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Funding Opportunities H2020 online manual

Find the European Union funding opportunities and search for new or closed calls of the programmes described on this page.

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget. The first calls for proposals for Horizon 2020 were published on 11 December 2013. Its simplified rules and submission and grant management tools should facilitate participants' tasks. For practical guidance, see the H2020 online manual.

H2020 supports SMEs with a new instrument that runs throughout various funded research and innovation fields, so it should be easy for SMEs to find opportunities in many calls.

H2020 also aims to enhance EU international research cooperation so there are more opportunities for Third Country participation.

Having built H2020 around the main societal challenges like an ageing population, food security, energy efficiency, the EU attaches high importance to integrate social sciences and humanities into the work programme.

Another important priority of the Commission is to ensure gender is embedded in the design of Horizon 2020 project proposals.

FP7 and CIP - previous programmes

FP7 and CIP are previous instruments to fund research and innovation activities in Europe for the period 2007 to 2013. You can view closed calls information of these programmes.


Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME) will run from 2014 to 2020, with a planned budget of €2.3bn. It will facilitate SME access to finance, create supportive environment for business creation, help small businesses operate outside their home countries and improve their access to markets.


The Third Health Programme will run from 2014 to 2020, with a planned budget of 449 million EUR. It will support actions that complement, support and add value to the policies of the Member States to improve the health of EU citizens and reduce health inequalities by promoting health, encouraging innovation in health, increasing the sustainability of health systems and protecting Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats.


The Multiannual Consumer Programme 2014-2020 has a planned budget of 188 million EUR. It will support actions that ensure a high level of consumer protection, that empower consumers and that place the consumer at the heart of the internal market.

Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)

RFCS provides funding for high quality research projects which support the competitiveness of the European coal and steel industries.

Other Funding Opportunities

This page lists additional research activities, initiatives executed by several Member States or joint programmes, co-funded calls, thematic opportunities, and intergovernmental actions.
From this section you can also enter the TED site where the EU calls for tenders, including H2020 tenders, are published.