28 Apr, 2021

Renew Europe welcomes adoption of Horizon Europe

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of Horizon Europe on 27 April, which succeeds Horizon 2020 and spans from 2021 until 2027. With an ambitious €95.5 billion secured for this future-oriented EU research and innovation (R&I) programme, Horizon Europe is the world’s largest investment programme in R&I. The Renew Europe Group believes this programme will help generate post-pandemic growth, engage with more European industries and SMEs than ever before and help find sustainable solutions to tackle global challenges.  

Martina Dlabajovà MEP (ANO, CZ), Coordinator for the Industry, Research and Energy Committee and Shadow Rapporteur for the Horizon Europe Regulation, said:
"Horizon Europe is not just a major source of R&I financing, it is a great example of true European added value. We designed a complex, yet balanced structure that will unlock the breakthrough scientific discoveries of the next decade, while bringing innovative solutions to our market and re-shaping our economy and society. Its Industrial Partnerships will pool talent to deliver the technology of tomorrow, such as Quantum, Hydrogen, Artificial Intelligence and Space applications. SMEs will be part of this success story and I believe the new European Innovation Council will be a true game-changer!"

Iskra Mihaylova MEP (MRF, BG) has also represented Renew Europe as Shadow Rapporteur in the Horizon Europe negotiations, and said of the adoption: “With Horizon Europe, sustainable solutions will be found to tackle the global challenges we stand before and strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in a rapidly changing world, as we have all been affected in different ways by the pandemic. Apart from rebuilding a post-COVID Europe, these challenges span from transitioning to climate-neutral and smart cities, curing people from cancer and other severe or yet incurable illnesses, ensuring healthy oceans and seas and a sustainable environment to empowering our SMEs with innovations that will lead to growth and prosperity for all our citizens."

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