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Research Executive Agency

The Brussels-based Research Executive Agency (REA) was set up in 2007. It began work in 2009, implementing parts of the 7th Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (FP7). In 2013 its remit expanded to include managing much of Horizon 2020, the EU's biggest ever R&I framework programme (2014 – 2020).

The REA reports to the following Commission Directorates-General:

and, as of 1 January 2014

It manages scientific projects funded under the following sections of Horizon 2020:

Excellent science

Industrial leadership

Societal challenges

Cross-cutting themes

As well as managing programmes itself, the REA provides administrative and logistic support to other Commission departments managing H2020 and FP7.

Gilbert Gascard

Research Executive Agency



Covent Garden

Place Charles Rogier/Charles Rogierplein 16

B-1210 Bruxelles/Brussel