Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Summary

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Description

Horizon Europe promotes excellence and provide valuable support to leading researchers and innovators in advancing the systemic change needed to ensure a green, healthy and resilient Europe.

The programme promotes scientific excellence through the European Research Council (ERC) to enable top researchers to expand their knowledge to meet our economic and social challenges. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Scholarships and Exchanges will help the best talent among young researchers to expand their knowledge and skills. Europe will benefit from the scientific advice, technical support and research of the Joint Research Center (JRC), the Commission’s Office for Science and Knowledge.

The programme will also support collaborative research on the social challenges facing Europe and strengthen technological and industrial capacity through clusters covering the full range of global challenges. At the same time, a number of European partnerships will encourage broad public and private sector involvement, covering critical areas such as energy, transport, biodiversity, health, food and cyclicality.

Horizon Europe will also encourage participation in research, reduce the research-innovation gap and strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) through a wide range of measures to support countries with low research-innovation performance, for example through the establishment of centres of excellence, the improvement of their skills and the facilitation of collaborative links.

In addition, the programme will introduce new features, such as the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the EU missions. The EIC, which is already running on a pilot phase, will receive a budget of over €10 billion to support emerging and revolutionary innovations from SMEs, start-ups and mid-cap companies and will complement the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

European missions will focus on ambitious, time-bound and achievable goals for solving common European challenges. The goals to be achieved by 2030 are the following:

  • saving 3 million lives from cancer,
  • 100 climate-neutral cities,
  • healthy oceans, seas and inland waters,
  • healthy soils and food,
  • areas resistant to climate change.

Particular attention will also be paid to coordinating activities funded through Horizon Europe with those supported by other EU programmes, such as InvestEU, Erasmus+, the funds under the EU cohesion policy umbrella, Digital Europe, the Connecting Europe Facility and the Recovery and Resilience Facility, to promote faster dissemination at national and regional level and to exploit the results of research and innovation.
Importantly, for the first time in the history of the framework programme, regions can, on a voluntary basis, transfer part of their regional funding to Horizon Europe for use in research and innovation activities in their region.

Total Budget

€ 95.5 billion

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

From 20% to 100%.

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Information Technology
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Other Services
  • Processing
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Development
  • Rehabilitation of Architectural Heritage
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights
  • Space
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Urban Development
  • Water - Management of Water Resources

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • National Contact Points - NCPs
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Call Opening Date

01/01/2021

Call Closing Date

31/12/2027

National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
Address:
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia, P.B. 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22205000
Fax: +357 22205001
Email: support@research.org.cy
Websitehttps://www.research.org.cy/en/

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • The European Social Innovation Competition 2024

    Opened

    Code: 33281 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2024-EUSIC-PRIZES-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 09/04/2024 | End submission calls: 11/06/2024

    The European Social Innovation Competition aims at raising awareness about social innovation across a wide audience, sparking the creation of new socially innovative ideas, creating a network of like-minded practitioners and supporting finalists to transform their ideas into structured businesses.

  • EIT Urban Mobility - Business Plan 2023 - 2025 - Main Innovation Open Call 2025 - Mobility for more liveable urban spaces

    Opened

    Code: 33256 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 04/04/2024 | End submission calls: 04/06/2024

    At EIT Urban Mobility, the mission is to accelerate change towards a sustainable mobility model for liveable urban spaces. In the current context of climate emergency, the objective is to support the community of innovators to develop solutions that help mitigate and adapt to climate change and, at the same time, improve the quality of life in our cities, create jobs and strengthen the European mobility sector. To this end, the primary emphasis of Innovation Programme for 2023-2025 is to radically advance commercially viable solutions/services/products that support this mission and these goals.

    The aim for this call is to strategically select projects that complement the existing portfolio by addressing new sectors, business models, technological advances or market demands.

  • Competence Hub Long-term Open Call

    Opened

    Code: 33164 | Identifier Code: EITUM-BP23-25 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 14/03/2024 | End submission calls: 14/05/2024

    EIT Urban Mobility’s Competence Hub focuses on developing high-quality, innovative, and adaptable training courses for mobility professionals and organisations interested in reskilling/upskilling with a view to making cities more livable and mobility more efficient and sustainable.

  • The European Capital of Innovation Awards 2024 (iCapital)

    Opened

    Code: 33103 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2024-ICAPITAL-PRIZE-02-1 / HORIZON-EIC-2024-ICAPITAL-PRIZE-02-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 05/03/2024 | End submission calls: 18/06/2024

    The European Capital of Innovation Awards aim to champion inspiring cases of municipality-enabled innovation flourishing in cities.

    The Awards will feature two categories:

    • European Capital of Innovation 2024 category.
    • European Rising Innovative 2024 City category.

  • Startup Europe

    Opened

    Code: 32221 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIE-2024-CONNECT-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) | Start submission calls: 11/01/2024 | End submission calls: 25/04/2024

    This action will connect local digital and deep tech start-up ecosystems and support cross-border acceleration activities for start-ups that demonstrate traction (i.e. market-product fit or at least a seed round raised). Among the start-up ecosystems to be connected, specific attention will be given to the inclusion of ecosystems in ‘moderate’ or ‘emerging’ innovator countries and/or regions.

  • The African Union-European Union Innovation Platform

    Opened

    Code: 32219 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIE-2024-CONNECT-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) | Start submission calls: 11/01/2024 | End submission calls: 25/04/2024

    The action funded under this topic will have the objective of supporting the implementation of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda.

    The aim of the topic will be to foster the links and networks between innovation stakeholders from the AU and EU innovation ecosystems, also including the social innovation dimension.

  • Development of technical and business solutions to optimise the circularity, resilience, and sustainability of the European battery value chain (Batt4EU Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32183 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic focuses on the development of technical and business solutions to optimise the circularity, resilience, and sustainability of the European battery value chain.

    Proposals should cover at least two of three scope categories (business models, cross-industry tools, sustainable design) and at least three bullet points.

  • Smart grid-ready buildings

    Closed

    Code: 32181 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    There is a need to deliver solutions to improve the interoperability of European buildings with energy carriers (e.g. electricity grid, district heating networks) and with non-energy services (e.g. mobility). This will allow buildings to play an active role in the energy system integration.

  • Assessment of air pollutant emissions from low-carbon fuels in the heavy-duty, aviation, and maritime sectors

    Closed

    Code: 32179 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-18 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic is focused on the assessment of air pollutant emissions from low-carbon fuels in the heavy-duty, of aviation and maritime sectors.

  • Emerging energy technologies for a climate neutral Europe

    Closed

    Code: 32176 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic focusses on the development of novel bottom-up technological solutions with breakthrough potential across all parts of the energy sector value chain, as well as all energy-related aspects in the transport sector.

  • Structuring the Waterborne transport sector, including through changed business and industrial models in order to achieve commercial zero-emission waterborne transport (ZEWT Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32173 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-16 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    There is a need to objectively analyse the segments of the waterborne transport sector, and within each segment characterize the business models, identify the barriers to the take up innovative low and zero-emission waterborne transport solutions and in cooperation with the stakeholders to propose commercial models which can provide a better incentive for increasing the investment in low or zero-emission solutions in the European waterborne transport sector.

