Horizon2020Horizon 2020 will be the new European Union Framework Programme for Research and Development for the period 2014-2020 and will replace the current 7th Framework Programme.

As one of the main new features, Horizon 2020 will streamline into a single programme the European funds for research and innovation currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

With  €70 billion in funding, Horizon 2020 is expected to help to eliminate the existing fragmentation between basic research and the market, helping to achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs, as well as to contribute to the development of a European Research Area.

Horizon 2020 will have three priorities, which will seek to deliver the ambitious objectives set for the programme:

  1. Excellent Science: will help to generate excellent science, to attract and retain talent and to provide researchers with access to the best research infrastructures.
  2. Competitive Industries: will help to build industrial leadership to accelerate the development of technologies that support generating business and innovation. 
  3. Social challenges:  will help to tackle the main social challenges that Europe is currently facing.

Click on the following link for further information on the agreement reached for the forthcoming Horizon 2020:

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/intm/138118.pdf

Euskampus’s main contribution to these initiatives is by means of the Knowledge Hubs, by fostering interdisciplinary collaborations between different stakeholders in the sphere of science, technology and innovation that enable the global and social challenges that we are facing to be addressed in a coordinated way.