Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 – Community Framework Program for Research & Innovation, with a global budget of over 77 billion euros for the period 2014-2020, is the European Community’s largest instrument specifically geared towards supporting research, through co-financing from research, innovation and demonstration projects. Financial support is granted on the basis of competing competitions and through an independent evaluation process of the proposals submitted.

The H2020 consists of three programmatic pillars with different scopes:

  • Pillar I – Scientific Excellence (with around 32% of the total budget);
  • Pillar II – Industrial Leadership (corresponding to approximately 22% of the budget);
  • Pillar III – Societal Challenges (with approximately 39% of the total budget).

The H2020 also has about 2% of its total budget as a financial contribution to the European Commission’s Joint Research Center.

In addition to these three pillars, there are other instruments that represent a total of about 6% of the H2020 budget.

Additionally, the EURATOM program, aimed at activities in the area of ​​nuclear energy, has a budget, under the H2020, of 2.37 million euros for the period 2014-2020.

Other current Funding Programmes

Connecting Europe Facility

Connecting Europe Facility

Supports the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services.

Space

Space

Will enable the European space research community to develop innovative space technologies and operational concepts.

EUREKA

EUREKA

Promotes and supports market-oriented international R&D&I project generation.

EU Defence Programme

EU Defence Programme

The programme will co-finance the joint development of defence products and technologies.

Erasmus+

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.