Commissioner Moeadas officially announces "Horizon Europe" as name for FP9
In a blog post of 2 May 2018, Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas officially announced the name of the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9) – Horizon Europe. He explains that the new name would mark the first step on the road to the future.
The new name builds on "Horizon 2020" which has achieved a global reputation on excellence. According to Mr. Moedas, the successor programme should capitalise on this strong brand name. "Horizon Europe" indicates that evolution, not revolution was the motto when designing the programme. Finally the name should bridge the past and the future of research and innovation in Europe.