The overarching aim of the e-infrastructure activities in Horizon 2020 is to achieve by 2020 a single and open European space for on-line research where researchers enjoy leading-edge, ubiquitous and reliable services for networking and computing, and seamless and open access to e-Science environments and global data resources.
To achieve this goal, support will be given to:
The major changes in Horizon 2020 with regard to the previous framework programme (FP7) include the emphasis on innovation and the development of human resources, addressing industry as an e-infrastructure supplier and user, more resolve towards service orientation and service integration, and more emphasis on data infrastructure development.
In Horizon 2020 the e-infrastructure activities are part of the 'European Research Infrastructures, including e-infrastructures' programme. The indicative budget for e-infrastructures from 2014 to 2020 is 890 million euros.