Agreement on Horizon 2020 – the EUs next framework programme for research and innovationThursday 31 May 2012
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The European ministers for research- and innovation have after long and hard negotiations reached an agreement on the overall structure for the EUs coming Framework programme for research and innovation – Horizon 2020 – which has a proposed budget of EUR 80 billion.
“Europe finds itself in a difficult situation. With a severe economic crisis and high youth unemployment, the only way to create new growth and jobs is by investing heavily in knowledge and innovation. The agreement on the overall structure of Horizon 2020, which was reached by the Member States today, is an important and excellent result that further strengthens research and innovation as growth promoters in Europe” says the Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education, Mr. Morten Østergaard.