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The European Commission has presented its proposal for the next Framework Program for Research and Innovation for the period 2021-2027, which is called Horizon Europe. The main objectives of this program are the strengthening of the scientific and technological bases of the European Union, the stimulation of innovation capacity, competitiveness and jobs in Europe and compliance with the priorities of citizens and support for the socioeconomic model and the values of the EU.

Like Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe will be structured in 3 pillars:

  • Pillar I. Open science, which will have 25,800 million euros. This includes the actions of the European Research Council (16,600 M €), the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (6,800 M €) and the support to the Research Infrastructures (2,400 M €).
  • Pillar II. Global challenges and industrial competitiveness, with 52,700 million euros. This pillar will be divided into five clusters: health (€ 7,700 million); inclusive and secure societies (€ 2,800 million); digital and industry (€ 15,000 million); climate, energy and mobility (€ 15,000 million); and food and natural resources (€ 10,000 M).
  • Pillar III. Open innovation, with 13,500 million euros. It includes the European Innovation Council, which currently has a pilot phase in Horizon 2020, to support disruptive innovations and with market creation potential (€ 10,500 million), Innovation Systems to connect with national and international stakeholders. regional (€ 500 million) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (€ 3,000 million).

These three pillars will be complemented with horizontal activities under the section of Strengthening the European Research Area, which has € 2,100 million to optimize the strengths and potential for a more innovative Europe.


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*This news was originally published on the Spanish Portal for the European Research and Innovation Framework.