Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission and successor of Horizon 2020 that will run from 2021 till 2027.

Structure of Horizon Europe

The structure of the programme and details about the provisional agreement are published on this webpage of the European Commission. It includes links to the Missions that will be installed and the status about the support to European Partnerships with the EU Member States.

Horizon Europe will have three pillars and one additional component to support activities in Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area (ERA).

  • The Excellence Science pillar will promote scientific excellence and will maintain a bottom up approach. This pillar will include bottom up programmes as ERC, MSCA and Research Infrastructures.
  • The pillar of Global Challenges and European Industrial Competiveness including the Joint Research Center will feed into the strategic priorities of Europe and will be divided into six thematic clusters.
  • The Innovative Europe pillar will target market-creating innovation and SME growth. The core feature of this pillar is the European Innovation Council (EIC) that will enhance Europe’s capabilities at the forefront of the next wave of disruptive, market-creating innovation.
  • A fourth component on Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area completes the Horizon Europe structure. This component will focus on activities that will increase the participation of low R&I performing member states and strengthen the European Research Area.

Image describing the structure of Horizon Europe and Euratom. 3 pillars - Excellent science, global challenges and industrial competitiveness and innovative europe.

 

Missions

Missions are one of the main novelties introduced by the European Commission in Horizon Europe. Missions aim to deliver solutions for the great challenges faced by the world.

Five missions areas have been identified:

For each mission area a mission board has been established. The mission board will advise the European Commission on how to specify, design and implement missions for Horizon Europe. More information on the mission boards and its members can be found here.

The missions will be launched in 2021 as part of Horizon Europe.

 
 

Testimonial

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If you’ve never heard of Limecraft, you’re clearly not working in the media sector. Their SaaS platform provides integrated workflows for media management, scripted and unscripted TV, and subtitling and localisation. It is used by leading broadcasting companies – such as BBC, VRT, NPO… – and production firms of which De Mensen or Hotel Hungaria might ring a bell (at least if you are Belgian).

NCP Flanders went to Ghent to interview Maarten Verwaest, CEO and cofounder, about how he sees Horizon 2020. Limecraft is a partner in the MeMAD project, which is a collaborative RIA project submitted to an ICT call topic

 

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