To prepare for the EIT’s future and to better serve Europe as its largest innovation community, the EIT presented its strategy for beyond 2020 to the European Commission in December 2017.  This formed the basis and input for the EIT’s future role and position in the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027.
EIT vision
‚To become a global innovation leader delivering world-class solutions to global societal challenges that create jobs and improve the quality of life of citizens. To achieve this, we will significantly reinforce Europe’s innovation capacity by connecting and empowering people and organisations to create, educate and innovate.‘

The European Commission’s proposal establishing Horizon Europe, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2021-2027, published in June 2018, sets out the proposed budget for the EIT during the period as well as its rationale, including areas of intervention, broad lines of activity and performance indicators.

The Horizon Europe proposal itself, however, does not provide the legal basis to continue the operation of the EIT beyond 2020. The European Commission therefore proposed an update to the EIT Regulation and a new Strategic Innovation Agenda for the EIT the period 2021-2027 on 11 July 2019.  The entire EIT legislative package 2019 can be found here.