29 novembre 2013

European Parliament approves budget and programmes for education (Erasmus+) and research and innovation (Horizon 2020)

LogoLast week during its Plenary Session in Strasbourg, members of the European Parliament (EP) approved the next long-term EU budget (multiannual financial framework) for 2014-2020, which includes the next EU programmes for research and innovation (Horizon 2020) and for education (Erasmus+). In separate votes, MEPs also approved the different legislative packages for Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, paving the way for both programmes to begin as planned in 2014. 
As outlined recently in EUA’s newsletter, which detailed the main elements and priorities of both programmes, the Horizon 2020 programme will have a budget of approximately 70 billion euros while nearly 15 billion has been earmarked for Erasmus+, which the European Commission noted was a real-terms increase on the present programmes. Horizon 2020. Erasmus+. More...

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