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27 December 2023
How to make a next seven-year EU research framework programme, FP10

FP10 doesn’t start until 2028, but 2024 is going to be a big year for the next seven-year research programme, with the European Commission starting to pencil in the outline ahead of a comprehensive proposal in 2025.

Key (provisional) dates:

  • January 2024 – publication of the ex-post evaluation of the 2014 - 2020 Horizon 2020 research programme and how its €80 billion budget was spent
  • June 2024 – member states outline their vision in the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC) FP10 task force report
  • October 2024 – Commission expert group led by former science minister of Portugal Manuel Heitor publishes its independent report on the future of European research and innovation
  • Early 2025 – the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe is due to be published
  • By 1 July 2025 – the official Commission proposal for FP10 is unveiled
  • Autumn 2025 – member states start negotiations on the proposed framework programme
  • Beginning of 2026 – member states reach a deal and negotiations with the European Parliament start
  • End of 2026 – (hopefully) a deal on FP10, leaving the Commission a year to prepare the programme
  • 2027 – heads of state and Parliament set the seven-year EU budget, including funding for FP10
  • 2028 – FP10 starts

Work on Horizon Europe’s successor kicked off in earnest in February when the European Commission published the results of a public consultation on FP10.

The conclusion was a call from the research community for the programme to grow, with a clear vision and a good balance between basic and applied science.

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