European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, where a whole day will be dedicated to presenting Horizon Europe, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation program to succeed Horizon 2020.
This year, it is a fully virtual event, with the Policy conference and the Science is Wonderful! online exhibition that it takes place from 22 to 24 September 2020.
The event is all about collaboration: bringing together individuals and experts from all areas to build connections and ignite a brighter future.
Horizon Europe is a proposal published by the European Commission, as part of the EU’s proposal for the next EU long-term budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF).
Various building blocks were taken into account including the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Lab-Fab-App report (informally the Lamy report), foresight studies and various other reports.
This program aims to strengthen the EU’s scientific and technological bases and the European Research Area (ERA), to boost Europe’s innovation capacity, competitiveness and jobs and to deliver on citizens’ priorities and sustain our socioeconomic model and values.