Programme Horizon 2020

H2020Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

It is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly 80 billion of euros available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.

Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available. The work programmes are prepared by the European Commission within the framework provided by the Horizon 2020 legislation and through a strategic programming process integrating EU policy objectives in the priority setting.