Horizon Europe

Framework programme for research and innovation 2021–2027

In June 2018, the European Commission proposed a total budget allocation of €100 billion to
finance science, research and innovation projects during the 2021-2027 period, of which the vast
majority, €94.1 billion in current prices, would be allocated to the Horizon Europe framework
programme. The main aims are to strengthen science and technology, to foster industrial
competiveness, and to implement the sustainable development goals in the EU. Horizon Europe
would introduce new features such as the European Innovation Council, missions to promote
research results, and new forms of partnerships. Horizon Europe also aims at reducing
administrative burdens and promoting the concept of open science. More operational synergies are
expected through better linkage with other EU programmes, such as cohesion policy (e.g. the
European Social Fund), the Digital Europe programme, and the new European Defence Fund.