11.2.2021-The "Horizon Europe" programme, which is intended to promote the area of research and development, was announced on the 2nd of February.
The launch of the "Horizon Europe" programme took place on the 2nd of February, in a digital session, in the context of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and organised in collaboration with the European Commission.
The event included interventions from researchers, business leaders and policy and government officials with the aim of mobilising the whole of Europe for the "Horizon Europe, 2021-27" programme, articulated with the "Next Generation EU, 2021-26" programme.
During this initiative, ideas for the promotion of R&D (Research and Development) activity in Europe were particularly presented and discussed.
In the case of Portugal, the coordination and dissemination of the strategy for strengthening national participation in the "Horizon Europe, 2021-27" programme is done through the PERIN Network - "Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation Network", which includes the main funding and promoting agencies, such like FCT(Foundation for science and technology), the ERASMUS Agency and DGES(General Directory for Higher Education) in close articulation with the offices promoting European programmes in academic and research institutions, as well as in companies, business associations and business incubation and interface centres.