Decision 27/2019 of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) on the adoption of the final single programming document (2020-2022) of the EIT
THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY,
Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 294/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008
establishing the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as amended by Regulation (EU) No 1292/2013 of
the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 (hereinafter the "EIT Regulation"), and in particular
Article 15 and Section 2 (a) of the Statutes annexed to the EIT Regulation;
Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018
on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU)
No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014,
(EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012;
Having regard to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/715 of 18 December 2018 on the framework financial
regulation for the bodies set up under the TFEU and Euratom Treaty and referred to in Article 70 of Regulation (EU,
Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council;
Having regard to the Decision of the Governing Board of the EIT of 25 September 2019 on the Financial Regulation
of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, and in particular Article 32 and Article 33(8) thereof;
Having regard to Decision No 1312/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on
the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): the contribution of the
EIT to a more innovative Europe;
Having regard to the Commission Communication on the guidelines for programming document for decentralised
agencies and the template for the Consolidated Annual Activity Report for decentralised agencies;
Having regard to Decision 43/2018 of the Governing Board of the EIT of 18 January 2019 adopting the Draft Single
Programming Document 2020-2022;
Having regard to Decision 19/2019 of the Governing Board of the EIT of 26 August 2019 on the amendment of
Decision 43/2018 of the EIT Governing Board on the adoption of the Draft Single Programming Document 2020-
Having regard to the Commission Opinion adopted on 29 November 2019;
(1) Article 32 (1) of the EIT Financial Regulation provides that the EIT shall draw up a single programming
document containing multiannual and annual programming taking into account guidelines set by the
(2) The guidelines for a Single Programming Document (SPD) have been issued by the Commission. It is
stated in the Commission Communication that the SPD will ''form the multi-annual and annual work
programmes referred to in the founding regulation of each agency .
(3) The Single Programming Document shall contain a statement of the main priorities and planned
initiatives of the EIT and the KICs, an estimate of financing needs and sources as well as appropriate
indicators for monitoring.
(4) Pursuant to Article 32 (1) of the EIT Financial Regulation, the draft SPD has to be submitted to the
Commission, the European Parliament and the Council no later than 31 January in year N-1.
(5) Pursuant to Article 32 (7) of the EIT Financial Regulation, the European Commission shall deliver an
opinion on the Draft Single Programming Document by 1 July year N-1.
(6) The EIT shall take due account of the European Commission opinion and, in the event of disagreement,
justify its position.
(7) The final Single Programming Document shall be adopted by the EIT Governing Board and transmitted
by the EIT to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Commission, the European Economic
and Social Committee and the Committee for the Regions for information.
(8) The 2020 work programme constitutes a financing decision for the activities it covers since the elements
set out in Article 72 (3) of the EIT Financial Regulation and in Article 84 of the Financial Regulation and in
Article 94 of the Rules of Application are clearly identified.
(9) In order to provide for some degree of flexibility while applying specific actions covered by this decision,
it is necessary to foresee a possibility for the authorising officer to introduce non substantial changes on
specific actions. Such changes should not, however, have a disproportionate impact on the budget line
concerned and they should not significantly affect the nature and objectives of the action.
(10) The EIT Governing Board shall adopt the Final Single Programming Document of the EIT for 2020-2022
together with the budget of the EIT and the establishment plan for 2020.
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
The Final Single Programming Document of the EIT for 2020-2022, as annexed to the present decision is hereby
Entry into force
The present decision shall enter into force on the day of its signature. It will be published on the EIT website.
Done in Budapest on 23 December 2019
Dirk Jan van den Berg
Chair of the EIT Governing Board
Annex: Final Single Programming Document of the EIT (2020-2022)