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The structure of the programme and details about the provisional agreement are published on this webpage of the European Commission. It includes links to the Missions that will be installed and the status about the support to European Partnerships with the EU Member States.
Horizon Europe will have three pillars and one additional component to support activities in Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area (ERA).
To facilitate the implementation of Horizon Europe a strategic plan will be prepared by a so called strategic planning process. The strategic plan of Horizon Europe will put forward the targeted impacts for the European Union research and innovation activities and the priorities for the first four years of the implementation of Horizon Europe.
The strategic planning process is currently taking place and will focus in particular on the Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness pillar of Horizon Europe. It will also cover the Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area part of the programme as well as relevant activities in other pillars. Missions and European Partnerships will also be identified through the strategic planning process. The results of the strategic planning process will create a basis for the content of the work programmes in Horizon Europe.
In view of preparing the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe, a co-design process took place over the summer and autumn of 2019. The European Commission wants to invite everyone from everywhere to participate in an open consultation on Horizon Europe's first Strategic Plan.
The results of this co-design process can be consulted in the document Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.
Missions are one of the main novelties introduced by the European Commission in Horizon Europe. Missions aim to deliver solutions for the great challenges faced by the world.
Five missions areas have been identified:
For each mission area a mission board has been established. The mission board will advise the European Commission on how to specify, design and implement missions for Horizon Europe. More information on the mission boards and its members can be found here.
The missions will be launched in 2021 as part of Horizon Europe.
Some parts of Horizon Europe can be implemented through the European Partnerships. These are initiatives in which the EU and public or private partners, such as Member States and/or Associated Countries, industry, universities, research organisations, etc., join forces to support the development and implementation of a programme for research and innovation activities.
The Horizon Europe proposal lays down the conditions and principles for establishing European Partnerships. There are 3 types of European Partnerships: Co-funded European Partnerships, Co-Programmed European Partnerships and Institutionalised Partnerships.
Just as the missions, identifying the European Partnerships is also an integral part of Horizon Europe’s strategic planning process in order to ensure alignment with the programme’s priorities.
49 future partnership candidates have been identified and are under development. The current list of the candidate European Partnerships can be found in Annex 7 of the Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.
The budget for the next European framework programme for research and innovation Horizon Europe 2021-2027, will be around €95.5 billion in current prices. Part of this budget is coming from Next Generation EU, €5.4 billion in current prices, and €4.5 billion in current prices comes from among others fines for breaking EU competi... read more
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