Horizon Europe is the successor of Horizon 2020 and the largest research, development, and innovation programme ever implemented. For the period 2021-2027, the total budget of Horizon Europe is EUR 100 billion. The general aim of the programme is to strengthen the EU’s scientific and technological bases and the European Research Arena, to boost Europe’s innovation capacity, competitiveness and jobs, and to deliver on citizen’s priorities and sustain the socio-economic model and values. With its emphasis on excellent science, industrial competitiveness, and tackling societal challenges, it enables discoveries and breakthroughs. By stimulating collaborations between private and public entities, Horizon Europe aims for faster and more efficient innovation.
Funding opportunities (through calls for proposals) under Horizon Europe are built around three pillars:
- Excellent Science (EUR 25.8 billion)
- Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness (EUR 52.7 billion)
- Innovative Europe (EUR 13.5 billion)
Pillar 2 consists of six clusters, namely:
- Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society
- Civil security for Society
- Digital, Industry & Space
- Climate, Energy & Mobility
- Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment
Especially within the latter three clusters, calls for projects will be announced that focus on circular cities. Work programmes are drafted for the different pillars. This subsequently provides the basis for the dedicated call for proposals for projects.
How to apply?
Calls for Horizon Europe are expected after March 2021. You can find the latest developments regarding Horizon Europe here .