Horizon Europe symbolically launched online on February 2021
Apr 27 2021
The “Horizon Europe” programme was symbolic launched Tuesday, 2 February with a budget of around €95 billion for research and innovation all over Europe from 2021-2027.
“Horizon Europe” is the ninth European framework programme for research and innovation, following the “Horizon 2020” programme (2014-2020), and will be the biggest programme ever undertaken in Europe. Its launch by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU is being promoted along with a mobilisation process for all of Europe, in conjunction with structural funds and, particularly, with the national recovery and resilience plans of each member state in preparation for the “Next Generation EU, 2021-26” programme.
The aim is for the European Union to lead the twin green and digital transition in association with a resilient recovery through a renewed European Research Area (ERA) and through an effective increase in public and private investment in R&D, particularly in the context of the recent reaffirmation by the European Commission of the goal of 3% of public and private investment in R&D in terms of gross domestic product by 2030.