It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

The programme 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.

It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area.

Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate.

The programme is divided in 3 pillars, I Excellent science, II Global challenges and European industrial leadership and III Innovative Europe. In a nutshell, Pillar I is funding groundbreaking bottom-up research and researcher mobility, Pillar II funds large consortia solving grand challenges, i.e. top-down research topics, and Pillar III is reserved for innovations.

The first Horizon Europe calls opened 22 June with many of the deadlines in September-October.

All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

Horizon Europe Programme guide