EU Budget Focused on Results (BFOR) initiative was launched in 2015 to maximise the EU's budget effectiveness in supporting growth, jobs and stability in Europe and beyond. Learn how the European Commission's Research and Innovation funding programme, Horizon 2020 (€77bn from 2014 to 2020) supports the initiative through focusing on long-term priorities and societal challenges, and getting economy driving ideas to market faster.
http://ec.europa.eu/horizon2020 Horizon 2020 is the EU's biggest ever research and innovation framework programme with a seven year budget worth nearly €80 billion. The funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives. The programme is build around three pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership, and Societal Challenges.
Research and innovation (R&I) are essential for a successful, modern economy, and they are at the heart of the European Commission's policies to boost jobs, growth and investment. The Commission's vision for research and innovation has three strategic priorities: Open Innovation, Open Science and Openness to the World.
Being Open to the World means removing barriers to international cooperation between researchers and innovators, engaging in science diplomacy and leading international research and innovation partnerships to address global challenges.
Watch a few successful examples of world-wide partnerships in R&I funded by the EU.
Watch videos of all the contests from 2004 to 2014, plus a documentary following the careers of three previous young winners of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, who have gone on to have amazing careers in science: Lina Tomasella from Italy, Cristian Kraus from Denmark and Jane Feehan from Ireland!