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Horizon 2020

Αγαπητά μας μέλη,

Το Europe Direct City of Athens  σας προσκαλεί, την Παρασκευή 12 Μαΐου 2017 και ώρα 19:00, στην εκδήλωση που συνδιοργανώνει με την GA Monitoring, στο γραφείο του Europe Direct (Ακαδημίας 50), με θέμα «Horizon 2020 – Interim evaluation presentation of stakeholder views».

Introduction

The 8th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, or better known as ‘Horizon 2020’, is the “biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)” according to the European Commission.

In October 2016, a public stakeholder consultation was launched in order to collect information from stakeholders, beneficiaries and the public at large for the Midterm review of Horizon 2020. The European Commission wanted to verify whether it is focusing on the right issues and whether it is ultimately allowing stakeholders to be successful.

One of the main criteria that were employed within the consultation was to look at the relevance of Horizon 2020 objectives and whether the programme is flexible enough to respond to new challenges and the needs of both stakeholders and citizens.

The results of the consultation, which was concluded in January this year, were for the first time presented in Brussels at an event co-organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee on April 28.

The purpose of this report is to highlight the contributions brought by major stakeholders during the event, where the Commission presented the main findings of the consultation and provided an initial analysis, followed by input for the preparation of Framework Programme 9, which will succeed Horizon 2020.

Organisations such as the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the European University Association (EUA), and BusinessEurope were invited to provide their own input, having conducted themselves their own consultation among their members. Using different methodologies than the one employed by the European Commission, the data proved to be complementary to the ones collected by the EU Institution. In the Chapters below, the data as it was presented has been aggregated in main themes that emerged from the discussions between the European Commission and the stakeholders.

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