Rules for the participation and dissemination in 'Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)':
- extracts from the vote
- statement by Christian EHLER (EPP, DE), rapporteur
Première transmission: 28/11/2012
Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
Fin de production: 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 rules for the participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020 (15 shots)
||Christian Ehler (EPP, DE), rapporteur, being congratulated
||Cutaway with Christian Ehler
||SOUNDBITE (English) Christian Ehler: the programme was quite static FP7. We did our outmost to get it faster, more competitive in a competitive world. The time to grant, we are saying within a half year, the Commission should be able to say yes or no. It took over a year in the past, so that is a very strong message, it is faster, we need faster decision process, the evaluation has to be faster and the message is if you have something, if your contribution to European science, to innovation is good, you get an immediate answer, a faster answer by the Commission.
||SOUNDBITE (English) Christian Ehler: the Heads of State decided that they wanted to spend 3% of the Growth National Product for research, innovation. This would bring us on a high level with Asia and the United States. What we are sending today is a very strong signal that even in times of austerity, even on times of budget restraints, this budget has to have a growth aspect. If we are reducing the R&D budget, we are reducing the option for growth and that will be a disastrous sign from the Council coming. This is renewing the Parliament's proposal, let's spend a 100 billion euro on R&D and then this continent will advance.