HORIZON EUROPE, NEW EU FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

Horizon Europe (HE) is the current research and innovation program of the European Union (successor to Horizon 2020), has a budget of €95.5 billion for the 2021-2027 period, and is based on the Strategic Plan adopted in March 2021 to set the EU’s research and innovation priorities. Most of the funding is allocated on the basis of competitive calls for proposals, set out in the work programmes.

In the area of ​​accelerating the EU’s green and digital transitions, and the recovery from the current pandemic, €14.7 billion of funding has been earmarked to support European researchers through scholarships, training and exchanges, and the creation of world-class research infrastructures that encourage global participation and strengthen the European Research Area.

This international research cooperation is essential to address new global challenges, which is why the program includes specific actions to support international cooperation through multilateral initiatives in areas such as biodiversity and climate protection, environmental observations, research ocean health or global health, open to everyone with the same general conditions as those of the Member States.

Within the budget, 5,800 million will be invested in research on climate change and its solutions (clean energy, sustainable mobility, circular economy), which support the Green Deal and the objective of making the EU the first climate-neutral continent in the world to 2050. Another main objective of the program is the digital conversion of the EU, for which it will contribute to maximizing the potential of digital tools and Big Data in the fields of health, media, cultural heritage and the creative economy, energy, mobility and food production, with a budget of 4,000 million. Approximately 1.9 billion will be used to repair the (economic and social) damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including modernizing health systems and improving the development of vaccines.

This new program is structured around three fundamental pillars:

Pillar 1: Excellent Science

The Pillar of Excellent Science aims to increase the global scientific competitiveness of the European Union. Through the European Research Council (ERC), it will finance research projects at the frontier of knowledge designed and directed by the researchers themselves.

  • European Research Council (ERC): Frontier research carried out by the best researchers and their teams. Budget: EUR 16.6 billion
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie: Providing researchers with new knowledge and skills through mobility and training. Major research infrastructures. Budget: EUR 6.8 billion
  • World-class, integrated and interlinked research infrastructures. Budget: EUR 2.4 billion

Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Pillar 2 will focus on strengthening the impact of research and innovation by promoting and implementing European Union policies aimed at this end. It will also support the adoption of innovative solutions in industry and society to address global challenges

The objectives of this cluster include improving and protecting the health and well-being of citizens of all ages by generating new knowledge, developing innovative solutions and integrating where relevant a gender perspective to prevent, diagnose, monitor, treat and cure diseases.

Desde el 06/10/2021 hasta el 21/04/2022

  • Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality health care (Single Stage – 2022)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-CARE-08 I Enlace web

  • Partnerships in Health (2022) (Phase 1)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-CARE-10 I Enlace web

  • Environment and health (Single Stage – 2022)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-ENVHLTH-04 I Enlace web

  • Tools and technologies for a healthy society (Single Stage – 2022)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-IND-13 I Enlace web

  • Staying healthy (Single stage, 2022)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-STAYHLTH-02 I Enlace web

Desde el 06/10/2021 hasta el 01/02/2022

  • Tackling diseases (Two Stage – 2022) (Phase 1)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-DISEASE-06-two-stage I Enlace web

  • Staying healthy (Two stage – 2022) (Phase 1)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-STAYHLTH-01-two-stage  I Enlace web

Desde el 06/10/2021 hasta el 06/09/2022

  • Tackling diseases (Two Stage – 2022) (Phase 2)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-DISEASE-06-two-stage I Enlace web

  • Staying healthy (Two stage – 2022) (Phase 2)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-STAYHLTH-01-two-stage I Enlace web

Desde el 12/01/2021 hasta el 21/04/2022

  • Tackling diseases (Single Stage – 2022)

ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-DISEASE-07  I Enlace web

This cluster aims to reinforce European democratic values, including the rule of law and fundamental rights, safeguarding our cultural heritage and promoting socio-economic transformations that contribute to inclusion and growth.

Desde el 20/01/2021 hasta el 20/04/2022

  • Reshaping democracies

ID: HORIZON-CL2-2022-DEMOCRACY-01  I Enlace web

  • Research and innovation on cultural heritage and CCIs – 2022

ID: HORIZON-CL2-2022-HERITAGE-01 I Enlace web

  • A sustainable future for Europe

ID: HORIZON-CL2-2022-TRANSFORMATIONS-01 I Enlace web

Cluster 4 of the Horizon Europe framework program aims to enhance European capacity in key enabling technologies. Research and development of digital, industrial and space technologies combine to support a competitive, green, digitized and circular European industry.

