Question to the Commission for written answer E-010312/2015
Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)
Subject: Horizon 2020 – Projects in North-East England
Could the Commission please provide details of how much money has been set aside for projects in the North-East of England under the Horizon 2020 thematic programme?
Answer given on behalf of the Commission by Mr Moedas
Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), is an excellence-based programme implemented primarily through transnational collaborative projects granted on the basis of competitive calls for proposals, as provided for in the Horizon 2020 work programmes and work plans1. Proposals are evaluated on the basis of the criteria ‘excellence’, ‘impact’ and ‘quality and efficiency of the implementation’. There is, thus, no part of the Horizon 2020 budget that is a priori set aside for any specific part of the European Union or the countries associated to Horizon 2020 or any part of these States.
Horizon 2020 funding has been granted to legal entities in the North-East of England on a competitive basis. According to the available information, the amount granted so far exceeds EUR 28 million.