    This topic focuses on the structuring of the Waterborne transport sector, through changed business and industrial models in order to achieve commercial zero-emission waterborne transport.

  • Furthering the development of a materials acceleration platform for sustainable batteries (combining AI, big data, autonomous synthesis robotics, high throughput testing) (Batt4EU Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32171 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    The aim is to integrate advanced multi-scale computational modelling, materials synthesis, characterisation and testing to perform closed-loop autonomous materials findings and interphase engineering that would accelerate by at least a factor of five the discovery of new battery chemistries with ultra-high performances.

  • Advanced sustainable and safe pre-processing technologies for End-of-Life (EoL) battery recycling (Batt4EU Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32169 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    The current EOL LIB recycling technologies are focused on improving the recovering efficiency of Cobalt that is the most valuable material. However, other no-Co battery contents need to be extracted in one go to develop recycling processes with economic, societal and environmental perspectives.

    The goal is to develop and integrate new advanced pre-processing concepts that enable more efficient and safe technologies for recycling EoL LIBs. Substantial improvements should be achieved in the processes environmental and economic viability and in the circular economy, narrowing the sustainability gaps in the whole battery recyclates pre-treatment.

  • Non-Li Sustainable Batteries with European Supply Chains for Stationary Storage (Batt4EU Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32166 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    Non-lithium-based batteries have the potential to provide solutions for integration of renewables by providing energy storage solutions, either stand-alone, or as part of larger grid. Proposals are invited for projects which advance the development of non-Li battery systems, show their potential to be manufactured at scale at a cost the market will bear, and which meet regulatory requirements (including regulations for the recycling/re-use of batteries).

  • Coordinating and supporting the combined activities of member and associated states towards the objectives of the Zero Emission Waterborne Transport partnership so as to increase synergies and impact (ZEWT Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32164 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-17 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic focuses on the coordination and support of combined activities of member and associated states towards the objectives of the Zero Emission Waterborne Transport (ZEWT) partnership so as to increase synergies and impact.

    Valuable coordination between national and European research was established, including the waterborne transport sector. The benefits from synergies towards the achievement of common goals, align with the objectives of the ZEWT partnership.

  • Alternative heating systems for efficient, flexible and electrified heat generation in industry

    Closed

    Code: 32162 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    Alternative forms of energy such as for example ultrasound, microwaves, plasma, infrared, visible and ultraviolet radiations, are unconventional and contactless heat sources, that create the possibility of new, efficient and flexible processes, in that they are applied precisely where they are needed and with shortened reaction times. They are key enablers for switching processes from fossil energy to renewable or low-carbon energy sources, and can contribute to increasing their energy efficiency, thereby reducing fossil fuel imports dependency.

    They provide higher production flexibility, allowing variable throughputs to better follow market demand and enabling leaner production paradigms (e.g. decreased stock, production on demand), as well as flexibility for the electricity grid via demand response. Furthermore, such technologies are suitable for downscaling, which can be an advantage in some cases (e.g. local waste or biomass feedstock processing).

  • Advanced digitalisation and modelling utilizing operational and other data to support zero emission waterborne transport (ZEWT Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32160 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-15 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic focuses on advanced digitalisation and modelling utilizing operational and to other data to support zero emission waterborne transport.

    Specifically, the higher levels of integration between different functions of an Integrated Green Vessel DT (e.g. during design and operation of waterborne transport assets) require both complex multi-physics simulations and advanced levels of data organisation. This leads to the need for higher computational efficiency to meet future requirements in terms of accuracy, and the integration of the digital representation of suitable technologies for the transformation of vessels into “Green Vessels” within an Integrated Green DT that will aim to improve the vessels environmental performance.

  • Demonstrating efficient fully DC electric grids within waterborne transport for large ship applications (ZEWT Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32158 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-14 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    The application of DC grids on-board has already started and will grow significantly because of its promising aspects such as reduction of complexity, increased modularity and improved integration. However, further progress is required to unlock the full potential of an on-board DC grid for large ship applications (over 5000 GT) addressing the entire network for both primary and secondary (auxiliary) distribution system, taking into account the various on-board applications of ship’s electrification systems (e.g. high-power fuel cells, batteries, etc.) The challenge is to focus not only on secondary distribution, but also on the integration/interconnection of new sustainable primary power systems within a DC grid network serving the entire ship.

  • Demonstration of Technologies to minimise underwater noise generated by waterborne transport (ZEWT Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32156 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-13 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    Whilst on-going research seeks to characterize the underwater radiated noise (URN) which poses the greatest threat to aquatic species and the marine environment as well as characterizing potentially promising solutions to reduce the impacts of URN, the demonstration of technologies to minimize the harmful impacts from waterborne transport URN remains less developed. An important challenge is to predict URN at the design stage to be able to implement less noisy environmentally friendly solutions from an early stage. This challenge is faced both at equipment design level and at the ship integration stage. Consequences of the noise reduction solutions for GHG emissions should be considered.

    Current approaches to the regulation of URN focus on controlled criteria (fixed speed, no waves etc.), whilst ships operate at various speeds, loads and sea states which further complicate the challenge of designing a quiet ship suitable for a wide range of conditions. A further challenge is to be able to operate a noise measurement system on-board which can provide instantaneous information to the crew on the ship’s operational radiated noise.

  • Combining state-of-the-art emission reduction and efficiency improvement technologies in ship design and retrofitting for contributing to the "Fit for 55" package objective by 2030 (ZEWT Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32153 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    Legislative proposals within the EU’s “Fit for 55” package targeting the reduction of waterborne transport emissions will assess emissions reductions based on operational data collected within the framework of the EU’s MRV regulation.
    Contributing to fit for 55 objectives, the challenge is to develop at least three concept vessels which will further improve energy efficiency by at least 20%, compared to a 2022 reference performance for equivalent ships.
    This “design for operation” approach will integrate and combine both operational energy savings and emission reduction technologies.

  • Achieving high voltage, low weight, efficient electric powertrains for sustainable waterborne transport (ZEWT Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32151 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    The voltage level of battery installations on-board vessels is typically limited and within the regulations for low voltage installations. By increasing the voltage level of the on-board distribution system, the energy conversion can achieve higher efficiencies and be more compact, due to the smaller cross-sectional area of conductors and lower losses.
    The necessary regulatory aspects also need to be defined to facilitate market take up for waterborne transport. Although e.g. high-voltage Li-Ion battery packs may be presently applied, the current state-of-the-art still offers solutions that are too heavy to enable electrification of a wider range of larger waterborne transport assets.
    Further study of the adaptation and the on-board integration solutions available for recently developed technologies, such as Li-Ion NMC, LTO, LFP is needed.

    Building on the current state of the art solutions should contribute towards the battery electrification of a wider range of vessel types, for both maritime and inland waterway transport which are characterized by the need for larger battery systems and longer autonomy.

