Horizon Europe is the ambitious EU research & innovation framework programme for 2021-2027 with a budget of €95.5 billion.
Its overarching goals are:
- to strengthen the EU's scientific and technological bases and the European Research Area (ERA);
- to boost Europe's innovation capacity, competitiveness and jobs;
- to deliver on citizen's priorities and sustain our socio-economic model and values.
with a particular focus on creating impact or the European Green Deal, the digital and sustainability transition and recovery from the coronavirus-crisis.
Pillar 1: Excellent Science
- European Research Council
- Marie Sklodawska-Curie Action
- Research Infrastructures
Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
- Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society
- Civil Security for Society
- Digital, Industry and Space
- Climate, Energy and Mobility
- Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment
Pillar 3: Innovative Europe
- European Innovation Council
- European Innovation ecosystems
- European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Within the clusters of pillar II, Horizon Europe incorporates missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets with a concrete impact on citizen’s daily lives.
The aim is to achieve bold, inspirational and measurable goals within a set timeframe.
The following 5 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:
- Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation
- Climate-neutral and smart cities
- Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
- Soil health and food