“Horizon 2020” has become a success story with European added value and demonstrable benefits. Building on this, “Horizon Europe” will continue to support the entire research and innovation cycle and is expected to be one of the largest funding programs for research and innovation worldwide, even more extensive than “Horizon 2020”.
Citizens are to be more involved and the positive benefits of research and innovation – for example, through advances in health or the environment – communicated even more clearly. The “missions” with clearly defined goals also serve this purpose. The term of “Horizon Europe” begins on January 1, 2021 and ends on December 31, 2027.
The new “Horizon Europe” program is based on three pillars: