The European Commission has launched an online consultation to help prepare a Strategic Plan for the EU’s new research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe has a proposed budget of €100 billion and will run from 2021 to 2027. The FCH JU encourages stakeholders in the fuel cells and hydrogen community to contribute to this consultation.
The consultation focuses on Horizon Europe’s second pillar: ‘Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness’, and its six thematic clusters:
- Cluster 1, Health
- Cluster 2, Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society
- Cluster 3, Civil security for Society
- Cluster 4, Digital, Industry and Space
- Cluster 5, Climate, Energy and Mobility
- Cluster 6, Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment
Deadline: 8 September 2019.
The EESC believes that sustainable European systems of transport, energy and services of general interest are vital for addressing the global challenges in a modern, digitised and smart environment. The active participation and engagement of European Civil Society and citizens are crucial when assessing the challenges, consequences and impacts of digital transformation.
The consultation will be open until the 30 April 2019 23:59 hours (CET).
The consultation on the list of candidate Projects of Common Interest in cross-border carbon dioxide transport infrastructure in view of preparing the fourth Union list of Projects of Common Interest in energy has been launched and will remain open until 09.06.2019.
The consultation is aiming at collecting information contributing to evaluate whether the ETS guidelines are effective, efficient, relevant, coherent and have an EU-added value. The consultation also aims at collecting information on available policy options to address the risk of carbon leakage due to indirect emission costs, while preserving the incentive of the EU ETS for a cost-effective decarbonisation of the economy and minimising competition distortions in the internal market.