Horizon Europe

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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is a funding programme that is part of the Multi-Financial Framework 2021-2028, with nearly €80 billion of funding available for 2014-2020. It aims to ensure that Europe produces world-class science, to remove barriers to innovation and to make it easier for the public and private sectors to innovate together 


Horizon Europe has a total budget of EUR 100 billion (in current prices). It represents an increase of EUR 20 billlion from the current funding period (2014-2020). 

Target goals

The target goals include:

  • Increased investment in EU science and technology, including Research & Innovation in the social sector.
  • Foster EU’s industrial competitiveness and its innovation performance.
  • Deliver on the EU’s strategic priorities such as climate change, health, inclusive and secure society (access to fundamental rights, socio-economic transformations contributing to inclusion), digital skills improvement and mobility.
  • Supporting the best ideas;
  • Developing European talent;
  • Providing researchers with access to a research infrastructure.
  • Offering access to risk finance;
  • Encouraging private investment in research and development;
  • Offering support for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) 

What’s new?

  • Simplified rule and processes for reporting and reimbursements: less administrative burden.
  • More flexibility in funds allocation and costs claims.
  • Open science and innovation policy approach.
  • Programme website: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en