European Commission adopts main work program of Horizon Europe

On 16 June the European Commission adopted the main work program of “Horizon Europe” for the 2021-2022 period. It outlines the objectives and specific research topic areas to be funded with a total of €14.7 billion.

These investments will help accelerate the green and digital transitions and will contribute to sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and to EU resilience against future crises. They will support European researchers through fellowships, training and exchanges, build more connected and efficient European innovation ecosystems and create world-class research infrastructures. Moreover, they will encourage participation across Europe and from around the world, while at the same time strengthening the European Research Area.

The first calls for proposals will open on the Commission’s Funding and Tenders Portal on June 22nd.

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.

Earlier in May 2021 the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation establishing the Euratom Research and Training Programme for 2021-2025. The programme has a budget of €1 382 million and will contribute to fusion and fission research, support European’s Beating Cancer Plan and strengthen Europe’s nuclear expertise and competences.