The EBU welcomes the adoption of the ambitious Horizon Europe programme by the European Parliament.
The Programme’s new clusters ‘Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society’ and ‘Digital, Industry and Space’ in particular can help technologists and creatives join forces to drive innovation in media-related technologies. Public service media organizations are ready to step up their activities together with the creative industries.
However, the final legislation will only be adopted once the EU 2021-2027 budget is agreed.
We urge decision makers to prioritise research and innovation in the EU budget. The new Horizon Europe programme must strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in research and innovation by an increased budget of at least 120 billion euros.