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The grand challenge, the design and societal impact of Horizon 2020, with a preface by the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn ; European Commission

'Horizon 2020' is the proposed new seven-year research and innovation programme of the European Union, currently under negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. It is the financial instrument for implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative set up to strengthen the EU's global competitiveness and create future jobs and growth. Horizon 2020 aims to strengthen the EU's position in science, strengthen industrial leadership in innovation, and address major societal concerns such as climate change, sustainable transport and mobility, and food safety. This report presents the results of the ex ante impact assessments carried out as part of the Horizon 2020 policy formulation process. It explains the problems that the programme aims to tackle, why it is structured as it is, and what it is expected to achieve in terms of impact on Europe's economy and society
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
171 p. ;, 25 cm

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