Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe succeeds the European Framework Programme for Research Horizon 2020 and covers the period 2021 to 2027, focusing on Europe's desire to remain or become a world leader in research and innovation.

Structure of Horizon Europe


Structure of Horizon Europe

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Table in blue tones illustrating the funding structure of Horizon Europe


An essential innovation is the merging of the areas that were located in Horizon 2020 under pillars two (Industrial leadership) and three (Societal Challenges) into thematic clusters in pillar two.

Further changes are planned:

  • key areas for research and innovation support and their targeted impact
  • European partnerships
  • Areas of international cooperation
  • missions

areas of international cooperation


Mission areas

Five mission areas have been identified, each with a dedicated mission board and assembly. They will help specify, design and implement specific missions in Horizon Europe. 

  • Mission area: Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation
  • Mission area: Cancer
  • Mission area: Climate-neutral and smart cities
  • Mission area: Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
  • Mission area: Soil health and food


You can find further information here:

National Contact Point: https://www.ffg.at/content/horizon-europe-struktur-details, opens an external URL in a new window

EC: https://ec.europa.eu/info/horizon-europe-next-research-and-innovation-framework-programme_en, opens an external URL in a new window

European Council: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/de/policies/horizon-europe/#, opens an external URL in a new window


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