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DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 2 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2019 Reinforcement of key programmes for EU competitiveness: Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

COM/2019/320 final

Brussels, 15.5.2019

COM(2019) 320 final

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 2
TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2019

Reinforcement of key programmes for EU competitiveness: Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+


Having regard to:

the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 314 thereof, in conjunction with the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 106a thereof,

Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union (…) 1 , and in particular Article 44 thereof,

the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019, as adopted on 12 December 2018 2 ,

draft amending budget No°1/2019 3 , adopted on 15 April 2019,

The European Commission hereby presents to the European Parliament and to the Council Draft Amending Budget No 2 to the 2019 budget.

CHANGES TO THE STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE BY SECTION

The changes to the statement of expenditure of section III are available on EUR-Lex ( http://eur-lex.europa.eu/budget/www/index-en.htm ). An English version of the changes to this statement is attached for information as a budgetary annex.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.    Introduction    

2.    Reinforcement of Horizon 2020 and Erasmus +    

2.1.    Context    

2.2.    Reinforcement of Horizon 2020    

2.3.    Reinforcement of Erasmus+    

2.4.    Financing    

3.    Summary table by MFF heading    

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

1.Introduction

Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 2/2019 is intended to provide an additional EUR 100 million of commitment appropriations to Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ as decided by the European Parliament and the Council in their agreement on the budget 2019. No reinforcement in payment appropriations is proposed.

2.Reinforcement of Horizon 2020 and Erasmus +

2.1.    Context 

In their final agreement on the budget 2019 4 , the European Parliament and the Council agreed “to budget EUR 100 million in an amending budget in 2019 to reinforce H2020 and Erasmus”. They invited the Commission to “present this amending budget, which will not contain any other elements, as soon as the technical adjustment of the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2020 including the calculation of the Global margin for commitments is completed in the spring of 2019.”

The technical adjustment having now been adopted 5 , the Commission proposes to amend the budget 2019 to reflect the above-mentioned agreement.

2.2.    Reinforcement of Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020, the flagship programme to support research and innovation, has set an ambitious goal for its contribution to the climate target of the EU budget. Whilst the expenditure for climate change shows a considerable increase compared to the 7th Framework Programme for Research Funding 2007-2013 (FP7), specific measures should be reinforced with the aim of approaching the target of 35 % of the overall Horizon 2020 budget devoted to climate-related research activities. It is therefore proposed to allocate an additional EUR 80 million to activities and projects in that area, more specifically for transport-related research and Future Emerging Technologies under the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot:

-The Commission proposes to allocate an additional EUR 34,6 million to Horizon 2020 budget item 08 02 03 04 Achieving a European transport system that is resource-efficient, environmentally friendly, safe and seamless to reinforce the 2019 actions against climate change, in particular batteries, Green Vehicles and Greening Aviation. 

-The Commission proposes to allocate an additional EUR 45,4 million to Horizon 2020 budget item 08 02 01 02  Strengthening research in future and emerging technologies to increase the amount for the “Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonisation" and “Energy and climate change related technologies” topics. The action will mainly support the multidisciplinary exploration of new directions for clean, compact and low-cost power generation, targeting stand-alone, mobile or portable uses in specific contexts. It will select projects that pave the way to radically new fully-decarbonised technologies as a means of limiting the effect of the energy sector on climate change.

2.3.    Reinforcement of Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme supporting education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The programme will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad over the 2014-20 period.

The Commission proposes to allocate an additional EUR 20 million to Eramus+ budget item 15 02 01 01  Promoting excellence and cooperation in the European education and training area and its relevance to the labour market. The allocation would reinforce EU funding support for core mobility activities of the programme, in particular in the field of higher education and vocational education and training, as well as for centres of vocational excellence. It will also reinforce European Universities, a recent action developed in the framework of the European Education Area by 2025 6 .

2.4.    Financing

Given the absence of margin under the commitments ceiling of heading 1a Competitiveness for growth and jobs in the general budget 2019, the reinforcement in commitment appropriations of Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ will be financed from the Global Margin for Commitments.

The Commission considers that the payment appropriations for these two programmes in the 2019 budget do not need to be increased at this stage.



