Regulation 2013/1290 - Rules for participation and dissemination in "Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"

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This regulation was in effect from December 23, 2013 until December 31, 2020.


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official title

Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 laying down the rules for participation and dissemination in "Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)" and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1906/2006 Text with EEA relevance
Legal instrument Regulation
Number legal act Regulation 2013/1290
Original proposal COM(2011)810 EN
CELEX number i 32013R1290


Key dates

Document 11-12-2013
Publication in Official Journal 20-12-2013; OJ L 347 p. 81-103
Effect 23-12-2013; Entry into force Date pub. +3 See Art 58
End of validity 31-12-2020; Repealed by 32021R0695


Legislative text



Official Journal of the European Union

L 347/81



of 11 December 2013

laying down the rules for participation and dissemination in "Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)" and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1906/2006

(Text with EEA relevance)


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 173, 183, and the second paragraph of Article 188 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the Court of Auditors (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (2),

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (3),




"Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)" ("Horizon 2020") is established by Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4). That Regulation needs to be complemented by rules for participation in indirect actions undertaken under Horizon 2020, and for exploitation and dissemination of the results of those actions.



Horizon 2020 should be implemented with a view to contributing directly to creating industrial leadership, growth and employment as well as citizens' welfare in Europe, and should reflect the strategic vision of the Commission Communication of 6 October 2010 entitled "Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative Innovation", in which the Commission commits itself to radically simplify access for participants.



Horizon 2020 should support the achievement and functioning of the European Research Area in which researchers, scientific knowledge and technology circulate freely, by strengthening cooperation both between the Union and the Member States, and among the Member States, in particular through the application of a coherent set of rules.



The rules for participation, exploitation and dissemination in Horizon 2020 laid down in this Regulation ("the Rules") should adequately reflect the recommendations of the European Parliament in its resolution of 11 November 2010 on simplifying the implementation of the Research Framework Programmes (5), and of the Council with regard to the simplification of the administrative and financial requirements of the research framework programmes. The Rules should provide continuity to the simplification measures already implemented under Decision No 1982/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (6). They should take up the recommendations made in the final report of the Expert Group entitled 'Interim Evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme' of 12 November 2010 and they should enable further progress in reducing the administrative burden for participants and the complexity of the financial provisions in order to facilitate participation and reduce the number of financial errors. The Rules should also duly reflect the concerns raised and recommendations made by the research community resulting from the debate initiated by the Commission Communication of 29 April 2010 entitled "Simplifying the implementation of the research framework programmes", and the subsequent Green Paper of 9 February 2011 entitled "From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding".



The interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 should include an evaluation of the new funding model, including its impact on funding levels, on participation in Horizon 2020 and on the attractiveness of Horizon 2020.



The Commission or the relevant funding body should ensure that...


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