  • Towards a flying testbed for European leadership in aviation

    Closed

    Code: 32148 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic aims at significantly reinforcing the EUs leading position in Aerospace innovation through radical, experimental innovation needed for zero-emission aircraft of the future. By creating a flying, experimental test bed the twin transition of Europe towards a climate neutral and digital society will be accelerated and EU global industrial leadership will be strengthened.

  • Permanently Open Call for Targeted Innovation Projects

    Opened

    Code: 32146 | Identifier Code: EITUM-BP23-25 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 14/12/2023 | End submission calls: 31/12/2025

    This Permanently Open Call will target various topics aimed to address EIT Urban Mobility Innovation portfolio gaps, market failures, emerging trends and technologies, new policies and regulations, and other relevant events.

  • EIC Accelerator 2024 - Short application

    Opened

    Code: 32144 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2024-ACCELERATOR-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 03/01/2024 | End submission calls: 24/12/2024

    The EIC Accelerator focuses in particular on innovations, building on scientific discovery or technological breakthroughs (‘deep tech’) and where significant funding is needed over a long timeframe before returns can be generated (‘patient capital’).

  • EIC Pathfinder Open

    Closed

    Code: 32142 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2024-PATHFINDEROPEN-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 03/01/2024 | End submission calls: 07/03/2024

    The overall objective of the EIC Pathfinder for advanced research is to develop the scientific basis to underpin breakthrough technologies. It provides support for the earliest stages of scientific, technological or deep-tech research and development. Pathfinder projects aim to build on new, cutting-edge directions in science and technology to disrupt a field and a market or create new opportunities by realising innovative technological solutions.

  • Impact monitoring of EU Aviation R&I

    Closed

    Code: 32131 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-09 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic is focused on delivering an impact monitoring toolbox, including preliminary impact assessments, of the European aviation research and innovation, excluding any actions beyond technologies and optimised operations (i.e. use of sustainable aviation fuels and market-based measures).

  • Competitiveness and digital transformation in aviation – advancing further composite aerostructures

    Closed

    Code: 32129 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic focuses on the competitiveness and digital transformation in aviation and the further advancement of composite aerostructures.

  • Accelerating climate neutral aviation, minimising non-CO2 emissions

    Closed

    Code: 32127 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    The integration of data analytics and weather forecasting into advanced decision-support software tools that are able to predict real-time the contrail formation as well as propose alternative paths, are well in-line with the scope of this topic.

    This topic aims to integrate and provide clear operational guidelines supported by validated flight tests. Engine gas and particle emissions characterisation, when data is incomplete or unavailable, is in-line with the scope of this topic.

  • New designs, shapes, functionalities of Light Commercial Vehicles (2ZERO Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32125 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    The main objective of this call is to deliver new urban optimized light commercial zero-emission vehicles with a focus on goods transport, that are affordable, safe, sustainable and reliable and with a strong engagement from freight services users and fleet owners in the definition of requirements and testing. The focus will be to identify and overcome the main barriers for the development of new LCV concepts for urban and sub-urban logistics and freight mobility.

  • Advanced digital development tools to accelerate the development of software defined vehicles that enable zero-emission mobility (2ZERO Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32123 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    This topic focuses on advanced digital development tools to accelerate the development of software defined vehicles that enable zero-emission mobility (2ZERO Partnership).

    Advanced digital tools can enable the mobility industry to efficiently develop and operate software-defined electric vehicles that are key for achieving sustainable mobility solutions.

  • Integrated flexible multipoint megawatt charging systems for electric truck mass deployment (2ZERO Partnership) (2024)

    Closed

    Code: 32121 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    Next generation battery electric vehicles need to be more energy efficient and affordable, which means to keep battery size to the practical minimum. Megawatt charging is then required to meet the demand for long operational range with even shorter charging times.  The present topic covers their evolution towards multi-charger hubs that cater for a widespread deployment of these vehicles on the 2030 horizon. Limited on-board systems optimisation may be included if properly justified. At the same time each charger in these charging hubs will be usable for multiple lighter vehicles with lower power (150-350 kW) during peak times such as weekend or holiday periods, when demand from heavy duty vehicles may be lower. This will also require concepts for topologies capable for accommodating one heavy vehicle or 4-6 light vehicles in each charging spot.

  • Advanced battery system integration for next generation vehicles (2ZERO Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32119 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    In order to reduce the overall cost of electric vehicles modularity, scalability and the development of strategies for their implementation will become increasingly important in the future. With the expected introduction of new cell technologies, specific choices for connections, cooling system concepts and materials for housing will play a crucial role in the battery performance improvements and the battery integration in the vehicle structure. The development and integration of structural, thermal and mechanical aspects (at different levels of modularity or integration) will need to be improved, while exploiting the intrinsic advantages of innovative type of cells.

  • Integration and testing of next generation post-800V electric powertrains (2ZERO Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32117 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    More and more demanding power and application requirements led to an increase of board net HV voltage from an initial 400V level to 800V in the latest electric vehicles, already trickling down to lower categories. Significantly higher voltages (indicatively, in the 1200V region) may be the next logical step and become standard in the next decade, providing benefits in terms of efficiency, copper use and weight. If not properly managed, they could have a constraining impact on the overall architecture especially in terms of DC charging and efficiency for low power use. Thus, new challenges for the powertrain arise in the areas of the motor, battery, cabling, couplers etc. as well as in electromagnetic compatibility and the development and integration of new power semiconductors.

  • Smart, low-cost pervasive stationary slow charging and bi-directional solutions synergic with the grid for EV mass deployment (2ZERO Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 32115 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    Future charging infrastructure deployment should be ubiquitous, and should parallel, with a certain level of anticipation the growth of EV sales. Associated charging solutions should enable seamless processes that are easy, fully interoperable across European country borders and available at any time. The aim of this topic is to enable and improve massive smart on-street low-cost charging of EVs as well as improving the overall efficiency of power supply to the grid, including a space-and-time-oriented prediction and control of the global charging power demand, also enabling and improving smart home and office charging that could be explored by proposals to complement the on-street charging solutions.

  • Low-disruptive renovation processes using integration of prefabricated solutions for energy-efficient buildings

    Closed

    Code: 32113 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/12/2023 | End submission calls: 18/04/2024

    Low-disruptive renovation processes, using prefabricated modules that are quick and easy to apply can play an important role in increasing the renovation rate of the European building stock. Renovation processes should cover the whole workflow from design to offsite manufacture, installation, compliance checking on site and end strategies for maintenance, operation and end of life.

  • Long-term access and preservation infrastructure development for EOSC, including data quality aspects

    Closed

    Code: 32111 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-EOSC-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    In the digital and data driven paradigm promoted by Open Science, data is at the core of the scientific process and its production grows at ever increasing rates.
    Coordination to harmonise practices and standards within and across the different scientific fields and adequate infrastructures are necessary to implement the level of curation and preservation needed and to offer the related services that differ in practice and effort per discipline ant type of data.

    Considering that European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims at addressing many of the challenges faced when dealing with ensuring the long-term preservation of data along with the growing uptake of FAIR principles.

