UK-based researchers and companies have not received payments for Horizon Europe projects because the political row between London and Brussels has blocked the UK’s formal association to the research programme. Some have had to scale back their involvement in critical health research, risk having...read more..
Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament. EP Plenary session - Joint undertakings under Horizon Europe. Photo: European Union The European Parliament has voted through nine public-private partnerships under Horizon Europe, which MEPs hope will shape up to be more accessible for ...read more..
Irena Drmaž, Slovenian minister for negotiations on EU budget. Photo: Twitter @EU2021SI The European Parliament has voted through a budget proposal for 2022 that would see slight increases for research and education in Horizon Europe and Erasmus+, but with member states set on pursuing cuts they...read more..
UK prime minister Boris Johnson will host the UN climate conference in Glasgow next month. Photo: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street Two weeks ahead of hosting the United Nations climate change conference, COP 26, the UK has finally published its strategy for reaching net zero emissions, and i...read more..
The EU has wrapped up Horizon Europe negotiations with Israel and hopes to sign it up as an associated country before the end of the year, despite pressure from pro-Palestinian academics and objections in Brussels to the country’s settlement policies. While the association was expected, the break...read more..
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has launched a €5 million two-year support scheme for the New European Bauhaus, the European Commission’s programme to bring a human dimension to the EU’s green deal. The first call, opened on Monday, will back 20 companies from early-stag...read more..
In the context of the European Parliament plenary vote on the EU budget for 2022, EUA calls on the Council to revert the proposed cuts and support the full implementation of a future-oriented Horizon Europe. The importance of investing in research has never been clearer than during the pandemic. ...read more..
France will prioritise brain research during its upcoming EU presidency, aligning national strategies and working on a specific brain health partnership for the second half of Horizon Europe. It has the support of Italy, which also wants to pool European resources in neurosciences, amid fears tha...read more..
Jean-Eric Paquet, director general for research and innovation. Photo : European Union The European Commission has officially launched its five research missions in Horizon Europe, but admits there’s still a long road ahead before tangible projects are up and running. In an interview with Science...read more..
The European Commission has set out a new strategy for securing its geopolitical standing in the Arctic region, placing the focus on the EU’s Green Deal. The strategy calls for restrictions on fossil fuel exploration and extraction in the Arctic and pledges EU funds to speed up the green transiti...read more..