Desde el 16/09/2021 hasta el 25/01/2022

  • A digitized, resource-efficient and resilient industry 2021

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-02 I Enlace web

Desde el 12/10/2021 hasta el 30/03/2022

  • A digitized, resource-efficient and resilient industry 2022

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01 I Enlace web

  • Climate neutral, circular and digitized production 2022

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01 I Enlace web

Desde el 28/10/2021 hasta el 27/01/2022

  • Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02 I Enlace web  

Desde el 28/10/2021 hasta el 16/02/2022

  • Strategic autonomy in developing, deploying and using global space-based infrastructures, services, applications and data 2021

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-SPACE-01 I Enlace web 

  • Strategic autonomy in developing, deploying and using global space-based infrastructures, services, applications and data 2022

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-SPACE-01 I Enlace web

Desde el 23/11/2021 hasta el 05/04/2022

  • Strategic autonomy in developing, deploying and using global space-based infrastructures, services, applications and data 2022

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-HUMAN-01 I Enlace web

  • World leading data and computing technologies 2022

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-DATA-01 I Enlace web

  • Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal

ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01 I Enlace web

This cluster aims to fight against climate change by better understanding its causes, evolution, risks, impacts and opportunities, and making the energy and transport sectors more respectful of the climate and the environment, more efficient and competitive, smarter, safer and more resilient.

Desde el 12/10/2021 hasta el 10/02/2022

  • Climate sciences and responses (Phase 1)

ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D1-01 I Enlace web

  • Climate sciences and responses

 ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D1-02 I Enlace web

Desde el 12/10/2021 hasta el 27/09/2022

  • Climate sciences and responses (Phase 2)

ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D1-01 I Enlace web

Desde el 14/10/2021 hasta el 26/04/2022

  • Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply

ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-01 I Enlace web

Desde el 02/09/2021 hasta el 23/02/2022

  • Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply

ID: HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-02 I Enlace web

Desde el 02/12/2021 hasta el 26/04/2022

  • Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes

ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01 I Enlace web

This group aims to reduce environmental degradation, halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity on land, inland waters and the sea, and better manage natural resources through transformative changes to the economy and society in both urban and rural areas.

Desde el 28/10/2021 hasta el 15/02/2022

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-BIODIV-01 I Enlace web

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services (Phase1)

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-BIODIV-02-two-stage I Enlace web

  • Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-01 I Enlace web

  • Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors (Phase 1)

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-02-two-stage I Enlace web  

  • Land, ocean and water for climate action

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-CLIMATE-01 I Enlace web

  • Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-COMMUNITIES-01 I Enlace web

  • Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities (Phase 1)

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-COMMUNITIES-02-two-stage I Enlace web

  • Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01 I Enlace web

  • Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (Phase 1)

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-02-two-stage I Enlace web

  • Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01 I Enlace web

  • Clean environment and zero pollution

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-ZEROPOLLUTION-01 I Enlace web

 Desde el 28/10/2021 hasta el 01/09/2022

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services (Phase 2)

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-BIODIV-02-two-stage I Enlace web

  • Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors (Phase 2)

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-02-two-stage I Enlace web

Desde el 28/10/2021 hasta el 06/09/2022

  • Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities (Phase 2)

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-COMMUNITIES-02-two-stage I Enlace web

  • Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption

ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-02-two-stage I Enlace web

All types of legal entities: private companies (large industries, SMEs, …), public bodies (universities, research centers, …), non-governmental organizations, etc.

  • Research and innovation actions (RIA): 100% funding for all
  • Innovation Action (AI): 100% non-profit organizations and up to 70% for-profit organizations
  • Staff costs,
  • Outsourcing,
  • Purchase costs (travel and subsistence, equipment and other goods, works and services),
  • Financial support to third parties,
  • Internally billed goods and services

Pillar 3: Innovative Europe

It has 3 main objectives:
– Scale European companies with their own technology
– Better connect national and regional innovation ecosystems
– Strengthen knowledge communities

HORIZON EUROPE FACILITATES ACCESS TO ITS INSTRUMENTS

In terms of participation and management rules, and in an increasingly competitive environment, the new framework programme will promote easier access to instruments, fairer and more transparent evaluation processes and smoother grant management. To this end, the Commission has cut unnecessary bureaucracy, building on the simplifications of the current programme, so that participation in EU research and innovation will be easier than ever:

  • Simplification of rules under the stability of a new legal framework programme, including simplification of funding modalities and calculation of personnel costs in order to minimise errors in financial control and fraud prevention and detection.
  • All processes digitised under a single platform, with transparency and user-friendliness.
  • Fairer, more objective and transparent evaluation processes, with a focus on more accurate selection of evaluators.
  • Data management. Dissemination and exploitation for value creation and support in bringing innovations to market.
  • Outreach, guidance and support to participants via the single platform through the tools of the enquiry service, online handbooks, online days and workshops, and networks of national contact points.

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