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 attracts. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Open to everyone, H2020 aims at securing Europe’s global competitiveness by ensuring that Europe produces world-class science and remove barriers to innovation in 22 areas such as key enabling technologies, ICT research & innovation, energy or health.


Focus areas

  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Aquatic Resources
  • Bio-based Industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • Environment & Climate Action
  • Food & Healthy Diet
  • Funding Researchers
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Research & Innovation
  • Innovation
  • Mobility
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Ageing society & wellbeing
  • Security and safety
  • International Cooperation
  • Key Enabling Technologies
  • Partnerships with Industry and Member States
  • Raw Materials
  • Research Infrastructures
  • Security
  • SMEs
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Society
  • Space
  • Transport
More information on these areas, available here


H2020 opens calls for project proposals throughout the year. More information is available here

H2020 Contacts

Public Authority contact

More info here.