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: 

Horizont Europa - Structure

An essential innovation is the merging of the areas that were located in Horizon 2020 under Pillar 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


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. 

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


You can find further information here:

National Contact Point:   https://www.ffg.at/en/Europe/HorizonEurope, opens an external URL in a new window

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

European Commission:  https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe_en , opens an external URL in a new window