European Union

Research Executive Agency

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.

Marc Tachelet

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Research Executive Agency(REA)

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