Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 lays down common and general provisions on
- the European Regional Development Fund,
- the European Social Fund,
- the Cohesion Fund,
- the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and
- the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund,
while Regulation (EU) No 1300/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 lays down on the Cohesion Fund.
The Cohesion Fund is established for the purpose of strengthening the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the Union in the interests of promoting sustainable development.
The Cohesion fund aims at reducing economic and social shortfall, as well as stabilising the economy of Member States whose Gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant is less than 90 % of the EU average. Continue reading
The Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1368/2013 and No 1369/2013 of 13 December 2013 lay down the Union support for the nuclear decommissioning assistance programmes in Bulgaria and Slovakia, and respectively in Lithuania.
The financial envelope for these programmes is € 1 643,09 million (current prices).
More information are available on the Energy website.
Council Decision of 13 December 2013 amending Decision 2007/198/Euratom established the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy.
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
ITER (originally an acronym of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is an international collaborative project (EU, US, China, Japan, India Russia, South Korea) to demonstrate the potential of nuclear fusion as an energy source.
It is one of the world’s most ambitious research endeavours. Its results could dramatically change the world’s energy landscape opening the way to a safe, affordable, inexhaustible and CO2-free source of energy.
The financial envelope for this programme is € 2 985,62 million (current prices).
Additional information are available on the Research and Innovation website.
Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 established Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020).
The general objective of Horizon 2020 is to contribute to building a society and an economy based on knowledge and innovation across the Union by leveraging additional research, development and innovation funding and by contributing to attaining research and development targets, including the target of 3 % of GDP for research and development across the Union by 2020. Continue reading