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Horizon 2020 Energy update

Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call – support available for proposal preparation

The deadline for the Horizon 2020 funded Green Deal Call is 26 January. The EU Energy Focus team will be reviewing draft proposals for these topics until the deadline.  Please contact the team by email to book a review slot.

As the Green Deal Call is part of Horizon 2020, UK organisations continue to be eligible to participate under the same arrangements as Horizon 2020.

Agreement reached on Horizon Europe budget

EU institutions have reached an agreement on the next research programme and the breakdown of its budget. The final agreed budget for Horizon Europe is €95.5 billion, in current prices, which includes €4 billion recently retrieved in a compromise deal with Member States and €5 billion to come out of the EU’s new COVID stimulus fund. The budget will go for formal approval by Parliament and Council before the end of the year.

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Clean Energy Transition Partnership now available online

The final version of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) is now available online. The result of comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement, the SRIA has been endorsed by all 28 Member States and Associated Countries that are interested to participate in the CETP.

The CETP is a multilateral and strategic partnership of national and regional RDI programmes in European Member States and Associated Countries with the aim to contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. It builds on the existing SET Plan Implementation Working Groups and their Implementation Plans, which bring together Member States, industrial initiatives and stakeholders and researchers, as well as on the energy-relevant ERA-NETs.

UK Stakeholder Groups

You should still consider joining one of our sector stakeholder groups. There are UK Stakeholder Groups for bioenergy, solar, wind, CCS, smart cities, smart grids, ocean and energy efficiency.  Stakeholder group membership offers an opportunity to help influence policy at EU and UK levels; and to build your networks and knowledge to take advantage of the resulting opportunities.

It’s important to have representative groups made up of industry, academia and the public sector to help ensure feedback matches as closely as possible to UK priorities, strengths and interests.  This should give UK organisations the best possible chance of success in securing future EU funding and related activity, along with wider international business opportunities against increasingly tough competition.

We are very interested in hearing from organisations with a view to joining these stakeholder groups. Please contact the EU Energy Focus team if you would like more information or would like to explore joining.

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