Directorate-General Research & Innovation (RTD)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General is responsible for the development and implementation of EU research and innovation policies. It manages the European Framework Programmes that support research and innovation.

The main tasks are:

  • to develop European Union policy in the field of research and technological innovation, with special emphasis on the improving the competitiveness of European businesses
  • to coordinate the European research activities in the member states
  • managing the EU's research programmes
  • to promote a better understanding of the role of science in modern society and to stimulate public debate on a European level about matters related to research
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 425 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
17.03.2021  Communication to the EP concerning the Council's position on Horizon Europe - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
com(2021)133
 
23.02.2021  Participation of the Union in the European Partnership on Metrology jointly undertaken by several Member States.
Decision com(2021)89
 
23.02.2021  Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe.
Regulation com(2021)87
 
30.09.2020  New ERA for Research and Innovation.
Communication com(2020)628
 
16.07.2020  Amendment of Decision 2003/76/EC with regard to the financial consequences of the expiry of the ECSC Treaty and on the Research Fund for Coal and Steel.
Decision com(2020)319
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 118 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
30.01.2020  Renewal of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the EC and the Government of India.
Decision com(2020)29
 
30.01.2020  Renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the EC and Ukraine.
Decision com(2020)32
 
21.03.2018  Extension of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the EU and the Government of the USA.
Decision com(2018)141
 
19.02.2018  Signing of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the EU and Morocco setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of Morocco in ...
Decision com(2018)72
 
19.02.2018  Conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the EU and Morocco on the terms and conditions for the participation of Morocco in PRIMA.
Decision com(2018)74
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 172 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
30.11.2011  Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020).
Decision com(2011)811
 
29.07.2009  Signature of the Agreement with the Government of Japan on cooperation in science and technology.
Decision com(2009)297
 
15.07.2008  EC legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure (ERI).
Regulation com(2008)467
 
04.04.2008  Signature of the agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the EC of the one part and the Government of New Zealand, of the other part.
Decision com(2008)170
 
31.07.2007  EC position in the Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Centre as regards the accession of Switzerland to the Agreement establishing an ...
Decision com(2007)457