Research and innovation funding programme until 2027. How to get funding, programme structure, missions, European partnerships, news and events. 
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.
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.
European Innovation Council: Support for innovations with potential breakthrough and disruptive nature with scale-up potential that may be too risky for private investors. This is 70% of the budget earmarked for SMEs.
Missions: Sets of measures to achieve bold, inspirational and measurable goals within a set timeframe. There are 5 main mission areas as part of Horizon Europe.
Open science policy: Mandatory open access to publications and open science principles are applied throughout the programme Factsheet: Open science in Horizon Europe
New approach to partnerships: Objective-driven and more ambitious partnerships with industry in support of EU policy objectives
Presentation outlining Horizon Europe in 23 languages
How the Horizon Europe programme was developed
International cooperation in the programme
All funding information and procedures on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.
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The content of work programmes for Horizon Europe is prepared by strategic planning and the resultant strategic plan. 
Funding opportunities under Horizon Europe are set out in work programmes. Download available work programmes.
Exclusive focus on civil applications
Excellent Science
European Research Council
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Research Infrastructures
Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
Non-nuclear direct actions of the Joint Research Centre
Innovative Europe
European Innovation Council
European Innovation Ecosystems
European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Exclusive focus on defence research and development
European Defence Fund website
Focus on nuclear fusion and fission research and training
Euratom Research and Training Programme
Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. 
The Commission has engaged policy experts to develop studies, case studies and reports on how a mission-oriented policy approach will work.
Read more about the mission approach
5 mission areas have been identified, each with a dedicated mission board and assembly. The board and assembly help specify, design and implement the specific missions which will launch under Horizon Europe.
Horizon Europe supports European partnerships in which the EU, national authorities and/or the private sector jointly commit to support the development and implementation of a programme of research and innovation activities.
The goal of European partnerships is to contribute to the achievement of EU priorities, address complex challenges outlined in Horizon Europe and strengthen the European Research Area (ERA).
Read more about the different kinds of partnerships
Partnership candidates and contact details are available to view grouped in the themes below.
The Commission evaluates and monitors its funding programmes to assess the progress towards achieving the programmes‘ objectives and build an evidence base to improve their implementation.
Horizon Europe programme analysis and outline of the monitoring approach
You can contact the research enquiry service to find out more about research in Europe, the EU’s research and innovation funding programmes as well as calls for proposals and project funding.  
Research and innovation – News alert
Research and innovation – News alert
The event will give the opportunity to prospective applicants to receive information and ask questions
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