The Next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument of the European Commission that runs from 2014 to 2020 with a €70.2 billion budget. The EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.
The structure consists of three basic priorities:
Space in Horizon 2020
The objective is to foster a competitive and innovative space industry and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future European Union policy and societal needs. Activities include:
- European competitiveness, non-dependence of the European space sector
- Advances in space technologies
- Exploitation of space data
- Support of international space partnerships
EU space research is identified by Horizon 2020 as one of Europe’s ‘key industrial technologies’ highlighting its potential for EU innovation and competitiveness.
- Horizon 2020 Website
- Calls for Proposals
- ‘EU Space Industrial Policy: Releasing the Potential for Growth in the Space Sector
(Commission Communication, 28 February 2013)
- ‘Towards a Space Strategy for the EU that Benefits its Citizens’
(Commission Communication, 4 April 2011)