Key Principles to Shape the Future Framework Programme
Ahead of the European Commission’s conference ‘Research & Innovation – shaping our future’ on 3 July, Science Europe reiterates eight key principles to shape the future Framework Programme (FP). The current FP is a unique programme worldwide, widely appreciated and with an ambitious agenda. Examples of its clear European added value include the European Research Council’s role in fostering Europe-wide competition, the support of Research Infrastructures as a fundamental part of the European research system, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funding, fostering mobility for the benefits of researchers’ careers in a smooth way, and the support of collaborative research to solve societal challenges that cannot be addressed purely with national efforts.
Science Europe welcomes the resolution of the European Parliament on Horizon 2020 Interim evaluation and the preparation of the next FP, and is willing to continue the dialogue with European institutions, European Research Area stakeholders, and high level expert groups in defining a common vision for FP9. Discover the key principles here.