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Four strategic political priorities set for Horizon Europe

EU R&D programme intended to promote autonomy, enhance sustainability, boost digitisation and bolster society

The European Commission has set out four strategic priorities for the first four years of the 2021-27 EU R&D programme, Horizon Europe. The priorities will shape the funding calls primarily in the programme’s second pillar, focused on global challenges and industrial competitiveness.

The four ‘strategic orientations’, set out in a strategic plan for Horizon Europe published by the Commission on 15 March, are focused on technological independence; environmental sustainability; digitisation; and societal resilience.

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