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  • EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme

    20/03/2019
    The EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, on Horizon Europe.
  • €2 billion to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council

    18/03/2019
    Ahead of the 21-22 March European Council discussion on innovation, industry and competitiveness, the Commission takes decisive steps to set up a European Innovation Council.
  • EIC Pilot: €120 million to help bring next batch of top-class projects to market

    18/03/2019
    The European Commission announced today 68 additional start-ups and SMEs selected for an overall funding of €120 million under the existing EIC pilot. The funding is awarded under the SME Instrument part of the EIC Pilot. The companies are for instance developing a blockchain-based online payment technology, new energy efficient screens and a solution to fight traffic noise.
  • Gender balance in research is improving, but pace is too slow: EU She Figures

    08/03/2019
    The number of women with a career in research is slowly growing in Europe. Still, they remain significantly underrepresented, and their potential not fully recognised and valued.
  • Support for science in Spain: EIB provides € 1.2 billion under EU Horizon 2020 InnovFin programme

    24/01/2019
    The European Investment Bank is providing a loan under InnovFin Science, a joint initiative of the EIB Group and the European Commission designed specifically to support research, development and innovation in Europe. This financing is backed by Horizon 2020-the EU’s research and innovation programme.
  • She Figures 2018 published

    10/12/2018
    The She Figures 2018 presents the latest available official statistics on the footprint of women in the research and innovation landscape. The data follow the ‘chronological journey’ of researchers, from graduating from higher education programmes to acquiring decision-making roles, while considering their working conditions and intellectual outputs. The publication highlights also the differences between women and men in all these respects.
  • A Union of Equality: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025

    12/10/2018
    The European Commission is committed to promoting gender equality in research and innovation. It is part of the European Commission Gender Equality Strategy for 2020-2025, which sets out the Commission’s broader commitment to equality across all EU policies. The strategy addresses the key role of research and innovations in reversing gender stereotypes, ensuring bias-free AI and supporting unbiased evidence policy.
  • Monitoring the evolution and benefits of responsible Research and Innovation

    12/10/2018
    Monitoring the Evolution and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation (MoRRI) was a project tasked with implementing a monitoring system for responsible research and innovation (RRI). This executive summary of the project, in English and French, provides a rapid-glance overview of the main messages emanating from this cutting-edge project.
  • The latest update to the Work Programme 2019 is now online.

    25/07/2018
    All Horizon 2020 work programme sections have been updated, indicated by "_v2". New is the section "20. Cross-cutting activities 2018-20_v1.0". For further details please follow the link below to the Participant Portal.
    The latest update to the Work Programme 2019 is now online.
  • Commissioner Moedas presents Horizon Europe to the largest science meeting on the continent

    09/07/2018
    Today marks the beginning of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2018) in Toulouse. This is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe that brings together over 4000 delegates from 80 countries. At this event Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, will deliver a keynote speech on Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme proposed for 2020-2027.

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