About HORIZON 2020

The framework programme HORIZON 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). HORIZON 2020, seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, build on 7th Framework programme.


By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.


The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.


Official website of HORIZON 2020



Structure of HORIZON 2020

Seven programme sections of HORIZON 2020:

    • Excellent Science
    • Industrial Leadership
    • Societal Challenges
    • Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
    • Science with and for Society
    • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
    • Euratom

Some of them are structured to work programmes.

Complete structure of HORIZON 2020 is here.



Work programmes of HORIZON 2020

Final versions of work programmes are here.


Selected work programmes:


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