Reaction to the European Commission Proposal on Horizon Europe
Science Europe has published its reaction to the European Commission’s Proposal on Horizon Europe.
Science Europe welcomes the overall continuity between the internal structure and funding rates between Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. However, the proposed budget increase for the period 2021-2027 does not live up to the ambitious scenarios defended by the European Commission in front of the Heads of States and Governments in March 2018 and will not be sufficient for Europe to meet its ambitious political goals.
The ERC is allocated approximately the same budget share it had in Horizon 2020. This is particularly disappointing considering that fundamental curiosity-driven research underpins all types of present and future research and innovation activities.