October 25, 2021

EU funding had a limited impact on biodiversity and climate change in EU forests

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) released their analysis of the EU funding for biodiversity and climate change in EU forests for the period 2014-2020 (related to the last EU Forest Strategy). They conclude that the EU has had a positive but limited impact on protecting biodiversity and addressing climate change in EU forests. A […]

January 5, 2019

Horizon 2020

The European Union Research Framework Programme 2014-2020 Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation so far, with a budget of nearly € 80 billion to be invested during a period of seven years, from 2014 to 2020. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a flagship initiative […]

Societal Challenge 5

Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials The specific objective of the Work Programme Societal Challenge 5 (SC5) is to develop a resource-efficient economy that is resilient to climate change, together with a sustainable supply of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of […]

Innovation in SMEs

Horizon 2020 has set up a dedicated instrument for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Innovation in SMEs. It provides direct financial support as well as an indirect contribution through a series of actions intended to increase the innovation capacity of these types of companies. The instrument is aimed at “creating a favourable ecosystem for SME […]