These three aspects are strongly interconnected and tackling them together will improve European R&I capabilities well beyond the time span of this framework programme.
Considering the relatively low funding budgeted for Horizon Europe (i.e., no substantial increase with respect to H2020), it is important to address from the beginning structural features to make it effective and balanced among the three pillars. The analysis of the framework programme presented in the position paper takes into account its impact on many sectors, disciplines, and geographies
The ISE Horizon Europe Task Force has been conducting a long reflection on the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with a focus on the areas it deems of highly strategic importance to the development of the European R&I system.
The three main areas that need more consideration to further enhance the effectiveness and pan-European societal impact of the programme are:
- foster interdisciplinary approaches within the programme
- increase the efforts towards supporting EU-13 countries improve their R&I system
- strengthen the R&I cycle in pillar 2.
ISE is interested in getting feedback from members in different EU countries to better understand the perspective of local research communities. Send your comments on the paper to Marco Masia, ISE.
Marco Masia (Executive Coordinator ISE, Initiative for Science in Europe),
Karin Metzlaff (Executive Director EPSO & co-chair ISE Task Force Horizon Europe)