The partial agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council of the EU is a key step in the inter-institutional decision-making process since it forms the basis for further shaping the content and the budget of Horizon Europe,

...said on the occasion the Shipyard’s & Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe).

Horizon Europe is fundamental to allow the European maritime technology industry to stay ahead of its global competitors in terms of innovation and to remain a frontrunner in developing and maintaining global leadership in complex high-tech ships, platforms and advanced maritime equipment, the Association noted.



These complex high-tech products are key in supporting the activities related to healthy oceans, seas, coastal areas and inland waters and thus in implementing the related mission of Horizon Europe, it added.

As part of EU's next long-term budget for 2021-2027, the Commission proposed on 7 June 2018 the next EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe with a proposed budged of €100 billion.

In March 2019, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement. The budgetary aspects and some related horizontal provisions such as international association of the Horizon Europe programme are subject to the overall agreement on the EU's next long-term budget, proposed by the Commission in May 2018.

The programme will continue to drive scientific excellence through the European Research Council and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges, and will benefit from the expertise of the Joint Research Centre....The European Innovation Council will not only boost funding for innovation but also crucially help to create a whole innovation system linking early research and market application,

...said Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said.