The European Union has the objective of strengthening its scientific and technological bases by achieving a European Research Area in which researchers, knowledge and technology circulate freely. More effective national research systems, together with Horizon 2020 shall help to provide answers to the European societal challenges ahead.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Find out more about all available funding schemes at the Horizon 2020 Information Page of the European Commission.
The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020.