An "orientation paper" is hereby made public at an early stage in the adoption of process.
The work programme 2013 aligns with the objectives of Europe2020 and the Innovation Union Flagship in the way it fosters new ideas, supports world-class teams tackling significant societal challenges. The WP provides also for smooth transition towards Horizon 2020 thus bridging to the new Research and Innovation Programme for 2014-2020.
This "orientation paper" has not yet been endorsed by the European Commission. Indicative budgetary information have been removed and the content does not in any way prejudge further modifications, the subsequent formal opinion of the Programme Committee (Member States) nor the Commission's future decision
The final adoption is foreseen for mid-July 2012. Only the adopted work programme will have legal value. The Commission expressly disclaims liability for any upcoming changes of content on this preliminary document