Designing the next framework programme

The Commission is working on a proposal for the framework programme that will succeed Horizon 2020. This will be done in the context of the EU's proposal for the next 7-year EU budget, the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF).

What shapes the Commission's proposal?

Expected next steps

  • May 2018 the Commission adopts its proposal for the next EU budget (MFF)
  • Soon after the Commission adopts its proposal for the next framework programme for research and innovation
  • The Council and European Parliament negotiate and subsequently adopt the programme
  • The programme is launched 1 January 2021


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