Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 
Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020

Horizon 2020 is the new European Programme for research and innovation. Compared to the VII FP for Research and Technological Development – predecessor of Horizon 2020 - the new programme introduces new important features, for instance the inclusion of former distinct programmes such as the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

Contacts and reservations

The budget proposal is around € 70.2 bln, which is be earmarked as follows, according to the Programme's Structure:

  • Excellent Science: 31.73% (ERC: 17%; Marie Curie Actions: 8%; Future and Emerging Technologies: 3,5%, of which 1,4% will be earmarked to FET Open; European Research Infrastructures: 3,23%);
  • Industrial Leadership: 22.09% (Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: 17,6%; Access to risk finance: 3.69%; Innovation in SMEs: 0.8%);
  • Societal Challenges: 38.53% (Health, demographic change and wellbeing: 9%; Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and inland water research and the bioeconomy: 5%; Secure, clean and efficient Energy: 7%; Smart green and integrated Transport: 8%; Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials: 4%; Europe in a changing world:1.7%; Secure Societies: 2%).

Horizon 2020 entered into force on January 1st, 2014.