3.Summary table by MFF heading

Heading

Budget 2019

Draft Amending Budget 2/2019

Budget 2019

(incl. DAB 1/2019)

(incl. DAB 1-2/2018)

CA

PA

CA

PA

CA

PA

1.

Smart and inclusive growth

80 527 449 848

67 556 947 173

100 000 000

80 627 449 848

67 556 947 173

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

178 715 475

 

 

178 715 475

 

Of which under global margin for commitments

424 734 373

 

100 000 000

 

524 734 373

 

Ceiling

79 924 000 000

 

 

79 924 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

1a

Competitiveness for growth and jobs

23 335 449 848

20 521 537 455

100 000 000

 

23 435 449 848

20 521 537 455

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

178 715 475

 

 

 

178 715 475

 

Of which under global margin for commitments

74 734 373

 

100 000 000

 

174 734 373

 

Ceiling

23 082 000 000

 

 

 

23 082 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

1b

Economic  social and territorial cohesion

57 192 000 000

47 035 409 718

 

 

57 192 000 000

47 035 409 718

Of which under global margin for commitments

350 000 000

 

 

 

350 000 000

 

Ceiling

56 842 000 000

 

 

 

56 842 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

2.

Sustainable growth: natural resources

59 642 077 986

57 399 857 331

 

 

59 642 077 986

57 399 857 331

Ceiling

60 344 000 000

 

 

 

60 344 000 000

 

Margin

701 922 014

 

 

 

701 922 014

 

Of which: European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) — Market related expenditure and direct payments

43 191 947 000

43 116 399 417

 

 

43 191 947 000

43 116 399 417

Sub-ceiling

43 881 000 000

 

 

 

43 881 000 000

 

Rounding difference excluded from margin calculation

659 000

 

 

 

659 000

 

EAGF Margin

688 394 000

 

 

 

688 394 000

 

3.

Security and citizenship

3 786 629 138

3 527 434 894

 

 

3 786 629 138

3 527 434 894

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

985 629 138

 

 

 

985 629 138

 

Ceiling

2 801 000 000

 

 

 

2 801 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

4.

Global Europe

11 319 265 627

9 358 295 603

 

 

11 319 265 627

9 358 295 603

Of which under global margin for commitments

1 051 265 627

 

 

 

1 051 265 627

 

Ceiling

10 268 000 000

 

 

 

10 268 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

5.

Administration

9 942 974 723

9 944 904 743

 

 

9 942 974 723

9 944 904 743

Ceiling

10 786 000 000

 

 

 

10 786 000 000

 

Of which offset against Contingency margin

- 253 882 156

 

 

 

- 253 882 156

 

Margin

589 143 121

 

 

 

589 143 121

 

Of which: Administrative expenditure of the institutions

7 747 285 803

7 749 215 823

 

 

7 747 285 803

7 749 215 823

Sub-ceiling

8 700 000 000

 

 

 

8 700 000 000

 

Of which offset against Contingency margin

- 253 882 156

 

 

 

- 253 882 156

 

Margin

698 832 041

 

 

 

698 832 041

 

Total

165 218 397 322

147 787 439 744

100 000 000

165 318 397 322

147 787 439 744

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

1 164 344 613

961 862 659

 

1 164 344 613

961 862 659

Of which under global margin for commitments

1 476 000 000

 

100 000 000

 

1 576 000 000

 

Ceiling

164 123 000 000

166 709 000 000

 

164 123 000 000

166 709 000 000

Of which offset against Contingency margin

- 253 882 156

 

 

- 253 882 156

 

Margin

1 291 065 135

19 883 422 915

 

1 291 065 135

19 883 422 915

 

Other special Instruments

577 248 000

411 500 000

 

 

577 248 000

411 500 000

Grand Total

165 795 645 322

148 198 939 744

100 000 000

165 895 645 322

148 198 939 744

(1)      OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, p. 1.
(2) .    OJ L 67, 7.3.2019.
(3)      COM(2019) 300, 15.4.2019.
(4)      European Parliament resolution of 12 December 2018 on the second draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 (15205/2018 – C8-0499/2018 – 2018/2275(BUD) ).
(5)      COM(2019) 310, [14.5.2019].
(6)      Communication on 'Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture' of 14 November 2017, COM(2017) 673.
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