HORIZON EUROPE 2021-2027

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.

News

New Zealand joins Horizon Europe:
The signing of the association agreement is planned for 2023.
This will enable researchers and organizations from New Zealand to participate in Pillar II of Horizon Europe on equal terms with institutions from EU Member States.

  •  More information on the association of New Zealand can be found here.
  •  For the latest information on the status of association of Canada and other third countries, please visit the EU Commission's website.

Hungary: Eligibility of some universities and institutions for Horizon Europe restricted:
As of December 15, 2022, due to Hungary's violations of the fundamental principle of the rule of law, it is no longer possible to conclude Horizon Europe grant agreements with institutions covered by the Academia Act adopted in 2019 or administered through the foundation model established above it. This includes 21 higher education institutions that are now ineligible for Horizon Europe grants. For more information, click here.

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General information

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

  • European Commission (here)
  • Online guide to the Funding and Tender Portal, from proposal preparation and submission to reporting on your ongoing project (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.

Selected events

♦ Online event series of the National Contact Point (NCP) Health on individual proposal parts in Horizon Europe applications:

  • From February 6 - 10, 2023, the NCP Health is hosting a virtual event series on the different application parts in Horizon Europe. Over five consecutive days, the following content will be presented: Part A - Excellence - Impact - Implementation - Clinical Trials.
    The events will provide detailed information on the application template as well as tips on how to write the application parts in Horizon Europe applications for research and innovation activities (RIA). More information and the link to register (open until February 3) can be found here.

♦ Online event of the National Contact Point (NCP) Legal and Financial on legal and financial regulations in Horizon Europe:

  • On February 7, 2023, from 10 am - 2:15 pm, the NCP RuF will host a modular event focusing on the following topics:
    Participation, project participants and consortium agreement in Horizon Europe - Budget planning and payment modalities for proposal submission - Intellectual Property (IP) in Horizon Europe. Further information and the link to the registration can be found here.

♦ Online information event of the EU Commission on lump sum funding in Horizon Europe:

  • On February 9, 2023, from 10 am - 12 pm, Commission experts will present "Lump Sum Funding in Horizon Europe: How does it work? How to write a proposal?", and will explain the principles of project funding through lump sums, provide tips for the application process, and share practical experiences from the implementation of corresponding projects together with other stakeholders. The link to the event website can be found here.

♦ Online workshop of the National Contact Point (NCP) Society on the concept of "SSH Integration" in Cluster 6 in Horizon Europe:

  • On February 14, 2023, from 2 - 3 pm, the NCP Society will present the concept of "SSH integration", i.e. the integration of social science and humanities disciplines into other clusters, and give practical tips on inter- and transdisciplinary work. Further information and the link to the registration can be found here.

♦ "Ask the NCP - Open Exchange at Noon" of the National Contact Point (NCP) Society with helpful "last-minute tips" on applying for Horizon Europe:

  • On February 23, 2023, from 1 - 2 pm, the NCP Society will host a lunchtime open exchange as part of the series "Horizon Europe? Ask the NCP! - Open exchange at noon" helpful "last-minute tips" on how to apply. The link to register can be found here.

♦ Online event of the EU Office of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on submitting applications in collaborative projects in Horizon Europe:

  • On February 28, 2023, from 9:30 am - 3 pm, the EU Office of the BMBF will host the online information event: RP Active - Horizon Europe for Applicants. The aim is to give a good overview of the requirements for submitting an application and to present the necessary documents and processes. Further information and the link to the registration can be found here.

Documents

  • 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)
  • Annotated application form for the calls for Cluster 6 "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment" in Horizon Europe (here)
  • Funding of research in the social sciences and humanities in Cluster 6 of Horizon Europe (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