Policy and strategy

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

The aim of this area of Horizon Europe is to generate high-quality scientific evidence for good public policies.

New initiatives and proposals for EU legislation need transparent, comprehensive and balanced evidence, whereas implementation of policies needs evidence to measure and monitor progress.

The JRC will provide EU policies with independent scientific evidence and technical support throughout the policy cycle. The JRC focuses its research on EU policy priorities.

The work programme for this area will support a number of the orientations defined in the Horizon Europe strategic plan. 

Areas of intervention

  • strengthening the knowledge base for policy making
  • health 
  • culture, creativity and inclusive society
  • digital, industry and space;
  • climate, energy and mobility
  • food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment
  • innovation, economic development, and competitiveness
  • scientific excellence
  • territorial development and support for EU countries and regions

Policy information

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Apply for funding

All funding information and details on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal

Work programme

Funding opportunities under Horizon Europe are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available.

The work programme for this area is expected in mid-June 2021.