September 14, 2015

Draft 2016-17 EU funding programmes (including transport) now available

The European Commission has officially published it’s draft work programmes 2016-17

They are available here:

The documents are being made public just before the adoption process of the work programme to provide potential participants with the currently expected main lines of the work programme 2016-2017. They are not yet endorsed by the Commission and they do not in any way prejudge the final decision of the Commission.

The adoption and the publication of the work programme by the Commission are expected in mid-October 2015. Only the adopted work programme will have legal value.

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Ukraine now has full access to the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme which provides 80 billion EUR in research and innovation funding between now and 2020. 

Horizon 2020 is the first EU programme in which Ukraine has chosen to participate following the beginning of provisional application of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. This association to Horizon 2020 highlights that both the EU and Ukraine consider research and innovation crucial for economic growth and the creation of jobs. The agreement opens a wide range of new opportunities to Ukrainian research institutions, universities and businesses across the whole research and innovation value chain, from fundamental research up to close-to-market activities. For instance, Ukraine will now be able to host European Research Council (ERC) grants, apply for financial support to innovative SMEs, benefit from support for scientific excellence and other research policies and participate in the governance structures of the programme.

More than €6 billion is allocated for Transport, targeting European Transport research to help increase the mobility of people, with low-carbon technologies, clean vehicles, smart mobility systems and integrated services for passengers and freight.
The “smart, green and integrated transport” challenge is allocated a budget of €6,339 million, to help achieve a European transport system that’s resource-efficient, climate and environmentally friendly, and safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.

According to the EC website the final work programmes will be published in Autumn 2015 and an information day will take place in Brussels in November.

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