Commission Question – North-East England – Management of Horizon 2020

Question to the Commission for written answer E-010274/2015

Rule 130

Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)

Subject: North-East England – Management of Horizon 2020

Could the Commission please provide details of what agency in the North-East of England and Brussels oversees project funding under the Horizon 2020 thematic programme heading?

EN

E-010274/15

Answer given on behalf of the Commission by Mr Moedas (25.8.2015)

Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, funds research projects on the basis of competitive internationally peer-reviewed calls for proposals directly managed by the Commission. There is no agency in the North-East of England that oversees project funding under Horizon 2020.

Potential applicants from the North-East of England can obtain information on funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 through the Participant Portal1 or the National Contact Points (NCPs), whose contact details are available by country2.

The network of NCPs is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. NCPs are national structures established and financed by governments of the 28 EU Member States and the states associated to the Framework Programme.

1  http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html

2 http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/national_contact_points.html

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