July 28, 2020

EU leaders agreed on major cuts to the budget of Horizon Europe

The budget of €80.9 billion for the Horizon Europe has been agreed by the EU leaders at a special European Council summit, taking place on 17-21 July 2021 in Brussels, to debate the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027 and a post-pandemic recovery plan. This marked a significant cutback in the budget for the R&D programme […]

April 10, 2020

Bio-Based Industries Consortium opens public consultation on new research agenda

The Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) invites stakeholders and society for a public consultation on the new draft strategic agenda for research and innovation for 2030 (SIRA2030). The emerging bio-based industries sector, coordinated by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), is cooperating with the European Commission to create a new public-private partnership under Horizon Europe. The objective […]

July 6, 2018

FTP AC meeting exchange of experiences with Textile ETP

The 44th FTP Advisory Committee (AC) meeting took place on 12 June 2018 in Brussels with the attendance of representatives from nine countries, as well as FTP shareholders, research umbrella organizations, and observers from the European Commission. At the meeting, participants discussed the revision of the current FTP Vision document, news from the National Support […]

June 7, 2018

Bright light for European forest-based sector at the horizon of FP9

The European Commission’s budget breakdown proposal for the next research Framework Programme, Horizon Europe, is out. Good news: From a total of around € 100 billion, it devotes € 40 billion to areas of interest for the forest-based sector.  As previously presented by the Commission, Horizon Europe will mainly consist of three pillars covering “clusters” […]

June 1, 2018

European Parliament favours increased budget for research and innovation

On Wednesday 30 May, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution for the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF) as issued by the European Commission on 2 May. The resolution repeats the EP’s ambition to increase the financial means for research and innovation in Framework Programme 9, by at least 50%. Members of the European Parliament […]

May 2, 2018

European Commission proposes an increase in funding for research and innovation

The European Commission has now tabled its proposal for the next EU seven-year budget, the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). It includes a €97.9 billion budget for the next research and innovation funding programme, branded Horizon Europe. The increase compared to Horizon 2020 is 30 percent, even in the context of Brexit, which is the […]

February 15, 2018

Funding Opportunities

Unlocking the sector’s innovation potential   Aiming at a more inclusive and transparent relationship with civil society, both the European Commission and the Member States encourage their active participation in various stakeholder groups, to help shape policies and investment plans, including the funding for research and innovation. Within FTP, the European forest-based sector finds a […]

February 27, 2019

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe – the EU’s next funding programme for research and innovation (FP9)  In June 2018, the European Commission (EC) proposed a total budget allocation of €100 billion to finance science, research and innovation projects during the 2021-2027 period, of which the vast majority, €94.1 billion in current prices, would be allocated to the […]