Horizon Europe

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Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation 2021 – 2027. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and tackles the global challenges such as climate change and helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as well as it aims to boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme also facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies. Fundamentally, it is structured along three pillars:

  1. Excellent Science
  2. Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
  3. Innovative Europe

and a cross-cutting aspect of “Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area”. It furthermore contains EU Missions as an implementation mode (programmed in Pillar 2) and European Partnerships which bring the EC and private and/or public partners together through concerted R&I initiatives.

Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate as well as third countries under certain conditions. All Western Balkans are associated to Horizon Europe.

Horizon Europe is implemented through Work Programmes (WPs) for each part of the programme, which set out funding opportunities through calls for proposals.