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Council adopts "Horizon 2020": the EU's research and innovation programme for 2014-2020

EU News 500/2013

Brussels, 3 December 2013
(OR. en)

The Council today adopted the "Horizon 2020" programme for research and innovation for the years 2014 to 2020 (PE-COS 67/13).

Horizon 2020 will replace the EU's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), which runs until the end of 2013. Compared with FP7, the new programme is expected to further eliminate fragmentation in the fields of scientific research and innovation.

Horizon 2020, which has a budget of around 77 billion euros, will underpin the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs, as well as the goal of strengthening the scientific and technological bases by contributing to achieving a European Research Area in which researchers, scientific knowledge and technology circulate freely.

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