Horizon Europe (2021-2027) is a research and innovation program replaces Horizon 2020. The Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020.

Novelties in Horizon Europe Programme

Upcoming perspective’s aims are

to strengthen the EU’s scientific and technological bases and the European Research Area (ERA)

to boost Europe’s innovation capacity, competitiveness and jobs

to deliver on citizens’ priorities and sustain our socioeconomic model and values.

Programme structure

The process will identify, among other things

  • key areas for research and innovation support and their targeted impact
  • European partnerships
  • missions
  • areas of international cooperation

Missions in Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. 

New approach to European Partnerships


Simple architecture and toolbox

Coherent life-cycle approach

Strategic orientation

International Cooperation

Tackling together global societal challenges; access to the world’s best talents, expertise and resources; enhanced supply and demand of innovative solutions.

Open Science across the programme

Better dissemination and exploitation of R&I results and support to active engagement of society.

Mandatory Open Access to publications: beneficiaries shall ensure that they or the authors retain sufficient intellectual property rights to comply with open access requirements.

Open Access to research data ensured: in line with the principle “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”; Mandatory Data Management Plan for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) and Open Research Data.