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Welcome to Horizon 2020

The new EU research programme was launched on Wednesday 11 December. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research programme to date. Some €79 billion of funding is available for 2014-2020. Energy research and innovation is one of the key priorities in Horizon 2020.  Addressing the key societal challenge "Secure, clean and efficient energy" it has been conceived to support the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system. There is also a separate but complementary programme for nuclear energy research activities adopted under the Euratom Treaty. In terms of budget, Horizon 2020 will dedicate €5 931 million for non-nuclear energy research for the period 2014-2020 and €1 603 million for nuclear research for the period 2014-2018. The first calls have just opened!

SET-Plan Integrated Roadmap in preparation

On 17th September 2013, the development of the Integrated Roadmap was initiated with a kick off meeting in Brussels, chaired by the Commission and attended by Member State representatives and experts, who comprise the Coordination Group with the responsibility to draft the Integrated Roadmap.

The Integrated Roadmap will put forward key research and innovation actions to be undertaken in the next 6 years. It will be the basis for EU, national and multi-Member State activities (the latter based on the variable geometry model), and can serve as well, as a basis for private investments in energy research and innovation.

More information on the SETIS web site.


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    Sustainable September: The Event
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