The Security Research theme of the 7th Framework Programme is funded at a level of 1.4 billion euros out of a total research budget of 50.5 billion euros. Horizon 2020 is set to be much bigger; the figure proposed by the European Commission is 80 billion euros. Even if the Security Research Programme stayed at the same proportion of the overall programme is has now, it would see a significant increase in resources; however, it is far more likely that it will absorb a larger proportion of the funding. So the issue of what is done with this money – EU taxpayer’s money to be specific – becomes ever more important.

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