February 2, online
The 'Horizon Europe' programme will be launched on 2 February, at an online event, within the context of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and organised in close collaboration with the European Commission. The background document and provisional programme are available on the PERIN website (continuously updated).
This initiative will bring together speakers from all across Europe and include talks with researchers, business leaders and policy and government officials, with the aim of mobilising all of Europe for the 'Horizon Europe, 2021-27' programme and its coordination with national recovery and resilience programmes being prepared under the 'Next Generation EU, 2021-26' programme.
This event will introduce and discuss ideas for promoting the dual green and digital switchover across Europe, in association with a resilient recovery, through a renewed European Research Area - ERA.
The background document addresses the critical issues facing this process and the promotion of R&D activity in Europe today, including the need to increase public and private investment in R&D, notably in the context of the European Commission's recent reaffirmation of its 3% target for R&D investment in terms of gross domestic product by 2030.
In the case of Portugal, the strategy for strengthening national participation in the 'Horizon Europe, 2021-27' programme is coordinated and disseminated through PERIN - 'Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation Network', which includes the main funding and promoting agencies, namely ANI, FCT, AICIB, PT Space, the ERASMUS Agency and DGES, in close articulation with the offices promoting European programmes in academic and research institutions, as well as in companies, business associations and business incubation and interface centres.