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The European Commission for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s 80 billion research and innovation programme. Worth more than 15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe’s knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people’s lives. This includes 12 areas that will be a focus for action in 2014/2015, including topics such as personalised healthcare, digital security and smart cities.

For the first time, the Commission has indicated funding priorities over two years, providing researchers and businesses with more certainty than ever before on the direction of EU research policy. Most calls from the 2014 budget are already open for submissions as of today, with more to follow over the course of the year. Calls in the 2014 budget alone are worth around 7.8 billion, with funding focused on the three key pillars of Horizon 2020:

- Excellent Science: Around 3 billion, including 1.7 billion for grants from the European Research Council for top scientists and 800 million for Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships for younger researchers.

- Industrial Leadership: 1.8 billion to support Europe’s industrial leadership in areas like ICT, nanotechnologies, advanced manufacturing, robotics, biotechnologies and space.

- Societal challenges: 2.8 billion for innovative projects addressing Horizon 2020′s seven societal challenges, broadly: health; agriculture, maritime and bioeconomy; energy; transport; climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; reflective societies; and security.

For more information:

Horizon2020 website

Work programmes on the different sections

Horizon2020 Participants Portal

Information Days on different priorities and challenges of Horizon2020 (with presentations and video streaming):


Bulgarian National Launch event for Horizon2020, 17 February 2014, Sofia

Information Day for Horizon 2020 Call 1 and 2 Objective: ICT 23 and ICT 24 Robotics, 13-14 January 2014, Luxemburg

ICT Information events (Ideal-ist calendar)

Already held with uploaded presentations and video records:

Energy Information Day, Horizon 2020 – 2014-2015 calls, 5 December 2013, Brussels 

Open Info Day – Horizon 2020 ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’, 22 November 2013, Brussels

Transport Information Day, 18 December 2013, Brussels

Information Days on the Research PPPs on Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings, Green Vehicles and Sustainable Process Industry, Brussels, 16-17 December 2013

“SMEs in Horizon 2020″: European Commission Information Days, 18 October and 25 November 2013

Information Days on Space

Environment InfoDay on 2014 Calls – HORIZON 2020, SC5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

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