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EU-Research and Innovation 2014-2020 (Base)
Horizon 2020
Public
Private
Partnerships
(P2B)

Public
Public
Partnerships
(P2P)

PART IIIA
PART I

PART II

PART III

Widening
Participation

Excellent
Science

Industrial
Leadership

Societal
Changes

PART IIIB

Science for Society
PART IV

Joint Research Center
PART V

European Institute
for Innovation and
Technology

Source: KoWi/European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisation

sures will aim at breaking down barriers to
create a genuine single market for knowledge, research, and innovation."4
Horizon 2020 offers a number of different funding streams and is basically divided
in five parts, three of which cover the innovation process from idea to product: scoping
for science-driven (basic) research in "Excellent Science"; enhancing of economic
competitiveness in "Industrial Leadership,"
tackling of the pressing issues for the European citizen in "Societal Challenges."5
For the first time, this framework
program brings together three former-

ly different initiatives: the old Research
Framework Program (FP7), the innovation
aspects of the Competitiveness and Innovations Framework Program (CIP), and
the EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The Horizon 2020 budget including the
Joint Research Council (JRC, Part 4) and
the European Institute for Innovation and
Technology (EIT, Part 5), as well as the accompanying funding measures such as the
Private Public Partnerships (P2B) or Public
Public Partnerships (P2P)6, is distributed as
shown in the graph titled "Horizon 2020."

Horizon 2020 Budget
JRC; 1,9 bn
EIT; 2,7 bn

Excellent Science; 24,4 Mrd

Science with and
for Society; 0,5 bn
Widening
Participation;
0,8 bn
Industrial
Leadership;
17,0 Mrd
Societal
Challenges;
29,7 Mrd
EUR

77 bn (current prices)

Source: KoWi/European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisation

Mobility
In their Europe 2020 strategy, the EU heads
of state and government have also set several ambitious quantitative goals regarding
higher education: By the end of the current
decade, at least 40 percent of 30- to 34-yearolds should hold a higher education degree
(2013: EU average 37 percent). In terms of
promoting mobility, the EU adopted the
Bologna objective: by 2020, it intends
to ensure that at least 20 percent of
higher education graduates have had a studyrelated experience abroad of a minimum of 3
months or 15 ECTS (European Credit Transferred Accumulation Sysytem). EU countries
should also be spending 3 percent of GDP on
research and innovation by 2020. To achieve
these goals, both the EU member states and
the European Commission are being called
on to implement appropriate measures.
On the EU level, the new mobility program plays a pivotal part in the equation:
ERASMUS+ (the program for education,
training, youth, and sport) will provide a
budget of €14.7 billion (about US$20 billion) over the next seven years, which is an
increase of 40 percent compared to current
spending levels. Thus, the EU truly underpins
its commitment to investing in the education
and international experience of its people.
The declared aim is to support the mobility
of more than 4 million people in the years
to come, amongst them 2 million students
in higher education and around 650,000 students in vocational training. As in the former
ERASMUS programs, staff mobility is also
an integral part of ERASMUS+, with an estimated 800,000 lecturers, teachers, trainers,
education staff, and youth workers gaining
experience abroad. A new focus is given to
master's degrees with an international edge,
as around 200,000 students will be able to
apply successfully for a loan for a full degree
abroad. There will be 135,000 grants given to
students and staff who embark on exchanges
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