Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

The EC proposes €100 billion for R&I in 2021 - 2027

Creation date: June 7, 2018

Today, the European Commission unveiled its ambitious budget proposal for the next EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe.

In total 100 bn was allocated to R&I in the next seven years, incl. 97.6 bn for Horizon Europe and €2.4 bn for the Euratom Research and Training Programme.

The Horizon Europe proposal builds on the success of the current programme, Horizon 2020. The interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 showed that the programme is on track to help create jobs and growth, tackle our biggest societal challenges and improve people's lives. It shows that the programme has clear European added value, producing demonstrable benefits compared to national or regional-level support.

While continuing to drive scientific excellence, Horizon Europe will introduce the following main new features:

  • A European Innovation Council (EIC) to help the EU become a frontrunner in market-creating innovation
  • New EU-wide research and innovation missions focusing on societal challenges and industrial competitiveness
  • Maximising the innovation potential across the EU
  • More 'open science'
  • A new generation of European Partnerships and increased collaboration with other EU programmes

 

For more information

European Commission's press release

Legal texts and factsheets

Horizon Europe webpage

EU budget for the future

 

Independent high-level reports:

LAB – FAB – APP: Investing in the European future we want : Report by the High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU research and innovation programmes chaired by Pascal Lamy

Mission-oriented research & innovation in the European Union - A problem-solving approach to fuel innovation-led growth by Professor Mazzucato

Europe is back: Accelerating breakthrough innovation: Report by the High Level Group on the European Innovation Council

Re-finding industry -Defining innovation by the High Level Strategy Group on industrial technologies chaired by Jürgen Rüttgers