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Adoption of Horizon Europe strategic plan 2025-2027

The European Commission has adopted the second strategic plan for Horizon Europe. The plan, announced at the flagship Research and Innovation Days, sets out three key strategic orientations for EU's research and innovation funding for the last three years of the programme (2025-2027):

  • Green transition;
  • Digital transition;
  • A more resilient, competitive, inclusive and democratic Europe.

These orientations aim to address key global challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, the digital transition and an ageing population. Open strategic autonomy and securing Europe's leading role in developing and deploying critical technologies are overarching principles that apply across all three key strategic orientations.

The strategic plan raises the ambition of Horizon Europe on biodiversity and commits to a target of 10% of the Horizon Europe's total budget for 2025-2027 dedicated to biodiversity-related topics. This new commitment complements existing targets for climate expenditure (35% over the lifetime of Horizon Europe) and main digital activities (€13 billion over the same period).

It identifies nine new European co-funded and co-programmed partnerships, among which the Built4People (B4P) Partnership signed with ECTP and WorldGBC Europe.
The strategic plan also provides an overview of the achievement of EU Missions over their first years, and introduces the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Facility. 

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