20 Nov 2020

HORIZON BLOG: Research and innovation in the next EU budget

The European Commission is working on a new proposal for its 2021-2027 multiannual budget, which is to be paired with a recovery plan aimed at helping the EU come out of the looming recession set in motion by the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, we gather the latest news and reactions to how the EU is planning to fund its research and innovation programmes during the difficult period ahead.

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The European Commission’s economic recovery package should include a strong support mechanism for public and private R&D investments, according to the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO).

Research organisations are calling on the EU to make sure that research grants play important role in the recovery package. In addition, the EU should safeguard its technology leadership and production sovereignty by developing a European strategy on technology infrastructures needed by key EU industrial ecosystems, EARTO says in a policy paper.

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