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EU Competitiveness Council (Research and innovation), 29 September 2020

Main results

The Council adopted general approaches regarding the draft regulation establishing Horizon Europe, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation for the years 2021-2027, and the draft decision establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe.

Today’s agreement is an important step forward towards final adoption of Horizon Europe. We now need to make sure with the European Parliament and the Commission that our forward-looking EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation can enter into force in the beginning of the next year. This is our joint task for the benefit of the European research and innovation community as well as the competitiveness of the EU.

Anja Karliczek, German federal minister of education and research

Today’s agreement paves the way for finalising the negotiations with the European Parliament for the adoption of the two legal acts before the end of the year.

Compliments of the Council of the EU.