European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Joint Open Letter on the future of the “Intelligent Energy Europe” programme, 2014-2020


Our networks welcome the general direction and focus for Horizon 2020, the new financialframework programme for research and innovation that aims to bring, through a single set of rules, a major simplification to EU funding instruments for innovation.

With a budget of €80 billion, the new programme is also part of the drive to create sustainable growth and jobs in Europe.We also see thatorganisational innovation, innovative application of technologies and skills are indispensable complements to purely technological innovation if Horizon 2020 is to achieve these goals. The EU should continue to support these elements through the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme, as a sub-programme of Horizon 2020.

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