• Published on 03 May 2018
  • External News

Extension ECSEL programme

Handelsblatt has learned from Brussels insiders that the Commission wants to extend the Ecsel program and is committed to increasing the funds. However, it has not yet been determined exactly how much money will flow.

The Commission will present its EU budget proposal for 2017 to 2021 on 2 May. Budget commissioner Günther Oettinger has already stated that he wants to increase funds for the EU research and the innovation program Horizon Europe by 40 to 50 percent compared to the current financial framework.

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Update on 2 May 2018:

As part of the MFF for 2021-2027 the EC has proposed on 2 May 2018 a budget of 100 billion euro for FP9 (“Horizon Europe”). See: