June 23rd, 2020: The Research Council of Norway has appointed three NILU scientists as members of various national reference groups in Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe is the EU’s ninth framework program for research and innovation, starting in 2021.
“We are of course both proud of and happy about this”, says NILU’s Managing Director, Kari Nygaard. “The appointed scientists are among the leading in their field, and their expertise will surely be useful in the respective reference groups.”
Dr. Cathrine Lund Myhre in NILU’s Department of Atmosphere and Climate has been appointed a member of the national reference group for Research Infrastructure.
Dr. Philipp Schneider in NILU’s Urban Environment and Industry Department has been appointed a member of the national reference group for Digital, Industry and Space.
Dr. Leonor Tarrasón, Research Director for Environmental Solutions, has been appointed a member of the national reference group for Climate, Energy and Mobility.
Input, dialogue and interaction
According to the Research Council of Norway, the national reference groups are arenas for input related to Norway’s influence on priorities and strategic processes in Horizon Europe. The reference groups shall be closely linked to the program committees’ work regarding the preparation of work programs for the different parts of Horizon Europe, and act as dialogue and information channels between Horizon Europa and other relevant actors. They will also contribute to ensuring good interaction with national strategies, the competition arena and calls for proposals.
Horizon Europe launches on 1st January 2021. The proposed total budget, which will be adopted this summer, is a record € 94 billion. This is € 19 billion more than the budget for the previous framework program, Horizon 2020.