Further to the agreement on Horizon Europe that the EU institutions reached in trilogue on 20th March 2019, the European Commission has started preparing the implementation of the programme through a process of “strategic planning”.  To this end, the European Commission has launched a public consultation in order to collect input as regards to the objectives, priorities and expected impact of the Horizon Europe programme. This feedback will inform the work to prepare the Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.

The anticipated plan will guide the work programmes and calls for proposals for Horizon Europe’s first four years (2021-2024) and will, amongst other issues, define and clarify further the R&D missions, partnerships and strategic orientations for the support to research and innovation. It is expected that the plan will be adopted through an Implementing Act by November 2019.

The consultation can be accessed here and the deadline for providing input is 8th September 2019. EBC encourages all to take part in the consultation to ensure ample representation of the brain research and brain community as a whole. For further information or guidance on responding to the consultation, please contact EBC colleagues at policy@braincouncil.eu and/or info@braincouncil.eu