• Posted 07-Oct-2019

Summary of the Competitiveness Council Debate on Horizon Europe: Synergies with Other Programmes

The EU Council's Competitiveness Council (COMPET) met on 27 September to discuss synergies between Horizon Europe and other Union research and innovation funding programmes


  • Posted 07-Oct-2019

How can science better support EU policymaking?

Scientific advice for policy is increasingly under attack, which is undermining trust in both science and policymaking. A new opinion from the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors recommends a number of changes in scientific advisory processes, and proposes that these are formalised in a Code of Practice.


  • Posted 07-Oct-2019

Delay likely in talks for non-EU countries wanting to join Horizon Europe, says EU official

Negotiations to open up the EU’s big R&D programme to other countries in the world are now unlikely to get off the ground until sometime next year, a senior European Commission official has indicated.


  • Posted 07-Oct-2019

Clamour for new commission to change the name of ‘innovation and youth’ portfolio

Scientists are demanding the new job title of commissioner designate Mariya Gabriel’s is changed to “Education, Research, Innovation and Youth".


  • Posted 07-Oct-2019

Nantes Named European Capital of Innovation 2019

The city of Nantes has been announced the European Capital of Innovation for 2019.