Romania routes EU post-pandemic funds to researchers with Horizon seal of excellence

28 Jul 2022 | News

The eastern European country is among the first to announce that parts of its pandemic recovery funds will go to researchers who received the Commission’s quality stamp

Romanian research minister Sebastian Burduja. Photo: Burduja’s Facebook page

The Romanian government has announced it will award €8 million from its total allocation under the EU recovery and resilience fund to researchers holding Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe seals of excellence.

Romanian research minister Sebastian Burduja said up to 50 researchers who applied for Marie Sklodowska Curie under Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe and hold a seal of excellence could benefit.

“We are launching this call to give the Romanian research ecosystem a boost, and to make our national research, development and innovation system more attractive,” said Burduja.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, EU member states agreed on an unprecedented multiannual budget for the bloc, which included €750 billion for economic recovery and building resilience for future crises. Member states were allocated money that can…

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