“Horizon 2020 was around €77 billion. If you subtract the United Kingdom, because the United Kingdom was a big part of the programme, that would be €67 billion. And today the programme we are putting forward is €100 billion. €100 billion for 27 countries compared with €67 billion for 27 countries. You are talking about the biggest increase in absolute amounts ever.”
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In September 2016 the European Commission set up a High Level Group of experts, following a call for expression of interest to which over 350 candidates responded. Ms. Plentz was appointed by Commissioner Moedas to contribute her communications and innovation ecosystems’ expertise to the mid-term evaluation of H2020 and make recommendations for the new funding cycle, Horizon Europe.
In the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Group’s mandate was to provide recommendations on how to maximise the impact of the EU’s investment in research and innovation. The group was chaired by Pascal Lamy, former World Trade Organization Director-General, former EU Trade Commissioner, and President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute.