TP Organics launches briefing on Horizon Europe

TP Organics has published a briefing on Horizon Europe that was officially launched at the Organic Innovation Days. It summarises how the EU’s next research & innovation framework programme will work and is available on the TP Organics’ website.

With a foreseen budget of 100 billion EUR for the period 2021-2027, Horizon Europe is a key tool to advance research & innovation on societal challenges, including the transition to sustainable food and farming systems that take organic and agroecological approaches as a basis. The briefing  informingsTP Organics’ members and other interested parties about the most important steps in the policy process as well as the position of TP Organics.

The briefing introduces Horizon Europe's structure, key novelties that differ from Horizon 2020 and the anticipated timeline. Moreover it takes a detailed look at Cluster 6 of Horizon Europe, “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment”. and the proposed Missions and European Partnerships. In its briefing, TP Organics also assesses Horizon Europe , providing key recommendations for policy-makers and raising key concerns , including the introduction of the so-called Innovation Principle. Finally, the briefing calls for better involving civil society in the planning process and agenda-setting of Horizon Europe.

The new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the new Commissioner for Youth & Innovation will play a key role in ensuring that the EU’s research and innovation (R&) policies deliver real benefits for society and the environment throughout the 2019-2024 legislature. Together with the guide for new MEPs, developed by civil society organisations including TP Organics, this briefing will prove a valuable source of sound background information on EU R&I policy.

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