The European Commission has adopted Horizon Europe’s work program for the period 2021-2022. The program outlines the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of EUR 14.7 billion in funding.
These investments will help accelerate the green and digital transitions and will contribute to sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and to EU resilience against future crises, the European Commission writes in a press release.
Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, said: “This Horizon Europe work programme will support European researchers, deliver top quality, excellent research and innovation, for the benefit of us all. Covering the full research and innovation cycle, from the lab to the market, it will bring researchers and innovators from all over the world closer together, to address the issues we are facing.”
More than four out of ten euros – a total of 5.8 billion euros – will be invested in research and innovation to support The European Green Deal, the Union’s commitment to make the EU the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The funds will support projects that promote science on climate change and developing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “Horizon Europe is now fully open for business: I would like to encourage researchers and innovators from all over the EU to apply and find solutions to improve our daily lives.”Related content: