The EU's funding program for research and innovation

On June 15, 2021, the official starting signal was given for the new EU research framework programme Horizon Europe, which, as the successor to Horizon 2020, will cover the entire chain from basic research to innovation to the market with a volume of almost 100 billion euros in the period 2021 to 2027. Horizon Europe aims to make Europe greener and more digital, as well as more innovative, resilient and participatory.

The programme includes:

The Research Service provides advice and support on questions related to application and project implementation.

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The next era of European research funding

General information

♦ The following pages provide detailed information on individual and collaborative research in the EU funding programme Horizon Europe:

  • European Commission (here)
  • "Funding and Tender Portal" for calls for proposals (here)
  • European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi) (here)
  • Portal of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (here) (German only)
  • National Contact Points (NKS) (here) (German only)

♦ National and regional measures for proposal support can be found on the following sites:

  • Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) (here) (German only)
  • BMBF (here) (German only)

Events - Webinars

On the websites of the EU Office (BMBF) (German only) and the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KOWI) you will find a comprehensive calendar of events with information and training opportunities.


  • Introduction: Horizon Europe at a glance (English presentation) (here)
  • Document Library: Horizon Europe Info Days 2021, June 28th - July 16th (here)
  • Rules of Participation in Horizon Europe (KOWI) (here)
  • Programme Guide (European Commission) (here)

Videos - Tutorials

  • European Commission: Webinar - How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe (Part 1, Part 2)
  • European Commission: Horizon Europe Info Days 2021, June 28th - July 16th (here)
  • European Commission: Horizon Europe Mission-Videos (here)
  • Intro-Video: Looking to finance a project or do business with the EU? (here)
  • ERC Executive Agency: Video-Serie - ERC Classes (here)
  • ERC Executive Agency: Video-Serie - ERC Research Funding Playlist (here)

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Contact in the research service

  • Dipl.-Oec. Anke Zerm
  • Dr. Susanne Hinck