Extra €200 million for H2020
The European Parliament has approved additional €200 million for Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation funding programme, by adopting a compromise on the mid-term review of the EU budget. The €200 million top-up for Horizon 2020 is part of additional means amounting to €6 billion that will help the EU tackle urgent challenges such as the migration crisis, strengthening security, boosting growth and creating jobs. The additional funds will be distributed as follows:
- €50 million for the European Research Council
- €55 million for Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation part of Horizon 2020
- €50 million for the European Innovation Council
- €45 million for High Performance Computers, under Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies part of Horizon 2020
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