedures of the R&D Framework Programme. The full report is available here.
The question of simplifying the administration of EU R&D Framework Programmes is one of the key current issues. The Czech position on simplification was prepared by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in cooperation with the Technology Centre ASCR and other experts. The document is ... more
Viewpoints of the Finnish Grant Agency TEKES on the content of the future Framework Programme (FP8) can be read here.
Peter Tindemans, Member of the Euroscience Governing Board, published an article on FP8 preparation on the website of Public Service.CO.UK. You can read it here.
The position of the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) on the FP8 preparation can be found here.
Non-paper of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) on the FP8 preparation is available here.
The major representative body of British universities – Universities UK (UKK) – published at the end of March 2010 its position paper on the FP8 preparations. Press release is available here, the document itself in English, German, French, Spanish and Polish is accessible here.
League of European Research Universities (LERU) has recently publishe a document "TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE 8TH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME". You can read it here.
The official document is available here.
Helmholtz Association of German research centres has published its position to and expectations from the future 8th Framework programme for research, technological development and demonstrations. The document is available here.