European Parliament approves budget for future science and technology programmes

The European Parliament has approved €160 billion aimed at boosting future science and technology investments. The budget is distributed over four programmes:

  • €94.1 billion for Research and Development in Horizon Europe;
  • €16 billion for space;
  • €9.2 billion to boost Europe’s digital capabilities in the Digital Europe programme;
  • €42.3 billion for the Connecting Europe infrastructure programme, of which €3 billion would be spent on digital infrastructure.

The Commission will begin preparations for theseprogrammeswhich will begin in 2021.

More information can be found here.