Call for ERC president applications and nominations

The Commission appointed an independent Search Committee that will make recommendations to the Commission on the best candidates for the position of president of the ERC.

Where to find the ICT topics in HorizonEu?

Horizon Europe, the next framework programme for research and innovation, will replace Horizon 2020 as from 2021 onwards. However, both the high level structure and the practical implementations are currently still under development, and the situation is not very clear, which leads to quite some confusion.

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Commission communication on a new European Research Area published

A European Commission Communication and accompanying Commission staff working document on a new European Research Area (ERA) were published on 30 September.

Discussions on 2021 EU budget: Horizon Europe

Discussions on the first annual budget under the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the multiannual financial framework (MFF), are ongoing.

EU missions’ call for ideas open – share your ideas!

In June five possible Missions were proposed by the Mission Boards. Now YOU can share your views on these missions with the European Commission through the EU missions’ call for ideas.

Horizon Europe’s first Strategic Plan – public consultation launched

A public consultation is launched for the Horizon Europe’s first Strategic Plan, which will guide the work programmes and topics for the new programme’s first four years.

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European Commission launched search for ERC Scientific Council members

In May an Identification Committee of 6 scientists was set up by the Commission that has the task to 1) identify members for the renewal of the

Public consultation on European Commission European Research Area (ERA) roadmap

A public consultation on the roadmap on the future of research and innovation and the European Research Area is launched.

The consultation is open for feedback from citizens and stakeholders and runs until 3 August 2020 (midnight Brussels time).


European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board publishes report

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board has published the report - A vision and roadmap for impact – on the EIC in Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027).

Horizon Europe missions proposed

Under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027) five missions aim to deliver solutions to major challenges for Europe. The five possible missions proposed by the Mission Boards, the independent experts advising the European Commission, are:

• Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible