A time line for Horizon 2020
From 30/11: Parliament and Council negotiations on the basis of the Commission proposals
Ongoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on EU budget 2014-20 (including overall budget for Horizon 2020)
Mid 2012: Final calls under 7th Framework Programme for Research to bridge gap towards Horizon 2020
By end 2013: Adoption of legislative acts by Parliament and Council on Horizon 2020
1/1/2014: Horizon 2020 starts; launch of first calls
Horizon 2020 will be adopted using the "ordinary legislative procedure" (formerly known as "co-decision"). The diagram below illustrates this.