On 29 January 2020, the European Commission adopted its Work Programme for 2020 which sets out the actions the Commission will initiate this year to implement the political guidelines of Commission President von der Leyen.
The European Commission has published the final version of the document "Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe". The document is not the Strategic Plan or its draft, but a foundation for the first Strategic Plan and the first Work Programmes of Horizon Europe.
Partnerships between the European Union and industrial partners or with the Member States will play an important and multiple role in the Clusters of the next Framewort Programme for Research and Innovation.
On December 11, 2019, the European Commission has presented, in the form of a communication, “The European Green Deal” as a response to the climate and environmental-related challenges Europe and the world are facing.
On 31 October 2019, the European Commission has published a new version of the orientation paper on the Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe. The document contains ideas for the first Strategic Plan for the next Framework Programme, including descriptions of planned clusters and a list of proposed partnerships.