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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.

The basics

By informing and spreading awareness, we ensure that Horizon Europe & Digital Europe become known and readily accessible to all potential applicants, irrespective of sector.

Who can participate?

Horizon Europe calls for proposals are open to any legal entity, private or public, profit or non-profit. The programme offers both mono-beneficiary and multi-beneficiary opportunities. In the latter case, calls for proposals mostly aim at consortia of at least 3 partners established in a different participating country. More details can be found in the Horizon Europe General Annexes to the work programme. There are exceptions to the rules. Always consult the specific conditions in the call topic.

Digital Europe
offers mostly multi-beneficiary actions and is also open to a wide range of public & private stakeholders. Detailed information on who can participate is available in the work programmes and call documents.

Whereas Horizon Europe is a key instruments to implement Europe’s strategy for international cooperation, Digital Europe is more restricted in its possibilities for cooperation for reasons of security strategic autonomy of the EU. Find out more in the infosheet ‘Restrictions in partners that apply for Digital Europe projects’.



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STARGATE - Sustainable Aviation

The Stargate project obtained funding under the special Green Deal call of Horizon 2020, more in particular under the topic of “green ports and airports”.  It received the maximum score of the evaluators and was selected out of more than 40 projects. Stargate’s purpose is to prove that sustainable aviation is possible and happening. It focuses on the further decarbonization of the aviation industry, the improvement of local environmental quality and the stimulation of the modal split. Together with a consortium of 21 European partners with a diverse and rich expertise (airports, community partners, knowledge institutions, consultants, local governments, …), Brussels Airports takes the lead as lighthouse airport to develop and implement innovative solutions. Results that prove successful can be deployed at the fellow airports (Toulouse, Budapest, Athens). Over the course of the coming five years, the consortium will exchange knowledge to investigate and realize more than 30 concrete projects.