Horizon 2020 Programme Committees

01WHAT’S UP

02INTRODUCTION

Horizon 2020 is implemented by the European Commission assisted by Programme Committees. Compared to the Seventh Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 Programme Committees are to play a more strategic role. Discussions on strategic planning and on ensuring links to nationally funded activities is an essential part of their work. Another core task is to provide opinions on the Work Programmes (with the exception of the ERC and the JRC).

There are 14 configurations of the Committee for the Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020:

       
  1. Strategic Configuration
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  3. European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Future and Emerging Technologies
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  5. Research Infrastructures
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  7. Information and Communication Technologies
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  9. Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing
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  11. Space
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  13. Innovation in Small & Medium Enterprises and Access to Risk Finance
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  15. Health, Demographic Change and Well-being
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  17. Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research, and the Bioeconomy
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  19. Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
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  21. Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
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  23. Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
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  25. Europe in a Changing World - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies
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  27. Secure Societies – Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens

The members of Programme Committees are delegates and experts of national governments. Meetings are organised by the European Commission and usually take place 3 to 4 times a year.