European Parliament Approves Nine Institutionalised European Partnerships

The European Council is expected to grant formal approval of the plans by the end of the year.

The European Parliament has granted its approval to nine Institutionalised European Partnerships planned under Horizon Europe, with final approval of the plans expected to be certified by the European Council before the end of the year.

Institutionalised Partnerships – also known as Joint Undertakings – are research and innovation partnerships between the EU, member states and/or industry. The EU will provide nearly €10 billion of funding that will be matched with at least an equivalent amount of industry contributions.

Institutionalised partnerships are designed to address areas where other parts of the Horizon Europe programme, including other types of partnership, would not achieve the desired objectives or expected impacts. The partnerships require legislative proposals from the Commission and are based on a Council Regulation (Article 187) or a Decision by the European Parliament and Council (Article 185).

The Parliamentary-approved Partnerships aim to improve EU preparedness and response to infectious diseases, develop efficient low-carbon aircraft for clean aviation, support the use of renewable biological raw materials in energy production, ensure European leadership in digital technologies and infrastructures, and make rail transport more competitive.

The nine public-private partnerships, some of which are building on existing joint undertakings, are:

  • Circular Bio-based Europe
  • Clean Aviation
  • Clean Hydrogen
  • Europe’s Rail
  • Global Health EDCTP3
  • Innovative Health Initiative
  • Key Digital Technologies
  • Single European Sky ATM Research 3
  • Smart Networks and Services

A further partnership focused on advancing Europe’s lead in metrology research is expected to be approved before the end of the year.

(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)