Ireland presents preliminary views on FP9
The Irish input paper sets out Ireland’s preliminary views on the design and implementation of Framework Programme 9 (FP9). Ireland favours strong continuity between Horizon 2020 and FP9. In particular, successful elements of Horizon 2020 should be carried forward and strengthened in FP9, e.g. the three-pillar structure and the pursuit of societal and economic impact. As top challenges for FP9, Ireland identifies the issues of underfunding, complexity, participation of enterprises, gender equality, Humanities and Social Sciences, and multi- and inter-disciplinary research collaboration.
In terms of Defence Research, Ireland is in favour of entirely separating the Research Window of the European Defence Action Plan from FP9, because Ireland sees the nature and ethos of a civilian research programme as being fundamentally different from that of a defence programme.TOP