  • Innovative and customizable services for EOSC Exchange

    Closed

    Code: 32109 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-EOSC-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    The aim is to provide researchers with a set of highly innovative new services via the EOSC Exchange. These would exploit, in a structural way, the cloud-based EOSC Core technologies and horizontal European compute and data management capacities that are part of the Minimum Viable EOSC platform in production.

  • Development of tools, solutions, modules to enable R&I on the social aspects of the green transition

    Closed

    Code: 32107 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-TECH-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    The aim of this topic is to deliver innovative tools, solutions and modules to enable research infrastructures to support studies and assessment on the social aspects of the green transition, advancing the state-of-art of RIs in the EU and Associated Countries, and showing transformative potential in their operation in line with the ambition of the European Union. Social aspects of the green transition may include: energy poverty and transport poverty, green jobs and skills, gender and equality aspects of the green transition, or other aspects of the fair transition towards climate neutrality. Proposals should link new modules on green transition to the data collection of European surveys, also integrating and harmonising what already exists at national and EU level.

  • R&D for the next generation of scientific instrumentation, tools, methods, solutions for RI upgrade

    Closed

    Code: 32103 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-TECH-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    The aim of this topic is to deliver innovative scientific instrumentation, tools, methods and solutions which advance the state-of-art of RIs in the EU and Associated Countries, and show transformative potential in RIs operation.

  • Enabling a network of EOSC federated and trustworthy repositories and enhancing the framework of generic and discipline specific services for data and other research digital objects

    Closed

    Code: 32100 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-EOSC-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    Providing access to data is one of the key elements of Open Science that promotes sound, and reproducible scientific research. Implementation of FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle is a key goal of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and digital repositories are the first line of implementation of such principles.
    EOSC aims at federating European trustworthy repositories to enhance access and use of research data.

  • Supporting the EOSC Partnership in further consolidating the coordination and sustainability of the EOSC ecosystem

    Closed

    Code: 32098 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-EOSC-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    Support the further implementation of an effective pan-European cooperation framework and a thriving EOSC ecosystem in which stakeholders from all parts of the European Research Area pull together in a strategic and coordinated manner to ensure the achievement of the EOSC Partnership objectives.
    Proposals should support the EOSC community at large by reinforcing the coordination mechanisms that link the EOSC partnership.

  • FAIR and open data sharing in support of the mission adaptation to climate change

    Closed

    Code: 32095 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-EOSC-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    The overall objective of this topic is to accelerate research and innovation under the mission climate adaptation through better access, management, interoperability, reuse and citation of digital information, to be achieved by using and integrating EOSC resources ranging from EOSC federated infrastructures, services and data to guidelines, best practices, tools and metrics for the management of FAIR and open data, and to extend these resources to the relevant climate adaptation domains that are less familiar with EOSC.

  • Consolidation of the RI landscape – Individual support for evolution, long term sustainability and emerging needs of pan-European research infrastructures

    Closed

    Code: 32093 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-DEV-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    This topic targets the consolidation of the EU RI landscape through the support, together with member countries, to the strengthening, long-term sustainability, reorientation or evolution of ESFRI Landmarks or other European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs). Its specific scope could however be further defined to address specific emerging needs identified and agreed at EU level.

  • Strengthen the bilateral cooperation on research infrastructures with Africa

    Closed

    Code: 32091 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-DEV-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    This topic aims at fostering EU-Africa cooperation in Research Infrastructures, sharing of good practices and experiences to facilitate the development of a strategic approach for structuring RI capacities at pan-African level.

  • Research infrastructure concept development

    Closed

    Code: 32088 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-DEV-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    This topic aims at supporting the development of new concepts for the next generation of research infrastructures of European interest, single/multi sited, distributed or virtual, that none or few countries might individually be able to implement.
    All fields of research can be considered.

  • New digital twins for Destination Earth

    Closed

    Code: 31996 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-TECH-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    Destination Earth, for which the operational capacity building is funded from the Digital Europe Programme, aims to develop a high precision digital model of the Earth to model, monitor and simulate natural phenomena and related human activities.

    The aim is to develop new digital twin infrastructures that the core simulation, data fusion and supporting software infrastructures for high-performance computing and data handling can be seamlessly integrated with the Destination Earth platform components.

  • AR/VR-empowered digital twins for modelling complex phenomena in new RI application areas

    Closed

    Code: 31994 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2024-TECH-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    The aim of this topic is to deliver digital twin solutions which advance the state-of-art of European RIs and show transformative potential in RI operations. The solutions should pave way for new ways to conduct experiments by the RIs through AR/VR (augmented reality/virtual reality) empowered digital twins. Mixed reality (XR) technologies can also be considered.

    The focus is on newer application areas, such as healthcare, safety and security, to understand complex real-world systems, particularly in application areas constrained by specific physical limitations (like radiation, pressure or temperature).

  • Experimentation and exchange of good practices for value creation

    Closed

    Code: 31992 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    To bring existing good practices in knowledge valorisation to support value creation across Europe, we need more experimentation, peer learning and testing of new models as well as trying out good practices in different environments.

    Replication and adaptation of best practices is a powerful way to support the design, implementation and evaluation of knowledge valorisation investments and measures that enhance the quality and extent of knowledge uptake at all levels.

  • Capacity building on Intellectual Property (IP) management to support open science

    Closed

    Code: 31990 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    This topc is focused on capacity building on Intellectual Property (IP) management to support open science.

    This calls for supporting education and training in IP management that enables open science and for building capacity in research organisations and their staff, with the objective to support and equip researchers at all stages of their career with the knowledge they need in this area.

  • Strengthening researchers’ skills for better careers – leveraging the European Competence Framework for Researchers

    Closed

    Code: 31987 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    Skills are of utmost importance for researchers, they allow them to perform high quality research, and to make the overall European R&I system competitive and challenges-proof. However, it is crucial that researchers are equipped not only with research-specific skills, but also with transversal skills that allow them to be interoperable between academia and the other sectors, including industry and business, and to be capable to establish entrepreneurial activities to turn innovative ideas into business and lead to social, environmental and economic profitability.

    Being equipped with a wide spectrum of skills is of high benefit for researchers, who can have access to an enlarged number of opportunities for career development compared to the limited ones available in academia, but also for the labour market, which is in constant need for highly skilled talents such as researchers.

  • Support to the development and implementation of policies and practices for reproducibility of scientific results

    Closed

    Code: 31985 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-09 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    Increasing the reproducibility of scientific results, i.e., the possibility for scientists and the scientific community to obtain the same results as the originators, contributes to higher quality and more efficient research processes, more trustworthy results, increasing reuse by other researchers, more effective translation into innovations, and higher return on investments in research.

    The aim of this topic is to facilitate the development and implementation of policies and practices, by research performing organisations, research funding organisations, learned societies and publishers that enhance reproducibility of scientific results.

  • Support for the professionalisation of research management

    Closed

    Code: 31983 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    There is a strong need for creating sustained pan-European research management training – both in virtual and in non-virtual curricula.

