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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

Digital Europe

Digital Europe is a Funding Programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and administrations.

Other EU Funding

There are many other relevant EU funding programmes, managed by several agencies and directorates.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 was the predecessor of Horizon Europe. Both are the European Union’s Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. They fund research in all areas of science and innovation.

What is Horizon 2020?

Horizon 2020 is running from 2014 until the end of 2020 with a budget of about €77 billion.

It is the financial instrument that is helping to ensure that Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

How is Horizon 2020 structured

The Horizon 2020 programme has three main priorities, that are called "pillars“, 1) Excellent science, 2) Industrial Leadership and 3) the Societal Challenges, each with a set of specific objectives. Besides the three pillars there are two specific programmes “Science with and for society” and “widening participation”, next to a cross-cutting programme. Besides there are also Focus areas or cross-cutting activities which are specific new challenges.

Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 are set out in multiannual work programmes.

The current main Horizon 2020 work programme comprises an introduction, 18 thematic sections and the general annexes describing general rules such as standard admissibility conditions and eligibility criteria, selection and award criteria, etc.

Of each Horizon 2020 programme a Work programme is edited containing the background and specific calls.

In the Horizon 2020 tab in the menu on this website more information per programme is given with links to policy related information, to the work programmes, specific events, etc.

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 and European Technology Platforms. More details of some of these programmes are elaborated on Other EU Funding.

 

Infosheets

Infosheets contain edited content on aspects related to this programme. They are reviewed at least yearly.

Documents

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