no Romanian project received funding from the EU 600 million euro line


No research project in Romania has won the European funding competition launched by the European Research Council, a public body for funding scientific and technological research conducted within the European Union. The list of the 301 winning projects is dominated by the major universities and research centers in the EU, Switzerland and Israel, according to a statement from the institution.

Romania is among the countries with zero projects with Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia or Malta. The countries with the most funded projects are Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

The financing line is worth EUR 600 million and is part of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program.

The projects selected for funding cover a wide range of fields, from life sciences to engineering, from climate change to human sciences.

The European Research Council received 2,453 projects out of which it selected 301, with an average funding of 2 million euros.

The European Research Council is headed by an independent council, with President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon as president. Its total budget for 2014 – 2020 is over 13 billion euros.

Read here the complete list of projects selected for funding

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