Horizon Europe, is the EU’s next funding programme for research and innovation. It will run from 2021 to 2027 with a budget of €105,7 billion. The European Commission, considers Horizon Europe and its scope as “the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever that will keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation”.
The Horizon Europe will be a continuation of its predecessor (Program H2020), maintaining excellence at the core and maintaining approximately the same tried and tested funding rules and procedures.
Moreover, some of Horizon Europe main characteristics will be based on the:
- Improvement of the good features of H2020 by encouraging collaboration and offering more specific partnership possibilities
- Application of the Open Science policies to make R&I results more visible, for scientists and citizens
- Tackling of specific problems in five mission areas, constantly raising public awareness on those issues
- Distribution of funds more equally, meaning that the underdeveloped countries and third countries should be more eligible to apply for calls
And all that, aiming to improve European position on a global scale when it comes to research and innovation. The purpose will also be to engage with society through better dissemination and use of R&I results.