EU research: 2021-2027 funding to prioritise SMEs and bridge EU research gap 

A partial deal on Horizon Europe that will bridge the EU research gap, prioritise SMEs and broaden thematic research will be put to a vote on Wednesday.

Parliament is expected to approve the EU’s 2021-2027 research programme, Horizon Europe, on Wednesday. The partial deal, already agreed with EU member states, prioritises getting countries that do not perform as well on research and innovation to participate more. At least 35 % of the budget shall go to climate-related research. It also gives more support to SMEs, with at least 70 % of the budget of the newly created European Innovation Council to be dedicated to SMEs.

Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure, vote on agreements

2018/0224(COD) - Horizon Europe - Framework Programme
2018/0225(COD)- Implementing Horizon Europe
Debate: Tuesday, 16 April

Vote: Wednesday, 17 April

Press conference: Wednesday 17 April 14.30- 15.00