Horizon 2020 info
The Horizon 2020 work programmes are prepared by the European Commission within the framework provided by the Horizon 2020 legislation and through a strategic programming process integrating EU policy objectives in the priority setting.
The current main Horizon 2020 work programme comprises an introduction, 17 thematic sections and the general annexes describing general rules such as standard admissibility conditions and eligibility criteria, selection and award criteria, focus areas, etc.
Of each Horizon 2020 programme a Work programme is edited containing the background and specific calls, cfr. Funding by Horizon 2020 programme.
Application to a Horizon 2020 call implies following 4 steps - explained in detail on the participant portal:
- find a suitable call for proposal
- find project partners or apply as an individual
- create an account on the portal
- register your organisation
The different practical details of each step are explained in the online Horizon 2020 manual.
Administrative, legal and financial issues are elaborated in Legal and Financial issues.
Horizon 2020 is part of the bigger picture of the European landscape for research and innovation, which also embraces public-public partnerships (as JPI's), European Innovation Platforms, European Technology Platforms. An overview can be found back in the documents.