The EU is strongly committed to funding research and innovation. The Europe 2020 strategy, endorsed by Member States, places investment in research and innovation at the heart of EU policy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. When EU heads of state and government discussed innovation at their meeting on 4 February 2011, they called on the European Commission to bring together all of the EU's research and innovation funding under a single common strategic framework.
In consequence, the European Commission launched a wide-ranging consultation involving all key stakeholders which has led to Horizon 2020.
The outcomes of the consultation are available through this website:
- A summary analysis of the consultation, based on written responses and around 1300 online questionnaires that were submitted by interested individuals, companies, research institutes and citizens.
- The written responses provided by over 750 associations, large organisations and others that provide in-depth views which are published on this website, organised by country.
- An interactive blog, where various questions and topics from the Green Paper were posted for open comment, debate and ideas.
- Links to events, in particular the major event on 10 June to bring together and discuss the main outcomes.