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    Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016 and 2017 now Online

    Published on 15 October 2015
    Author: Denise Erpen, Head of Communication, Euresearch Head Office

    The European Commission will boost competitiveness by investing almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme.

    In line with Commissioner Moedas' strategic priorities, Horizon 2020 will be open to innovation, open to science, and open to the world. The new Work Programme 2016-17 offers funding opportunities through a range of calls for proposals, public procurements and other actions like the Horizon Prizes, together covering nearly 600 topics.

    The programme's structure is a reflection of the overall flexibility of Horizon 2020 which focuses on the EU's long-term priorities and the most pressing societal challenges while allowing it to swiftly address emerging problems such as outbreaks of diseases.

    Open Calls

    Main Work Programme

        1. Introduction 2016-17
        2. Future and Emerging Technologies (FETs) 2016-17
        3. Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) 2016-17
        4. Research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) 2016-17
        5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) 2016-17
        5i. Information and communication technologies (ICT) 2016-17
        5ii. Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing,
              biotechnology 2016-17
        5iii. Space 2016-17
        6. Access to risk finance 2016-17 
        7. Innovation in SMEs 2016-17
        8. Health, demographic change and wellbeing 2016-17
        9. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland
             water research and the bioeconomy 2016-17
        10. Secure, clean and efficient energy 2016-17 
        11. Smart, green and integrated transport 2016-17
        12. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials 2016-17
        13. Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies 2016-17
        14. Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens 2016-17
        15. Spreading excellence and widening participation 2016-17
        16. Science with and for society 2016-17
        17. Cross-cutting activities (Focus Areas) 2016-17 (NEW) 
        18. Fast Track to Innovation Pilot 2016-17
        19. Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation 2016-17