Horizon Europe is a 7-year European Union scientific research effort that will succeed the current Horizon 2020 programme as well as previous Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development.
The European Commission issued a presentation describing Horizon Europe in 23 languages in August 2019. Horizon Europe, as proposed by the Commission, is a 100-billion-euro research and innovation initiative that will supersede Horizon 2020.
Horizon Europe is the European Union’s main research and innovation financing initiative, with a budget of €95.5 billion. It combats climate change, contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and strengthens the EU’s competitiveness and growth. While addressing global concerns, the initiative encourages collaboration and improves the effect of research and innovation in designing, supporting, and implementing EU policies. It promotes the creation and dissemination of superior knowledge and technology. Within a reinforced European Research Area, it produces employment, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, increases economic development, enhances industrial competitiveness, and maximises investment effect. Participation is open to legal entities from the EU and related countries. Horizon Europe will include research and innovation missions in order to improve the efficiency of financing by pursuing well-defined goals. The Commission has enlisted the help of policy experts to create research, case studies, and reports on how to implement a mission-driven policy approach.