Horizon Europe

Strategic priorities in European health research

Thursday, 3 October 2019 | 12:00-13:30 | Kursaal C

Organised by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission and European Health Forum Gastein

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should aim for?

The Commission is preparing Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive co-design process. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future.

By bringing together speakers from the EHFGs ‘four pillars’ and drawing on the Forum’s expert participants from health and other relevant sectors and stakeholder groups, an interactive, outcomes-oriented session will be shaped. DG RTD will showcase the outcomes of the co-design process (focusing on the health-related impacts), to reach a full range of stakeholders and gather feedback on the projected direction of the Horizon Europe.

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  • Nick Fahy, Senior Researcher, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

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