Denmark provides input to next EU Framework Programme
With its position paper, Denmark provides concrete input to the preparations of the next EU framework programme for research and innovation. Denmark pleads for a strong EU framework programme and expects research and innovation to be one of the key priorities in a modernised EU budget. The framework programme should generate maximum impact, e.g. by setting a common, strategic agenda for European research and innovation investments that effectively underpins the EU’s overall political objectives, and supports the implementation of the European Research Area. Denmark stresses that excellence should be the principle of all research and innovation actions. According to the Danish paper, the next framework programme should be easy to understand, easy to use, and easy to administer. It must be open and inclusive in order to tackle the research and innovation divide and thereby complement efforts at national level.