Horizon Europe

Negotiations between EP and Council Presidency lead to top-up of €4 billion for Horizon Europe

Last Tuesday afternoon, after negotiations between the European Parliament budget negotiators and the German presidency of the European Council, a provisional agreement was reached on €16 billion extra for the next multiannual financial framework programme (2021-2027), of which € 4 billion for Horizon Europe.


Horizon Europe Kick-off Conference (Denmark)


Call for ERC president applications and nominations

The Commission appointed an independent Search Committee that will make recommendations to the Commission on the best candidates for the position of president of the ERC.

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Commission communication on a new European Research Area published

A European Commission Communication and accompanying Commission staff working document on a new European Research Area (ERA) were published on 30 September.

Where to find the ICT topics in HorizonEu?

Horizon Europe, the next framework programme for research and innovation, will replace Horizon 2020 as from 2021 onwards. However, both the high level structure and the practical implementations are currently still under development, and the situation is not very clear, which leads to quite some confusion.

Discussions on 2021 EU budget: Horizon Europe

Discussions on the first annual budget under the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the multiannual financial framework (MFF), are ongoing.


ERC Starting and Consolidator grants info session

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Info session on Horizon Europe


EU missions’ call for ideas open – share your ideas!

In June five possible Missions were proposed by the Mission Boards. Now YOU can share your views on these missions with the European Commission through the EU missions’ call for ideas.

Horizon Europe’s first Strategic Plan – public consultation launched

A public consultation is launched for the Horizon Europe’s first Strategic Plan, which will guide the work programmes and topics for the new programme’s first four years.


Report Science with and for society in Horizon 2020 - achievements and recommendations for Horizon Europe

This document reports on the Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society (SwafS) project portfolio results. The objective of this report is to convey the achievements of the SwafS part of Horizon 2020, stemming from funded projects and key activities. Its purpose is to serve as input for the preparation of the Horizon Europe programme implementation. The report covers all thematic areas of Swafs: research ethics and research integrity, science education, science careers, gender equality, institutional changes towards responsible research and innovation, citizen science and citizen engagement, open access and science communication.


MSCA Presidency Conference

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European Commission launched search for ERC Scientific Council members

In May an Identification Committee of 6 scientists was set up by the Commission that has the task to 1) identify members for the renewal of the

Public consultation on European Commission European Research Area (ERA) roadmap

A public consultation on the roadmap on the future of research and innovation and the European Research Area is launched.

The consultation is open for feedback from citizens and stakeholders and runs until 3 August 2020 (midnight Brussels time).


European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board publishes report

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board has published the report - A vision and roadmap for impact – on the EIC in Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027).

Horizon Europe missions proposed

Under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027) five missions aim to deliver solutions to major challenges for Europe. The five possible missions proposed by the Mission Boards, the independent experts advising the European Commission, are:

• Conquering Cancer: Mission Possible

MSCA Science is Wonderful 2020

MSCA Science is Wonderful 2020 exhibition


EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda: political agreement in the Council

The Council today reached agreement (partial general approach) on the future Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

The EIT's budget is provided for in the future EU framework programme (Horizon Europe) and is linked to next EU's financial framework programme (MFF).

Questionnaire on the Innovation Ecosystems in Europe

The European Commission launched a questionnaire on the Innovation Ecosystems in Europe. The purpose of this survey is to gather input for the “European Innovation Ecosystems” component of Horizon Europe. The  Commission wants to find out what the challenges, needs and priorities of the innovation actors in Europe are.

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European Commission presents the European Green Deal

The European Commission presented The European Green Deal to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and to the Committee of the Regions.

Next step in co-design process for first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe

DG Research and Innovation has published a revised version of the document which forms the basis of the co-design process that will prepare the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe: ”Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe” which can be found


PREFET open consultation on FET proposals 2019/20 and future EIC Pathfinder calls

The PREFET project is a Coordination and Support Action funded under Horizon 2020 programme Future and Emerging Technologies Open, also known as the EIC Pathfinder pilot.

Response to two Horizon Europe public online consultations

The two Horizon Europe public online consultations received in total over 8000 responses.

Members of Horizon Europe mission assemblies announced

The members of the Horizon Europe mission assemblies were announced. These mission assemblies will assist the Horizon Europe mission board members.

Online consultation on Horizon Europe institutionalised partnerships launched

The public consultations on the 12 proposed institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe have been launched. The 12 consultations will close on the 6th of November 2019.

Online consultation on ‘Horizon Europe Co-design – Implementation’ launched

Update 4/9/19: the deadline is extended untill the 4th of October

Members of Horizon Europe mission boards announced

The Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas has announced the members for the mission boards of the five European Research and Innovation missions. On 4 July the chairs were announced.

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HealthCapital – the cluster of the German capital region – will be organising a project factory regarding the topic

EARTO Policy Event


ESFRI Roadmap 2021 info day


Results EIC Pathfinder/FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 (RIA) cut-off date: 24 January 2019

The number of proposals that was submitted for the call FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 (RIA), cut-off date: 24 January 2019, was as follows: Number submitted (including proposals transferred from or to other calls): 420 Number of inadmissible proposals: 1 Number of ineligible proposals: 19 Number of above-threshold proposals: 182 In total 53 proposals received funding. An overview of the funding range of the call An overview of the funded proposals, their consortium partners and allocated budgets All information is available at the FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 call page on the Horizon 2020 Funding and Tender Portal under ‘topic conditions and documents’ The call FETOPEN-01-2018-2019-2020 (RIA) is part of the European Innovation Council pilot and also known as EIC Pathfinder.

Open consultation on first 4 years of Horizon Europe launched

Today the open consultation on the first four years of Horizon Europe was launched.


EIC Advisory Board members appointed and call for EIC Programme Managers launched

Today the European Commission appointed 22 members of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Advisory Board

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EU Budget for 2021-2017

Commission welcomes provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the future EU research and innovation programme.

Press release dd. 20 March 2018: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1676_en.htm