At the end of the year, the current EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 will be discontinued. Its follow-up program Horizon Europe is due to start on January 1, 2021 and will run until December 31, 2027.
EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation
Like Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe will continue to pursue the goal of supporting the entire research and innovation cycle.
The structure of Horizon Europe is therefore also made up of three pillars,
- Excellent Science
- Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness and
- Open Innovation,
which will be complemented by a general program section: Widening participation and Strengthening the European Research Area.
The European Commission is planning on funding Horizon Europe with 97.6 billion euros, which is about 30 billion euros more than it had allotted for Horizon 2020.
Structure and funding formats
The first pillar, Excellent Science, will continue to include the instruments for funding basic research, which will support both individual researchers and networks with open calls for proposals. As in Horizon 2020, this includes the European Research Council (ERC), the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions, as well as funding for networking existing research infrastructures.
The second pillar, Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness, will comprise six thematic clusters as well as five defined research and innovation missions and is aimed in particular at promoting interdisciplinary joint research projects through topic-specific calls.
In the third pillar, Open Innovation, the European Innovation Council seeks to incentivize groundbreaking market-creating innovations. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT for short, is also part of this pillar.
Horizon Europe will also include programs to spread excellence and increase participation, with a view to gradually closing the research and innovation gap between the various European member states and regions.
For further information about Horizon Europe please visit our Intranet pages.
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