Skip to main content

About the programme

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.

It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports the creation and better diffusion of excellent knowledge and technologies.

It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talent pool, boosts economic growth, promotes industrial competitiveness and optimises investment impact within a strengthened European Research Area.

Legal entities from the EU and associated countries can participate.

Programme website

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Open and upcoming calls for proposal under Horizon Europe.

Learn how to propose a project, and how the project selection process works.

Learn more about the types of opportunities available through this programme, and who can apply.

Calls for tender

Open and upcoming calls for tender related to Horizon Europe.

Funded projects and results

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Programme features

Programme duration


Lead Directorate-General
Predecessor programme

Horizon 2020

Management mode

Direct and indirect management

MFF heading

Single Market, Innovation and Digital


Research and Innovation

Climate contribution

35% () (target)

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 93.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion under NGEU () (current prices)

Relevant regulation