Education Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Jun  2018, Pages 61-74; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Horizon 2020 as a Tool for Educational Governance

, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Jun  2018, Pages 61-74.

DOI: 10.31058/

Lejf Moos 1*

1 Department of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Received: 23 June 2018; Accepted: 20 July 2018; Published: 20 August 2018

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Horizon 2020 is an important political-administrative program for research funding in Europe from 2013 through 2020. The European Commission (EC) uses the program to further the integration and development of the European Union and therefore it is interesting to investigate the EC thinking in this particular policy field. The program is in this text seen as a part of a bigger trend: the marketization of all sectors of society as they move towards a common, global market. Main EC documents on Horizon 2020 are summarized and analyzed in the light of general global and transnational educational governance trends and a number of key concepts in the documents are found and discussed: Policy interest, incentives, innovation, indicators, impact, interdisciplinary and embedding. All of which are in the core of neo-liberal New Public Management theories.


Trans-National, Horizon 2020, Governance, Market Place


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