New Horizon Europe calls are Europe’s tools for innovation and research
The new Horizon Europe calls are the European tools for innovation and research
Horizon Europe is the EU’s flagship research and innovation program, funding projects and supporting the Union’s policy priorities.
The European Commission plans the launch and publishes calls for Horizon Europe through biennial Work Programmes, which define the funding priorities for research and innovation projects.
After the publication of preliminary versions last week, the Horizon Europe 2023-2024 Work Programmes were officially published on the EC website on December 6. The consultation of the preliminary versions of the work programs gives an overview of the themes that will be funded, the conditions for the formation of consortia and the planning of future proposals.
Renewed funding priorities
Through Horizon Europe, the EU plans to invest approximately €13.5 billion over the period 2023-2024 to continue shaping research and innovation in Europe. A significant portion of this funding will be dedicated to targeted actions on green and digital transitions to strengthen European societies and economies post-COVID 19.
The Commission will continue to:
- Promote research excellence and support scholarships, training and researcher exchanges through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.
- Work to build more connected and efficient European innovation ecosystems and create world-class research infrastructures
- Supporting green and digital transitions and addressing global challenges, and supporting European industrial competitiveness, including through “Missions”.
- Finally, the program will broaden participation and strengthen the European Research Area.
In the current context of war in Europe, the new work programs will focus on actions that contribute to a safe and secure Europe and to reducing dependencies (notably energy). In particular, the actions included will accelerate the clean energy transition, in line with the REPowerEU4 plan, improve food security, cyber security, ensure open strategic autonomy and reduce dependency on critical raw materials to accelerate the realization of the Green Deal.
The Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050. To this end, the Horizon Europe fund will allocate at least 35% of available funds to climate objectives. These funds will be used for projects that will advance science in the fight against climate change, develop solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare societies to adapt.
In addition, Horizon Europe is contributing to the New European Bauhaus, the initiative that aims to highlight the benefits of the green transition in everyday life and living spaces by supporting, across many fields and disciplines, a different approach in our design of urban buildings.
In support of the digital transition, these work programs will foster research and innovation to make this the digital decade of Europe, promoting the complex interaction between technology and people, in full respect of human and universal rights.
Finally, the European Commission will direct investments of more than €1 billion in 2023 through NextGeneration EU to help repair the immediate economic and social damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to create a greener, more digital, more resilient, more inclusive, post-COVID-19 Europe better suited to face current and future challenges.
If you would like more information about Horizon Europe or to discuss whether this funding would be of interest to your projects, contact our Europe team.
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