Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe development continues to evolve, this page will be updated periodically but for up to date information please contact the UK Research Office (UKRO) in Brussels.

Horizon Europe (2021-2027) is a €100 billion programme due to launch on 1 January 2021, built on the success of the EU's past flagship research and innovation programmes, such as Horizon 2020. It will continue to drive Europe's scientific excellence through European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges, and draw on the scientific advice, technical support and dedicated research of the Joint Research Centre.

The new programme will be implemented through three pillars:

Proposed structure of Horizon Europe

 Proposed structure of Horizon Europe

Proposed structure of Horizon Europe

Pillar 1 - Open Science

  • European Research Council
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
  • Infrastructures

Pillar 2 - Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness

  • Clusters
    • Health
    • Inclusive and secure society
    • Digital and industry
    • Climate, energy and mobility
    • Food and nature resource
  • Joint Research Centre

Pillar 3 - Open Innovation

  • European Innovation Centre
  • European innovation ecosystems
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Strengthening the European Research Area

  • Sharing excellence
  • Reforming and enhancing the European R&I system

A complete overview of the proposed structure can be found in the EU funding factsheet (PDF) - external link.

See the UK position paper on FP9 (PDF) - external link and the UK-EU Future Partnership Paper (PDF) - external link for further information on the UK position. The latest news from the EU on Article 50 negotiations - external link is also available.