What is Horizon Europe?

The EU Research and Innovation Programme for a Green, Healthy, Digital and Inclusive Europe will run from 2021 until 2027, with a total budget of €95.5 billion. Horizon Europe aims to boost growth, trade and investment and to create a significant social and environmental impact.

Horizon Europe will:

  • Maximise its impact and deliver on the EU’s strategic priorities, such as the recovery, green and digital transitions, and tackles global challenges to improve the quality of our daily lives;
  • Strengthen excellent EU science and technology by increasing investment in highly skilled people and cutting-edge research;
  • Foster the EU’s industrial competiveness and its innovation performance, notably supporting market-creating innovation via the European Innovation Council and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology; Enhance access to excellence for researchers across Europe to foster participation and collaboration, as well as promoting gender balance.


Horizon Europe’s Missions

Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. Five mission areas have been identified, each with a dedicated mission board and assembly. The board and assembly help specify, design, and implement the specific missions which will launch under Horizon Europe in 2021.

How to apply?

Research and innovation provide new knowledge and innovative solutions to overcome our societal, ecological and economic challenges. Horizon Europe helps researchers and top-class innovators to develop and deploy their ideas. It supports excellent science by teaming up the best talent and equipping them with world-class infrastructures. Moreover, it supports breakthrough innovations and helps to create new services and markets.

Work programmes announce the specific research and innovation areas that will be funded. The forthcoming calls for proposals will be accessible through the one-stop-shop Funding and Tenders Portal. When ready each call gives more precise information on the research and innovation issues that applicants for funding should address in their proposals.

For further information on the Horizon programme in Ireland check https://www.horizon2020.ie/.