Today, the European Commission adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices. The strategic plan is a novelty in Horizon Europe and sets the strategic orientations for the targeting of investments in the programme's first four years. It ensures that EU research and innovation actions contribute to EU priorities, including a climate-neutral and green Europe, a Europe fit for the digital age, and an economy that works for people.
An ambitious plan for an ambitious programme
The strategic plan sets out four strategic orientations for research and innovation investments under Horizon Europe for the next four years:
International cooperation underpins all four orientations, as it is essential for tackling many global challenges.