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Horizon Europe State of Play


The European Commission presented its proposal on Horizon Europe, the 9th EU Research Framework Programme, on 7 June 2018. The Austrian Presidency will launch the negotiations on Horizon Europe in Council and is planning to progress as far as possible.

The Framework Programme is a package. The most important part of this package is the Regulation including all the important objectives of Horizon Europe. Unlike its predecessors, the Regulation will include the rules for participation and dissemination. In addition, within a Specific Programme all the details in the different intervention areas are laid down. Further documents in the field of research fall under the remit of the EURATOM Treaty. The publication of the Regulation establishing the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Strategic Innovation Agenda has been envisaged for the end of 2018.

The main objective of the Austrian Presidency is to conduct the negotiations on the Horizon Europe Regulation, taking into account the views of all Member States, and to reach an agreement on the content of the programme by the end of the year. 

Horizon Europe is being negotiated in Brussels, while at the same time a dozen expert conferences are taking place under the Austrian Presidency in Austria.


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