Establishment of Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation:
- extracts from the vote
- statement by Teresa RIERA MADURELL (S&D, ES), rapporteur
EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 28/11/2012 First transmission: 28/11/2012
MEPs debated and voted on the establishment of Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation on Wednesday 28 November at the Premises of the European Parliament in Brussels. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.
Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules.
It will combine all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development 4, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP5) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
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||Exterior view of the European Parliament
||Vote on the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (16 shots)
||Teresa Riera Madurell, (S&D, ES), rapporteur, being congratulated on the result of the vote
||SOUNDBITE (English) Teresa Riera Madurell: in science, in research we have to support the excellence, and in fact the result from the Parliament tells clearly that. We support excellence, we support fundamental research. We support the education, mobility. We have young scientists in the Marie Curie actions. We support anything related to the leadership of our industry through innovation, there is a strong instrument to support SMEs, this is very important, and also in general we support research and innovation in Europe, because it is an important tool to get out of the crisis, to growth and to create jobs.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Teresa Riera Madurell: the first part is in the instruments for Europe to become competitive in science, the second part is for Europe to be competitive in innovation and in the third part we decide the main lines to support which are very much connected, with the great challenges that the society has at the moment. I am referring to health, energy, climate change and to all those things that really worry our society. It is very much close to the worries of the population and also for the first time, the framework programme covers from the academia, from the resource of the research, from the pure research to the market. So, it is very market oriented, because for the first time the framework programme puts together all the programmes we have on research and all the programmes we had on innovation.