    This action aims to contribute to improve the European R&I system across the entire ERA by particularly strengthening the capacity for research management in the European Union’s public research performing and funding organisations.

    The aim of this action is to further develop and implement a methodology to identify, train and ‘professionalise’ individuals who are essential support for the ‘research enterprise’.

  • Programme level collaboration between national R&I policy-makers

    Closed

    Code: 31981 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    This topic is focused on the programme level collaboration between national R&I policy-makers.

    The actions funded under this topic will coordinate national and regional R&I funding programmes by pooling national resources and contributing to the alignment of national research and innovation policies.

  • Global cooperation in not-for-profit open access publishing

    Closed

    Code: 31979 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    The aim of this topic is to support the cooperation between such not-for-profit publishing services and their editors to enable the flow of knowledge between the European Union and one or more other areas of the world, and in more than one discipline. It is expected that most of the activities of the actions will take place online, and that platforms and other online tools will be used to perform as many of the activities as possible.

  • Next generation AI and Human Behaviour: promoting an ethical approach

    Closed

    Code: 31976 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    One of the key challenges is that the meaning and appropriate interpretation of the key concepts and principles in AI guidelines will often be highly context specific.
    To develop affective AI systems, researchers aim to improve their understanding of the way the human brain learns and transfers knowledge. Potentially, this understanding will help to build explainable, trustworthy, and human-centric AI systems and processes.

  • Support to the implementation of inclusive gender equality plans

    Closed

    Code: 31973 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    This inclusion scheme aims to strengthen and go beyond the minimum GEP requirements as defined in Horizon Europe  eligibility criterion and to support the implementation of inclusive GEPs and policies, in line with the new ERA policy agenda objectives.

    Actions should clearly outline the approach for boosting gender equality strategies by addressing new areas, such as intersectionality and diversity, gender budgeting, gender and innovation, and the long-term impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in R&I, among others.

  • Policy coordination to support all aspects of inclusive Gender Equality Plans and policies in the ERA

    Closed

    Code: 31971 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 06/12/2023 | End submission calls: 12/03/2024

    There is a need for policy coordination to advance the implementation of the ERA gender equality and inclusiveness objectives within Member States, Associated Countries and among other ERA stakeholders, building on the commitment expressed through the Ljubljana Declaration on gender equality in research and innovation.

    This action focuses on the development of a sustainable network of national representatives from all EU Member States and Associated Countries, both from national bodies (e.g., ministries) and from national research funding organisations, to support the implementation of the gender equality and inclusiveness objectives of the ERA.

  • EU Award for (Academic) Gender Equality Champions

    Closed

    Code: 31962 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-GENDER-Prize | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/12/2023 | End submission calls: 25/01/2024

    This is a call (contest) for an EU recognition prize in the field of gender equality and inclusiveness. The “EU Award for (Academic) Gender Equality Champions” is a Prize scheme meant as a booster and complement to the requirement for higher education and research organisations applying to Horizon Europe to have in place a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) as an eligibility criterion, and a tool for advancing inclusive gender equality plans and policies in the framework of the new ERA policy agenda.

    In total, there will be four winners:

    • two winners in the prize category “Sustainable Gender Equality Champions”
    • one winner in the prize category “Newcomer Gender Equality Champions”
    • one winner in the prize category “Inclusive Gender Equality Champions”

  • Space technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness

    Closed

    Code: 31702 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-73 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 21/11/2023 | End submission calls: 21/03/2024

    This topic is focused on research and innovation to mature critical space technologies that currently have dependency issues for use in the EU space programme components and discussed within the frame of the European Commission-ESA-EDA Joint Task Force (JTF).

  • Quantum Space Gravimetry Phase-B study & Technology Maturation

    Closed

    Code: 31697 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-64 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 21/11/2023 | End submission calls: 21/03/2024

    The final objective of this call is to prepare the next phases of the implementation of a Quantum Space Gravimetry (QSG) pathfinder mission. To achieve this objective, one proposal for a phase B study, as specified in ECSS‐M‐ST‐10C, leading to a preliminary definition of a quantum space gravimetry pathfinder mission, will be selected.

    The focus of the QSG pathfinder mission shall be on the operation of a complete quantum accelerometer system and the detailed characterization of its performance in space.

  • Copernicus for Security

    Closed

    Code: 31695 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-36 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 21/11/2023 | End submission calls: 21/03/2024

    Copernicus Security Services provide, today, a valuable contribution to civil security, law enforcement operations and crisis management in Europe as well as in support to its external actions. Technology and space capacities have been evolving significantly, creating opportunities for an increased outreach across a broader spectrum of related applications.

    Member states are also calling to reinforce Copernicus to better contribute to resilience and security in support to civil security and to better react and recover from major upcoming crisis of various forms, such as population displacement due conflicts, impact of climate change or extreme weather phenomena at global or regional levels.

  • Copernicus for Land and Water

    Closed

    Code: 31693 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-35 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 21/11/2023 | End submission calls: 21/03/2024

    This topic is focused on the enhancement of quality and efficiency of the Copernicus Land Monitoring service, including water, in order to respond to Green Deal policy and/or user requirements.

  • Quantum sensing and metrology for market uptake (IA)

    Closed

    Code: 31689 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-45 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    Proposals under this topic should address the development of mature quantum sensing technologies and single or network-operating devices that have the potential to find a broad range of new applications.

  • Pilot line(s) for 2D materials-based devices (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 31687 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-31 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    Proposals under this topic should focus on the (co-)integration of 2DM with established technologies such as CMOS integration and heterogeneous integration.

  • Public recognition scheme for Open Source (CSA)

    Closed

    Code: 31685 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-23 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    The action should first develop a scheme including a list of fields related to Open Source. An indicative but non-exhaustive nor obligatory list of topics could include deep contributions to kernel code, brilliant utilization of open source in companies’ new developments.

  • Photonics Innovation Factory for Europe (Photonics Partnership) (IA)

    Closed

    Code: 31683 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-55 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    The aim of this topic is to provide a virtual factory with a flexible and open structure, allowing for a multiplicity of competitive actors and services operating as a sustainable fully integrated European ecosystem of cross-border deep innovation support in core photonics technologies for the benefit of European industry. The factory should lower the entry threshold to photonics and facilitate the broad uptake and integration of these technologies in new products and processes with high potential impact in the market and on society.

  • Smart photonics for joint communication & sensing and access everywhere (Photonics Partnership) (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 31680 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-54 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    This topic is focused on smart photonics for joint communication, sensing and access everywhere.

  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 31678 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-22 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    The expected outcome of this topic are the software engineering methods, tools, and best practices leveraging, among others, novel AI and data technologies to accelerate the development and maintenance of software, including for multi-architecture systems, addressing in particular efficient and agile modelling, verification and validation, as well as vulnerability assessment and mitigation.

