The objective of Europe’s Framework Programme was to invest 3% of its GDP into Research & Development. It only reached 2.03% so far, behind China (2.11%) and far behind the USA (2.66%). The gap is even more noticeable if we look at the annual budget of the different space agencies: the Chinese National Space Administration’s […]

The European Parliament voted to assign a budget of €4.1 billion to the military research during Horizon Europe (2021-2027). With around €500 million a year, the military research spending would be multiplied by more than ten. This project is however very controversial, peace organisations protesting against the spending in the military research, while others point […]

The European Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger proposed to add €100 million for research and students mobility to the 2019 budget. If this proposal gets the agreement of the European Parliament and the Council, €80 million will go to climate-related research through the H2020 Framework programme. The European Commission wants to use this money as well […]

The Italian nanobiologist Mauro Ferrari will replace Jean-Pierre Bourguignon at the head of the European Research Council. He will officially become the new president in January 2020. Mauro Ferrari is currently working in the United States in the research against cancer. His multidisciplinary background will be a great benefit for the European Research. Read more […]

The European Commission presented a diagram showing the collaboration between the different H2020 partners. It is interesting to note that most of the 13 “newer” EU-Members and most of the partners mainly work with only one of the “older” EU-Members, mainly Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain. On another hand, Norway and Switzerland have […]