The ENRF has attended a webinar organised by the European Commission in which the Horizon Europe programme was presented and explained to interested stakeholders. This programme aims to translate the results of research into actual societal change – meaning leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. This programme will run from 2021 to 2017 and has €1279.4 billion available to fund research and projects. It includes several policy areas, and healthcare is among those.

This programme is still in the process of being negotiated between co-legislators. However, these should finalise soon, and the programme will start running. It is key for nursing researchers to keep an eye on this programme, to they can get their research projects funded and promoted. Nursing research as the ability to ensure that innovation in the nursing field is evidence-based and that it delivers to the highest standards of quality and patient care.