Countries from outside the EU have no formal power in shaping the framework programme, and risk exclusion from sensitive calls. As they make up an ever-bigger part of Horizon, that could generate political tensions
Deal announced at EU-Canada summit opens door to wider transatlantic collaboration in research, energy, digital and other fields. Wanted now: ‘transformative discoveries’ by working together, EU president says
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told European Hydrogen Week the scheme will put in a total of €3B to encourage green production methods. That should be a spur for innovation, but the conference heard of concerns about the direction of the EU’s Clean Hydrogen partnership
Insiders say Germany’s budget crisis means it is unlikely to agree €10B funding for the EU’s new tech fund, amid signs that government purses are tightening and support for pan-European research is dwindling
An independent expert group recommends a ‘commando operation’ to urgently cut the bureaucracy that leaves young researchers spending up to 50% of their time on administration, and for more diversified and sustainable funding for France’s largest research organisation
Three universities in Widening countries are under investigation, including the University of Zagreb, where a dean of faculty and 28 others were arrested on suspicion of fraud involving €1.7M of EU funds
With the likely new government promising to increase R&D funding and ‘depoliticise’ science, researchers are pointing to further reforms they say are needed to increase the standing and quality of the country’s research system
As the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) drafts an international accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, this report fleshes out a number of measures that could help the world prepare for the next pandemic.
In a first of a series of network events exploring what future non-European collaboration in Horizon could look like, this event gathered together international experts who have taken part in Horizon Europe or its predecessor, Horizon 2020. Read the report to see what they had to say.