30 Nov 2020
Factsheet shows role of R&I investments in building a better future for Europeans
On 27 November 2020, the European Commission published a fact sheet which illustrates the role of research and Innovation investments as a driver for systemic changes needed to ensure a green, healthy and resilient Europe. Horizon Europe with its instruments such as the European Innovation Council, EU Missions and European Partnerships will play a key role in this process.
At their informal videoconference meeting on 27 November 2020, EU Research Ministers discussed possible new targets for investments in research and development. These possible targets had been proposed by the European Commission in its Communication on the European Research Area of 30 September 2020. At the meeting, Member States and the Commission showed a strong will to reach the target of 3% of GDP for EU research and development investment.