Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

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 401 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
22.06.2017  Renewal of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Brazil.
Decision com(2017)336
 
22.02.2017  Amendment of Council Regulation 560/2014 establishing the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking.
Regulation com(2017)68
 
26.01.2017  European Research Area: time for implementation and monitoring progress.
Report com(2017)35
 
26.01.2017  EC Staff document to the report on the European Research Area: time for implementation and monitoring progress.
swd(2017)21
 
30.11.2016  Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation.
Communication com(2016)763
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 99 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
29.10.2014  Renewal of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the EC and the Government of India.
Decision com(2014)677
 
24.10.2014  Approval, on behalf of Euratom, of the Agreement associating Switzerland to Horizon 2020 and regulating its participation in Fusion for Energy.
Decision com(2014)656
 
24.10.2014  Signing and provisional application of the Agreement associating Switzerland to Horizon 2020 and regulating its participation in Fusion for Energy.
Decision com(2014)658
 
24.10.2014  Conclusion of the Agreement associating Switzerland to Horizon 2020 and the Euratom Programme complementing Horizon 2020; and regulating its participation in Fusion for ...
Decision com(2014)659
 
29.07.2014  Signature and provisional application of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with the Faroe Islands associating the Faroe Islands to Horizon 2020.
Decision com(2014)495
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 176 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
18.10.2016  Participation of the Union in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) jointly undertaken by several Member States.
Decision com(2016)662
 
18.02.2016  Amendment of the decision on the Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel and on the multiannual technical guidelines for this programme.
Decision com(2016)75
 
14.07.2014  Amendment of Decision 2007/198/Euratom establishing the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy and conferring advantages upon it.
Decision com(2014)459
 
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