EU funding research in the UK

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Emanuela Barbiroglio

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a journalist conducting a study on British scientific research programmes funded by the European Union.

“Scientific research” is to be intended in a broader sense, thus including researches conducted for example by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

I am writing to request information under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001.

I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1) How much money the UK government has sent annually to the European Union to fund research. I would like a breakdown of the data for the last 10 years.

2) The amount of money the UK government has been providing to the European Union for “Horizon 2020”, “Cosme”, the Consumer Programme, the “3rd Health Programme”, the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, the Justice programme and the Promotion of agricultural products since those programme begun.

3) The amount of money the UK institutions has been receiving from the European Union through “Horizon 2020”, “Cosme”, the Consumer Programme, the “3rd Health Programme”, the Research Fund for Coal and Steel, the Justice programme and the Promotion of agricultural products; since those programmes’ beginning.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
I’d like to receive the information in excel format. 
Your earliest reply to this matter, would be appreciated.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me so I can refine it. If the information is already available online, I would appreciate if you could point me out to it.

Yours faithfully,

Emanuela Barbiroglio

Research and Innovation

Dear Madam,

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your email of 31/03/2016.

We draw your attention to the fact that in your request you do not ask for any specific document(s) but you rather require that the Commission provides you with certain information. Consequently, your request will be handled as request for information under the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour.

You can expect an answer within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 20/04/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Best regards,

Anzhel Sarkisyan
Legal Officer
European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
J1 Common Legal Support Service
Sector Work Programme, Evaluation, Transparency and European Ombudsman
Office: ORBN 10/241
Tel: 0032 (2) 29 85653
Email: [email address]

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Dear Ms Barbiroglio,

 

I am writing to you concerning your request for information concerning EU
funding for research in the United Kingdom of 31 March. In that request
you express an interest in receiving data concerning the Promotion of
agricultural products.

 

Given the fact that the policy for the promotion of agricultural products
is not research related (nevertheless a call for proposals is published on
the H2020 participant portal because the IT application allows for
submitting applications electronically) I wonder if the information
concerning the promotion of agricultural products will indeed be of use
and needed for your study on British scientific research programmes funded
by the European Union?

 

For more information on the policy for the promotion of agricultural
products, please find below a link to the relevant website:
http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/promotio....

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Johan van Gruijthuijsen
Deputy Head of Unit
 
European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Unit B.5 - Promotion

MADO 29/32
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
32 (0)2 29 -81415
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Emanuela Barbiroglio

Dear Research and Innovation,

I am writing to you concerning my request for information concerning EU funding for research in the United Kingdom of 31 March.

Given the fact that the policy for the promotion of agricultural products is not research related, I am still interested in the promotion of agricultural products and the information may be useful for my study on British scientific research programs funded by the European Union.

Yours faithfully,

Emanuela Barbiroglio

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Dear Ms Barbiroglio,

 

Please find answer to your request attached.

 

Kind regards,

AGRI.B.5 
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European Commission
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Promotion – Unit B.5

 

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Dear Madam,

This is to inform you that a letter addressed to you is pending the signature of DG RTD hierarchy and will be sent to you as soon as possible.

Best regards,

Anzhel Sarkisyan
Legal Officer
European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
J1 Common Legal Support Service
Sector Work Programme, Evaluation, Transparency and European Ombudsman
Office: ORBN 10/241
Tel: 0032 (2) 29 85653
Email: [email address]

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Dear Ms Barbiroglio,

Please find here under the reply to the question (in particular point 3)

REPLY:
Since from the question it is not clear the timespan (a decade or only the 3rd Health Programme?) our reply is based on the 2nd Health Programme 2008-2013 available data, and the first two years of the 3rd Health Programme in order to be as comprehensive and transparent as possible.
UK is among the first two Member States receiving the highest part of funding from the 2nd Health Programme.
The amount of money the UK's beneficiaries received from the European Union through the “2nd Health Programme 2008-2013“ is about 28.7 Mio/EUR out of 293.9 Mio/EUR, representing 9.7% of the available Health Programme budget spent on different Health Actions.
The amount of money received so far for the "3rd Health Programme 2014-2020" for years 2014 and 2015 corresponds to 3.0 Mio/EUR and 4.0 Mio/EUR respectively, corresponding to 6.07% of the 115.3 Mio/EUR which is the cumulative available Health Programme budget in the first two years of the 3rd Health Programme implementation.

With kind regards,
SANTE C1

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Dear Ms Barbiroglio,

 

Following your emails of 31 March and 1 April 2016 in which you requested
the Commission to provide you with certain information, we are pleased to
provide you with our reply you will find in attachment.

 

Best regards,

 

Magali Vleminckx on behalf of Ms Liliane De Wolf

 

Liliane DE WOLF

Head of Unit

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Unit J.1. Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN 10/132

1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 229-61073

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[2]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

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Dear Ms Barbiroglio,

 

Following your emails of 31 March and 1 April 2016 in which you requested
the Commission to provide you with certain information, we are pleased to
provide you with a complement of information for COSME in addition to the
information my colleagues of HORIZON 2020 did already provided you

 

The list of beneficiaries receiving grants from COSME programme in 2014 is
available at the following address:
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/1....

 

In this page you can find the institutions receiving grants from COSME.
The country of origin of the grants recipients is indicated.

 

The monitoring report for 2014 will be soon published in the following
page: [2]http://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/cosme/

 

The results of the financial instruments are available at
[3]http://www.eif.org/what_we_do/guarantees...
and
[4]http://www.eif.org/what_we_do/equity/sin...

 

The EASME web page provides a short description of the projects
([5]https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/cosme-proj...) that have been funded up
to now as well as each procurement
([6]https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/tenders) that has been published.

 

Regards,

 

José Blanquez Yeste

COSME Programme
 
European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Unit H.1, COSME Programme, SME Envoys and Relations with EASME
BREY 08/077

B-1049 Brussels/Belgium

+32 2 295 94 70

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