  • Industrial leadership in AI, Data and Robotics boosting competitiveness and the green transition (AI Data and Robotics Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 31676 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    Proposals should demonstrate the added value of integrating either AI and Data, or AI, Data and Robotics technologies through large-scale validation scenarios reaching critical mass and mobilising the user industry, while demonstrating high potential impact contributing to the European Green Deal objectives.

    Focus should be given to attracting new user industries, and/or showing new business opportunities to boost the uptake of AI, Data and Robotics in major sectors and stimulate the involvement where appropriate of end-users to define the technological barriers to uptake and the use cases for deployment.

  • Novel paradigms and approaches, towards AI-powered robots– step change in functionality (AI, data and robotics partnership) (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 31673 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    For robots to be usefully and efficiently deployed to perform new activities in physical interaction with the real world requires an improvement in and expansion of the range of functionalities robots can deploy. This needs to take place in sectors where the capabilities of robots can be utilised to progress productivity in critical industries, support European industries essential for sovereignty and in sectors with high impact across Europe such as manufacturing, healthcare, agri-food, construction etc.

    In particular the following major areas of functional performance need to be progressed to the next level of performance:

    • significant enhancement of navigation capabilities in order to enhance mobility (underwater, on the ground, in the air, in the body, in areas difficult to reach, on rough terrain, in unpredictable environments, in areas including people or other moving agents, etc.), particularly in highly dynamic and complex environments.
    • extension of manipulation capabilities to address:
      • large (of the order of metres to 10s of meters in scale), or heavy (of the order of 100kg to multiple 100kg )
      • or small objects of millimetre or centimetre scale, or smaller; ,
      • or of objects that are soft, deformable, articulated, delicate or hazardous objects;

    Each of these require significant advances in precision, force, speed, re-planning, physical perception, grasping, manipulation (including bi-manual), etc.), in order to achieve beyond human capability in manipulation and dexterity.

  • Open Source for Cloud/Edge to support European Digital Autonomy (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 31670 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-21 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/11/2023 | End submission calls: 19/03/2024

    This topic is focused on the Open Source for Cloud/Edge in order to support European Digital Autonomy (RIA).

  • ERC Proof of Concept Grants

    Opened

    Code: 31665 | Identifier Code: ERC-2024-POC | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 16/11/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim at facilitating exploration of the commercial and social innovation potential of ERC funded research and are therefore available only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research. 

  • ERC Public Engagement with Research Award - ERC-2024-PERA

    Closed

    Code: 31622 | Identifier Code: ERC-2024-PERA | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 14/11/2023 | End submission calls: 21/02/2024

    With the ERC Public Engagement with Research award, the ERC wishes to recognise and reward outstanding science communicators among its Principal Investigators who successfully engage audiences outside their domain with ERC-funded research.

    Public engagement is defined for the purposes of this prize as the involvement of the public in the design, conduct or dissemination of activities funded by the ERC. Engagement is a two-way process, involving interaction and mutual understanding for mutual benefit.

  • Strategic Business Alliance for Urban Mobility – E&S Permanently Open call

    Closed

    Code: 31446 | Identifier Code: EITUM-BP23-25 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 20/10/2023 | End submission calls: 20/12/2023

    EIT UM aims to play a pivotal role in scouting and supporting the most innovative and impactful ventures. The overall purpose of the Strategic Business Alliance for Urban Mobility call is to foster potential collaborations between key partners to create high potential business opportunities able to accelerate the urban mobility sustainable transition. In this way, EIT UM would like to create the environment to enable innovative start-ups and companies’ growth in the urban mobility market.

  • Bio-printing of living cells for regenerative medicine

    Closed

    Code: 31415 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-HLTH-2024-TOOL-11-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 26/10/2023 | End submission calls: 11/04/2024

    This topic focuses on bioprinting of living cells for regenerative medicine.

    Moreover, 3D printing is generally considered advanced technical manufacturing and 3D analytical printing of non-viable biomaterials to serve e.g. as a scaffold for cell growth or as a structure for medical devices that are already widely used.

    However, bioprinting technology involving living cells is still in its infancy, but has enormous potential for tissue engineering, drug testing, and other biomedical applications. Tissue-specific functional 3D bioprinting is a new approach for transformative applications in regenerative medicine, based on the fabrication of tissues and organs with respect to their desired shape and function and implementation in vivo.

  • Pandemic preparedness and response: Hostpathogen interactions of infectious diseases with epidemic potential

    Closed

    Code: 31413 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-HLTH-2024-DISEASE-08-20 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 26/10/2023 | End submission calls: 11/04/2024

    Viral disease emergence is expected to accelerate due to among other factors, climate change, and thus a proactive approach to the development of vaccines and inhibitors for the cellular uptake of viruses in preparedness for future infectious disease outbreaks is needed. The availability of vaccines and candidates that inhibit cellular uptake of viruses would provide a critical preparedness measure against future health threats, in particular against pathogens with high pandemic potential meeting the criteria identified by the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA).

    Proposals should follow innovative approaches to characterise host-pathogen interactions with a view to inhibit viral replication, viral proteases, viral exit strategies and to develop therapeutic antibodies and vaccines that target viruses with high epidemic or pandemic potential for the EU. Proposals should focus on the following viruses: Hendra and Nipah virus, Lassa virus, Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus, Rift Valley fever virus, Ebola and Marburg virus, Dengue virus, Yellow Fever virus, Zika virus, West Nile fever virus and Chikungunya virus. Proposal should take into account sex and gender aspects.

    Proposals should aim to diversify and accelerate the global therapeutic research and development pipeline for emerging and re-emerging viral infections, and to strengthen the current leading role of the EU in therapeutic research and development, and therefore contributing to the work of the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA).

  • Pandemic preparedness and response: Maintaining the European partnership for pandemic preparedness

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    Code: 31410 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-HLTH-2024-DISEASE-08-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 26/10/2023 | End submission calls: 11/04/2024

    The European partnership for pandemic preparedness is working to improve the EU’s preparedness to predict and respond to emerging infectious health threats by better coordinating funding for research and innovation at EU, national (and regional) level towards common objectives and an agreed Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. Such a partnership contributes to building a coherent European Research Area (ERA), enabling Member States, Associated Countries and the European Commission to rapidly and jointly support research and innovation in pandemic preparedness.

  • Gaining experience and confidence in New Approach Methodologies (NAM) for regulatory safety and efficacy testing – coordinated training and experience exchange for regulators

    Closed

    Code: 31407 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-HLTH-2024-IND-06-09 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 26/10/2023 | End submission calls: 11/04/2024

    The proposals should focus on alternatives to the use of animals for regulatory safety and efficacy testing. Applicants should propose activities that bring together NAM developers and NAM users with European regulators responsible for the safe use of chemicals (e.g. industrial chemicals, pesticides, biocides and cosmetics) and pharmaceuticals in order to inform on NAM solutions available and to encourage the building of a framework on how these NAMs could be most effectively used in the different decision-making contexts. For NAMs applicable to chemical risk assessment, collaboration with existing initiatives such as the Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC) and the ASPIS cluster of projects (Animal-free Safety Assessment of chemicals: Project cluster for Implementation of novel Strategies) is encouraged.

