A large majority of the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg approved Horizon 2020’s five draft regulations in a vote on 21 November 2013. With a budget of nearly €80 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research programme yet, and one of the biggest publicly funded ones worldwide. Built on three pillars – excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges – Horizon aims to fund all types of activities, from exploratory science to close-to-market innovation.
The Draft Work Programmes (WP) 2014-2015 are already available to the public on the Horizon 2020 website. The publication of these WPs just before the adoption process aims at providing potential participants with the currently expected main lines. They are still working documents not yet endorsed by the Commission!
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