Compromise between the Council and the European Parliament to "2020" reached / chute ". Important step for imminent launch of the new program"
The EU Member States have in the Committee of Permanent Representatives after several months of negotiations, on 17 July 2013 a compromise with the Parliament to "2020" agreement. Thus the way is prepared for the expected first reading by the European Parliament in October 2013. Should Parliament and the Council agree, the way is clear for the start of the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, 2020, with the year 2014, with a volume of € 70 billion.
Georg Schütte, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Research, said in Berlin: "The agreement of Member States and Parliament to Horizon 2020 is an important step for an early start of the new program together with our EU partners, we bring 2020 a central building block for more. competitiveness and growth on the way. With over € 70 billion, we have 25% more resources than have been secured for research and innovation in the EU. "
2020 has three priorities: promotion of basic scientific research, strengthening industrial competitiveness and addressing the major societal challenges. This reinforces and supplements the action that converts Germany with the national high-tech strategy since 2006. Horizon 2020 brings together the previously separate programs of EU research and innovation funding and is in addition to the classic collaborative research and on promoting research-driven innovation with the market. Research results will come even faster to use and contribute to growth and job creation. The political prioritization of research and innovation is an important part of further European integration and an important concern for Germany in the EU.