  • Developing EU methodological frameworks for clinical/performance evaluation and post-market clinical/performance follow-up of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs)

    Closed

    Code: 31404 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-HLTH-2024-IND-06-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Health (Cluster 1) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 26/10/2023 | End submission calls: 11/04/2024

    The Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and in vitro diagnostic medical device Regulation (IVDR) provides a new regulatory framework where reinforcement of clinical/performance evaluation of medical devices and IVDs, and in particular high-risk medical devices, is a key element. The confirmation of conformity with the relevant general safety and performance requirements set out in the MDR and IVDR is based on clinical data and its assessment (clinical/performance evaluation), including the evaluation of the acceptability of the benefit-risk- ratio. Within this new framework, the clinical/performance evaluation should follow a defined and methodologically sound procedure based on the critical evaluation of the relevant scientific literature, a critical evaluation of the results of all available clinical investigations/performance studies, as well as consideration of currently available alternative treatment options for the device under evaluation. Clinical/performance evaluation has to be updated throughout the life cycle of the device. Hence, clinical/performance evaluation can draw on multiple types of data including data from initial clinical investigations/performance studies and data gathered by the manufacturer’s post-market surveillance system. To operationalise this new requirement, research is needed to help regulators develop common methodological frameworks (including common specifications) on the clinical evidence needed to demonstrate safety, performance and clinical benefit all along the life cycle of devices taking into account the type of device and clinical intended purpose.

    Such methodological frameworks and standardised approaches are particularly needed for high-risk medical devices, e.g. implantable and class III medical devices, class C and D IVDs, medical device software (including AI enabled devices and next generation sequencing) and other highly innovative devices.

  • Thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice

    Closed

    Code: 31387 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-9 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    Successful proposals will focus on sharing knowledge in a language that is understandable and targeted at farmers and foresters. They will address primary producers’ need for unbiased and tailored knowledge about management options relevant to the needs, challenges or opportunities they face.

    They will also accelerate innovation and acceptance of results and will be key to improving sustainability. They will contribute to effective Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS).

    Research findings are often not incorporated into agricultural and forestry practice.

  • EU-China international cooperation on improving monitoring for better integrated climate and biodiversity approaches, using environmental and Earth observation

    Closed

    Code: 31371 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-7 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The successful proposal is aiming to improve terrestrial monitoring as well as maximising synergies with biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation and adaptation, by using or acquiring environmental data, particularly geographically explicit data such as ground-based observation and remote sensed Earth observation data. This with a view to contribute to the objectives of climate-neutrality, adaptation to climate change and reversing biodiversity loss at global levels, with a focus on the EU and China.

  • Land use change and local / regional climate

    Closed

    Code: 31369 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-4 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The conservation and enhancement of Earth’s natural terrestrial carbon sinks such as soils and plants in forests, on farmed lands as well as peatlands and wetlands is crucial. The European Green Deal and EU sectoral policies such as the common agricultural policy give research and innovation (R&I) a significant role to play in supporting the design and implementation of policies that will ensure the achievement of the EU’s climate objectives.

    Project implementation is expected to contribute to mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and to help achieve climate-neutrality in the land-use sector by 2035 (combining net removals from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry with biogenic emissions from agriculture) and climate neutrality of all sectors by 2050.

  • Demonstrating the potential of Naturebased Solutions and the New European Bauhaus to contribute to sustainable, inclusive and resilient living spaces and communities

    Opened

    Code: 31367 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-02-2-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The overall aim of this topic and associated R&I activities is to leverage the New European Bauhaus (NEB) core values of sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics in Nature-based Solutions (NBS), in light of a wider transformation to enable a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient society.

    NBS can be an integral part of our living spaces that contribute to our well-being, promote togetherness and connect to our cultural heritage. There is growing evidence that NBS are a valuable entry for transforming behaviour towards sustainability, while contributing with multiple benefits that help communities address different societal challenges – from microclimate regulation to climate change, water management, green job creation, tourism opportunities, urban regeneration, health and well-being.

    The NEB aims to make the European Green Deal a positive and tangible experience for citizens, connecting it to our daily lives and living spaces. It is a bridge between the world of science and technology, art and culture and is about leveraging our green and digital challenges to transform our lives and society. By integrating the values of sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics/quality of experience, the NEB supports the development of holistic solutions to global challenges through a place-based, participatory, and transdisciplinary approach.

  • Demonstrating Nature-based Solutions for the sustainable management of water resources in a changing climate, with special attention to reducing the impacts of extreme droughts

    Opened

    Code: 31364 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-02-1-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    Due to the changing climate, many European regions are already facing more frequent, severe, and longer lasting droughts. Extreme droughts can have cascading effects; e.g., they reduce water levels in rivers and ground water, stunt tree and crop growth, increase pest attacks, favour the occurrence of sand drifts and storms and fuel wildfires. Moreover, impacts of extreme droughts accumulate over time across large areas, and the effect can linger for years. In areas with an intense demand for water supply, the impacts of droughts add up to the stress imposed to water systems by human activities.

    Nature-based Solutions are highly adaptable to respond to changing local conditions and are often more cost and resource efficient than purely technological approaches in the longer term.

    River basin management plans are still limited in the recognition of NBS capacity to contribute to drought resilience. Furthermore, we are still missing more and longer-term evidence of the combined effects of different designs and combinations of NBS operating in different contexts (urban, peri-urban and rural) and/or at different scales and/or different climatic zones, in what regards the sustainable management of water resources to reduce the impacts of extreme droughts. At the same time, the co-benefit that these NBS may bring to reduce hydrogeological risks such as flood peaking and stabilising hydrographs for both droughts and floods is still to be demonstrated.

  • Promoting pollinator friendly farming systems

    Closed

    Code: 31359 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-6 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The production of many crops depends on pollinators. Different types of measures are needed to tackle the causes of pollinator decline, enhance crop pollination, and promote pollinators in agriculture. Many crops have specific traits, which have been identified to enhance crop–pollinator interactions. This could also improve crop yields, nutritional resources for pollinators and promote a pollinator-friendly agriculture.

    Pollination activities are also impacted by variety (genotype), environment, and management practices (GxExM). Pollinator-specific planning needs to consider temporal and spatial crop management and other strategies of management (e.g., field margin composition and structure) to enhance pollination services.

  • Digital for nature

    Closed

    Code: 31356 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    A massive use of automated, and potentially mobile, sensor technologies (such as, but not limited to, images, video, sounds/ultra-sounds recording, spectral signatures, structure description by lidar, environmental DNA sampling, etc.) the use of remote sensing technologies (e.g. to over large areas, monitor environmental condition) and associated with processing algorithms (in particular, but not limited to, deep learning and AI processing algorithms) is therefore needed. The goal of this topic is to facilitate the access to data, encourage the usage of automated/robotic/space data collection systems for data collection, encourage community approaches for the exchange of data and good practices (in particular for data processing).

    The successful proposal is expected to address the needs in terms of IT solutions, to increase information density, in terms of species and habitats sampled, territory coverage, timeliness, and accuracy.

