Horizon Europe - The Next Research and Innovation Framework Programme FP9 (2021 – 2027)

Investing in research and innovation is investing in Europe’s future. It helps Europe to compete globally and preserve our unique social model. It improves the daily lives of millions of people here in Europe and around the world, helping to solve some of our biggest societal challenges.

Building on the achievements and success of the EU’s past flagship research and innovation programmes,  the Commission proposes a budget of €100 billion for 2021-2027 for Horizon Europe (€97.6 bn) and the Euratom Research and Training Programme (€2.4bn).

Horizon Europe is proposed as the most ambitious research and innovation funding programme ever. It will continue to drive Europe’s scientific excellence through the European Research Council and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges and draw on the scientific advice, technical support and dedicated research of the Joint Research Centre (JRC). And it will add a new level of ambition and boost the scientific, economic and societal impact of EU funding.

Horizon Europe - Euresearch Factsheet

Preliminary structure of Horizon Europe:


What is new?

  • Overview of the European Research and Innovation Days 2020
  • Next to plenary sessions, dedicated hub sessions and workshops, the Commission will award four prestigious European prices to game-changing innovators and ideas over the next two days:
  1. The EU prize for Women Innovators 2020
  2. The European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award
  3. The Horizon Impact Award
  4. The European Innovation Council Horizon Prize for Affordable Tech for Humanitarian Aid
  • Wrap-up video of the Research and Innovation Days 2020 - some of the best moments from the event; also the winner ceremony of Ms Derouazi from Amal Theapeutics (Swiss SME) is visible winning the EU prize for Women Innovators 2020.

  • The European Innovation Council: one-stop shop to bring the most promising ideas from lab to real world application and support the most innovative start-ups and companies to scale up their ideas. It will provide direct support to innovators through two main funding instruments, one for early stages and the other for development and market deployment.

  • EU-wide R&I missions: ambitious, bold goals to tackle issues that affect our daily lives. The 5 defined missions are in the areas of cancer, carbon neutral cities, climate, ocean and soil. They will be co-designed with citizens, stakeholders, the European Parliament and Member States.

  • Open Science will become the modus operandi of Horizon Europe. It will go beyond the open access policy of Horizon 2020 and require open access to publications, data, and to research data management plans.  

  • A new generation of European Partnerships: Horizon Europe will streamline the number of partnerships that the EU co-programmes or co-funds with partners like industry, civil society and funding foundations.

  • Simpler rules: This will increase  legal certainty and reduce  administrative burden for beneficiaries and  programme administrators.

Presentation Outlining Horizon Europe

Based on the Commission Proposal for Horizon Europe, the common understanding between co-legislators and the Partial General Approach, both approved in April 2019:

Horizon Europe - Investing to Shape our Future

The Commission's Proposal for Horizon Europe

How the Commission's proposal for Horizon Europe was designed, legal framework, factsheets and reports.

The Commission's Proposal for Horizon Europe


Source: European Commission