The EU institutions – the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission – have reached a provisional political agreement, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, on Horizon Europe. Budgetary aspects are subject to the agreement on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
The agreement enables the European Commission to start the preparing Horizon Europe’s implementation.
Horizon Europe will build on the achievements and success of Horizon 2020. It will continue to drive scientific excellence through the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges.
It confirms the establishment of the European Innovation Council (EIC) as well as the novel mission driven approach by defining five mission areas (adapting to climate change, cancer, healthy oceans and waters, climate neutral cities, soil health).
Link to EC Press Release, 20.3.2019 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1676_en.htm