• helps manage parts of Horizon 2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation
  • runs research projects supported under Horizon 2020 and FP7, its predecessor 
  • provides support to its clients - funding applicants, beneficiaries and independent experts
  • keeps close contact with beneficiaries of EU funds
  • manages the European Commission Research Enquiry Service, which answers questions from grant applicants, EU-funded researchers and the public
  • supports independent experts evaluating project proposals competing for EU research funds, and helps with the legal and financial validation of programme participants


Project funding opportunities

Horizon 2020

REA manages:

7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) 

REA is managing around 11,000 projects under FP7 in these areas:


Legal basis and governance of the Research Executive Agency

Plans and reports

Activity report showing achievements, initiatives and resources used during the year

Annual Budgets 

Commission annual work programme

Leadership and organisation

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