WG EU Framework Programmes

EARTO Working Group on the European Framework Programme for RD&I (WG EU FPs) is composed of 50 experts. This WG is looking at the implementation of the FPs (Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe) and is now focusing on its simplification, review and preparation for Horizon Europe, the next Framework Programme.


Key Topics for 2019


  • MFF & EU budget for R&I
  • HEU: KETs, Partnerships, Missions, EIC Pathfinder, EIT, etc.
  • FP Simplification
  • RD&I ecosystems and Innovation Hubs
  • Digital Europe Programme
  • Technology Infrastructures

Cooperation with EU Institutions & Stakeholders

  • European Commission (DG R&I, DG CONNECT, DG GROW, DG JRC)
  • EP (ITRE)
  • Council (COMPET)
  • EIT
  • IGLO

Latest Papers Published

25 / 06 / 2018

EARTO Analysis of EC Digital Europe Programme Proposal

EARTO very much welcomes the EC legislative proposal for a new Digital Europe Programme and hereby would like to congratulate the EC for targeting key issues for Europe’s future.


25 / 06 / 2018

EARTO Recommendations on EC Proposal for HEU

EARTO and its members very much welcome the EC proposal for Horizon Europe. To strengthen such proposal, EARTO hereby lists its 9 key recommendations.

25 / 06 / 2018

EARTO Analysis of EC Regulation Proposal: Establishing HEU & its Rules for Participation

EARTO and its members welcome the EC proposal for Horizon Europe, which is in continuity with H2020 and builds on the successes of the previous FPs.

25 / 06 / 2018

EARTO Analysis of EC Decision Proposal: Horizon Europe Specific Programme

EARTO very much welcomes the EC legislative proposal establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe. This paper presents RTOs’ detailled analysis and position on such proposal.

23 / 02 / 2018

EARTO Paper on European Innovation Hubs

An Ecosystem Approach to Accelerate the Uptake of Innovation in Key Enabling Technologies

22 / 02 / 2018

EARTO’s Call to Secure an Increased R&I Budget at the Level of Europe’s Ambitions

EARTO calls to secure an increased R&I budget in the MFF post-2020.


21 / 02 / 2018

Boosting Europe’s Future Competitiveness as Key Priority for FP9 – 2nd Joint Declaration by Industry and RTOs

Associations representing key European industrial research and innovation stakeholders, call on the EU Institutions to develop the FP9 with an appropriate design and budget, at the level of the ambitions of the Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy.