Policy for research and technological development

01-01-2018

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