Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Research Infrastructures

22/12/2016
Swiss researchers and organisations will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with entities from EU Member States and other associated countries. This is because on 1 January 2017, Switzerland will become fully associated to Horizon 2020. Until now, Switzerland has only been associated to parts of the programme. Read more
17/01/2017
What’s your action plan? If you are planning to run the marathon or just go for a walk, chances are that your approach is completely different. We want to give you some ideas on how to increase your outreach and learn from successful EU-funded projects. Read more
02/12/2016

For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring. The second Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2015.

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05/10/2016
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2016 has been awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for the design of the world's smallest - molecular - machines. All three laureates have participated in EU-funded research projects, and Bernard L. Feringa is also a recipient of two prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grants. Read more
19/09/2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) today signed an EU-backed loan agreement worth 250 million Swiss francs (€230 million). Read more
12/09/2016
As part of its update of EU copyright rules, the European Commission today proposed a copyright exception that would permit researchers to analyse on a large scale scientific data to which they have lawful access. Read more
28th European Union Contest for Young Scientists
07/09/2016
The European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists, an initiative of the European Commission, was set up to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. Read more
FET-Open in Numbers
02/09/2016
What is the SME involvement in FET-Open projects? Which disciplines receive funding? How many participants does a typical FET-Open project have? Check out facts and figures on the first FET-Open call 2014/15. Read more
25/07/2016
Today, the European Commission announced an investment of €8.5 billion to be released during 2017 into research and innovation, following an update to the Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme. Read more
25/07/2016
Spanning seven years (2014 to 2020) and working with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever. Read more

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