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News article29 May 2020Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

The role of Research and Innovation in Europe’s recovery

On 27 May, the Commission put forward its proposal for an ambitious recovery plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic. To respond to the massive investment needs and to ensure the recovery is even, inclusive and fair for all Member States, a new recovery instrument called ‘Next Generation EU’ is created. Through this instrument, a €13.5 billion increase of the Horizon Europe budget is proposed. The budget increase will be used to provide European support for health and climate-related research and innovation activities.

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27 MAY 2020
The role of research and innovation in Europe’s recovery (Factsheet)
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29 May 2020
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation