Guidance for GDPR and proposal for an EU HTA regulation
The European Commission recently adopted two documents of relevance to health research. A guidance to facilitate a direct and smooth application of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as published. The Commission also adopted a proposal to reinforce cooperation amongst EU Member states in Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
EC unveils Horizon Europe as name of FP9 Funding programme
While the European Commission continues to iron out the details of the next framework progamme, it has already decided on a name: Horizon Europe. According to figures released by the EU Budget Commissioner in May 2018, the proposed budget for Horizon Europe will be almost €100 billion, including Euratom. This is a substantial increase on funding in Horizon 2020 (€77 Billion) but the final figure is still subject to approval of the Member States and Parliament.
European Commission publishes proposal for Horizon Europe Funding programme
The Horizon Europe funding programme (2021-2027) will be implemented through three pillars, with the Societal Challenges & LEIT from Horizon 2020 merged into the second pillar, which will also include large EU-wide "moonshot" missions The three Horizon Europen Pillars will be: 1. Open Science (€25.8bn), supporting projects driven by researchers themselves 2. Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness (€52.7bn), supporting research related to societal challenges, reinforces industrial capacities, and sets missions with ambitious goals tackling our biggest problems 3. Open Innovation (€13.5bn), aiming to make Europe a frontrunner in market-creating innovation