Policy for research and technological development

01-09-2017

European policy for research and technological development (RTD) has been an important area of European legislation since the first Community Treaties, and has been extended in the early 1980s with the establishment of a European framework programme for research. Since 2014, EU research funding has been largely grouped into Horizon 2020, the 8th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation covering the period 2014-2020. It is aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.

European policy for research and technological development (RTD) has been an important area of European legislation since the first Community Treaties, and has been extended in the early 1980s with the establishment of a European framework programme for research. Since 2014, EU research funding has been largely grouped into Horizon 2020, the 8th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation covering the period 2014-2020. It is aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.