EU Expands Powers to Block Chinese and US Companies from Horizon Europe
Research ministers have agreed to more aggressively police foreign participation in the EU's research programme, adding a new provision to Horizon Europe that is aimed primarily at preventing China and the US from getting access to sensitive European research.
Open Consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is the envisioned federation of research (data) infrastructures that will enable the Web of FAIR Data and Services, help researchers to perform Open Science, and open up and exploit their data, publications and code.
Research Budget Still Uncertain, As Leaders Push Talks into Fourth Day
As EU budget negotiations entered a fourth day in Brussels, the amount of funding that will be available for research and innovation is still unknown - but advocates mounted an online campaign to defend it.
Leaders Agree on Slimmed-down €80.9B for Horizon Europe
EU leaders agreed on a pared-back budget of €80.9 billion for the Horizon Europe research programme, in the fifth day of a marathon summit to debate the EU's long-term budget and a post-pandemic economic recovery plan. The final figure - a big blow to research advocates - is significantly lower than a proposes €94.4 billion put forward by the European Commission in May, as the budget for the R&D programme has been cut multiple times throughout the summit.
University Associations Renew Call for Higher R&D Budget
University associations have renewed a call for a higher budget for EU research and innovation and for academic exchange programmes, after the latest budget draft by EU Council president Charles Michel proposed a €5 billion cut from Horizon Europe.
As we slowly emerge from the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, one thing is clear - it has brought to the front various aspects of gender equality issues in Research and Innovation (R&I), writes Marcela Linkova.
Science Ministers in South-east Europe Want a Piece of Horizon
Science ministers of the Central European Initiative, a group of countries in central and south-east Europe, have signed the 'Trieste Declaration on Science', an agreement to work together to boost participation in Horizon Europe and strengthen international research cooperation in the region.
Last-minute Change Sees 'research' Reinstated in Job Title of R&D Commissioner
The incoming president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has given into demands that the word 'research' should feature in the research commissioner's job title, making the change at the last possible minute, just before the European Parliament confirmed the new team of commissioners in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Brexit Uncertainty Sees UK Share of EU Research Funding Drop from 16% to 11%
The UK's share of EU research funding has fallen dramatically because of Brexit uncertainty, with the country's take home from the EU Horizon 2020 programme cut by almost €500 million since 2015, according an analysis by the Royal Society.
European Academies Call for Excellence, Fairness and Openness in the Implementation of Horizon Europe
ALLEA submitted a statement to the European Commission calling for a strong and well-resourced framework programme guided by principles of excellence, fairness and openness, and making concrete suggestions on their implementation in the current draft of the Commission’s Strategic Plan on Horizon Europe.
Commission Names Board Members for Horizon Europe Missions
The experts will be responsible for designing the large-scale, objective-driven research projects, which are seen as central to reframing Europe’s approach to tackling ‘grand challenges’ including climate change, soil erosion, sustainable food production and marine and freshwater pollution.