Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the biggest EU funding programme for research and innovation. It covers the period from 2014 to 2020. The overall budget of H2020 is almost €80 billion.

H2020 is the EUs tool for implementing its policy, supporting and stimulating smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

Research and innovation lies at the heart of H2020 at is focused around three areas: excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges.

H2020 is run on the basis of the multi-annual Work Programmes. The third Work Programme was announced in October 2017 and covers the period from 2018 to 2020. Work Programmes for the year 2020 include not only the old topics of the H2020 but also the new ones, in an effort to bridge H2020 Work Programme with the successor framework programme.

Horizon 2020. Structure.

Excellent Science

Industrial Leadership

Societal Challenge

European Research Council

Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies

Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Frontier research by the best individual teams (ERA) - Space

Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy

Future and Emerging Technologies

- Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, Biotechnologies

Secure, clean and efficient energy

Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation - ICT

Smart, green and integrated transport

Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

Access to Risk Finance

Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

Opportunities for training and career development Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation

Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Research Infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures

Innovation in SMEs

Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

Ensuring access to world-class facilities Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs  
Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
Science with and for Society
European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot
Focus Areas
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)


More information:

UiS Prosjekthåndbok (in Norwegian)

UiS H2020 projects:

Sist oppdatert av Hildegard Nortvedt (05.03.2018)

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