The EU Council of Ministers’ Horizon 2020 draft discussion document that lays out recommendations for the 2014 kick-off of Horizon 2020, Europe’s new research and innovation programme, includes €2 million of support for shale gas development.

“Evaluating the framework conditions for the development of a European shale gas industry e.g. availability of related service industries and of a skilled workforce, appropriateness of exploration and production technologies and methods including possible needs and scope for their improvement,” says the draft document.

The document is available for download at this link.