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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.

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

European Green Deal

European Green Deal - tackling climate and environmental-related challenges

Your NCP contact for this programme

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Pascal Verheye

pascal.verheye@vlaio.be

+32 2 432 43 34

About this programme

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe states it needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where

  • there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050
  • economic growth is decoupled from resource use
  • no person and no place is left behind

This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

New technologies, sustainable solutions and disruptive innovation are critical to achieve the objectives. The full range of instruments available under the Horizon Europe programme will support the research and innovation efforts needed.

But to respond to the ambition of the European Green Deal objectives, Horizon 2020 will support Green Deal related research and innovation with a call close to 1 billion €. The draft workprogramme is available, the final version is expected to be published late August.

The EU will also provide financial support and technical assistance to help people, businesses and regions that are most affected by the move towards the green economy. This is called the Just Transition Mechanism and will help mobilise at least €100 billion over the period 2021-2027 in the most affected regions through:

  • Just Transition Fund
  • INVESTEU Just Transition scheme
  • EIB public sector loan facility

On this NCP Flanders webpage you will find

  • "related links" links to COM webpages and other green deal communications
  • In the documents an overview of the Green deal topics in Horizon 2020 is presented with the links to the different draft work programmes
  • in "news" up-to-date news items
  • 1 contact address for all general questions though Horizon 2020 green deal area
    specific questions can be sent to the following colleagues (coordinates to be found in "our team"):
    • area1 - Increasing climate ambition -> Kathleen Goris
    • area 2 - Clean Energy -> Bart De Caesemaeker
    • area 3 - Circular economy -> Kathleen Goris
    • area 4 - Energy efficient buildings -> Mark Antonissen
    • area 5 - Green airports and ports -> Pascal Verheye
    • area 6 - Sustainable food from farm to fork -> Patrick De Molder
    • area 7 - Restoring ecosystem services -> Kathleen Goris
    • area 8 - Toxic-free environment -> Patrick De Molder
    • area 9 - Strengthening the knowledge -> Margot Beereboom
    • area 10 - Citizen empowerment -> Margot Beereboom

 

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Testimonial

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EURHISFIRM - Long-term data for Europe

EURHISFIRM designs a world-class research infrastructure (RI) to connect, collect, collate, align, and share detailed, reliable, and standardized long-term financial, governance, and geographical data on European companies. EURHISFIRM enables researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to develop and evaluate effective strategies to promote investment, economic growth and job creation. The RI provides the tools for long-term analysis highlighting the dynamics of the past and the way those dynamics structure our present and future.

The EURHISFIRM European project received € 3.4 million in financing from the European Commission through the H2020-INFRADEV-2017-1 research infrastructures call. The project started with a consortium of eleven research organisations (including University of Antwerp) from seven European countries.

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