  • Animal nutritional requirements and nutritional value of feed under different production management conditions

    Opened

    Code: 31339 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-5-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The proposed project will focus on existing or alternative source of nutrients using value chain approaches to maximize feed production and feed use efficiency, supporting the local environment and farm circularity.

    The aim is to optimise the use of local feedstuffs, shorten supply chains and rely more on local resources. It is important to investigate content, availability and digestibility of nutrients in locally available feedstuffs in different pedo-climatic regions and livestock systems, without compromising feed safety and efficiency.

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: Customer-driven, innovative space technologies and services

    Closed

    Code: 31320 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2022 | End submission calls: 08/11/2023

    The overall goal of this Challenge is to ensure Europe is able to service and protect its own Space infrastructure, avoiding the risk of losing its strategic autonomy, and enhance the competitiveness of its space industry by encouraging the emergence of innovative, interoperable, scalable, and autonomous “customer-driven” innovative space technologies and services.

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: Emerging semiconductor or quantum technology components

    Closed

    Code: 31318 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2022 | End submission calls: 08/11/2023

    This Challenge contributes to the objectives of the Chips Act by supporting the development of critical technologies where start-ups and SMEs with disruptive innovations have the potential to scale up and help ensure the future open strategic autonomy of the Union.

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: New European Bauhaus and Architecture, Engineering and Construction digitalisation

    Closed

    Code: 31316 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2022 | End submission calls: 08/11/2023

    The overarching objective of this Challenge is to provide transformative digital products or digitally enabled solutions for the AEC sector that can help it achieve climate neutrality while striving to comply with or contribute to the human-centred quality values and principles brought forward by the New European Bauhaus.

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: Novel technologies for resilient agriculture

    Closed

    Code: 31313 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2022 | End submission calls: 08/11/2023

    This Challenge aims to improve the resilience of the European food supply chain and security, notably by improving agricultural productivity and fostering environmentally sustainable technologies, all while regenerating and increasing soil health and ecosystem services. By aiming to valorise crop residues, this Challenge also aims to contribute to better carbon and nitrogen management practices, to mitigation of climate change and environmental challenges including biodiversity loss and pollution.

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: Aerosol and surface decontamination for pandemic management

    Closed

    Code: 31308 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2022 | End submission calls: 08/11/2023

    This Challenge calls for proposals by SMEs with technologies, backed by scientific evidence, supporting normal social interaction, devoid of social distancing, in the presence of air- or surface-borne pathogens. In doing so, this Challenge aims to strengthen EU’s industry preparedness and competitiveness in the area of pandemic safety technologies.

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: Energy storage

    Closed

    Code: 31305 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2022 | End submission calls: 08/11/2023

    This Challenge targets groundbreaking innovations in any field of technology that have a high potential to meet the following objectives:

    • to store electric and/or thermal energy at low cost, high density, high charging/discharging efficiency and enhanced durability.
    • to design technological approaches (chemical, electrical, electrochemical, mechanical, thermal) for energy storage at different scales (centralised at large industrial facilities premises or distributed and at small scale level – mobile electronics), duration (short – millisecond to day, medium – days to month and long term – months to seasons) and uses (from stationary to mobile).
    • to develop technologies that, without using critical raw materials or ensuring the maximisation of their recycle/reuse, minimise their carbon footprint measured through a life-cycle analysis (including cost and social impact evaluation). The integration of technologies in products and services shall embrace circular and life cycle thinking approach, and support the transition to a circular economy.

  • EIC Accelerator Challenge: Novel biomarker-based assays to guide personalised cancer treatment

    Closed

    Code: 31302 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/12/2022 | End submission calls: 08/11/2023

    This EIC Accelerator Challenge aims to improve the efficacy, safety and uptake of therapeutic approaches against refractory cancers, using novel comprehensive predictive, prognostic and companion diagnostic tests, in the context of precision oncology.

    The overall goal of this Challenge is to support and accelerate the preclinical validation and/or clinical phase 1 work carried out by innovative SMEs (including start-ups, spinouts) and small midcaps to develop novel predictive, prognostic and companion diagnostic assays to guide cancer treatment.

  • Increasing the availability and use of non-contentious inputs in organic farming

    Opened

    Code: 31265 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-1-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    Promoting the use of more sustainable agricultural practices is a policy objective enshrined in the European Green Deal and its related strategies. Strengthening organic agriculture, one of the objectives of the EU’s farm-to-finish and biodiversity strategies, can go a long way towards achieving this ambition and, therefore, the climate ambition, as the organic farming contributes directly and significantly to the storage of carbon in soils and biomass. In addition, the Commission Communication “Ensuring food security and strengthening the resilience of food systems” highlights the role that organic agriculture can play in reducing the EU’s dependence on external inputs, as organic agriculture is recognized, among other things, for limiting the use of off-farm inputs.

    Organic legislation allows the use of a specific set of products with less impact on the environment and soil. It is important to continue to explore ways to phase out and replace questionable inputs used in organic farming and to increase the availability, accessibility and use of alternatives to these products. In this way, due attention should be given to system approaches that take into account the entire agricultural system and its relationship to the soil and landscape levels. In addition, to address the needs of farmers in this sector, socially innovative solutions are required.

  • Conservation and protection of carbon-rich and biodiversity-rich forest ecosystems

    Closed

    Code: 31251 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-8 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Biodiversity-rich forest ecosystems, in particular at the species’ distribution edges, are at a high risk in light of a rapidly changing climate.
    For tree species assisted migration and assisted gene flow is considered as a possibly solution in actively managed forests, the dependent forest communities (e.g., plants, fungi, insects, soil microorganisms etc.) might fail to follow the speed of habitat shifts what in turn may result in a loss of biodiversity. In addition, migration failure of mutualistic species (fungi, mycorrhiza) can jeopardize the success of tree migration.
    Protected areas without the option for assisted migration, will particularly depend on the larger landscape context for community migration and adaptation, as many of them have not been designed to account for the long-term and large-scale dynamics.

    Overall, this topic is focused on the conservation and protection of carbon-rich and biodiversity-rich forest ecosystems.

  • Dependence of society and the economy on pollinators

    Closed

    Code: 31249 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-3 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The importance of pollinators for humankind is common knowledge, featuring prominently outside of the scientific realm in popular culture and arts. Yet, even well-known benefits provided by pollinators such as crop pollination are still inadequately understood. Other benefits remain for the most part obscure, and thus unacknowledged, due to the lack of research targeting the complexity of pollinator niches and plant-pollinator networks. Amid the dramatic decline of pollinating species in Europe, these gaps hinder understanding of the character and full magnitude of threats to human wellbeing. Moreover, the gaps hinder mainstreaming of the conservation of pollinators, and more broadly biodiversity, in the public and private sector and thereby impede an effective societal response. This topic aims to address fundamental knowledge gaps in functional roles of pollinators in natural (natural plant-pollinators networks) and human-modified ecosystems (e.g. agro-ecosystem), and building on that i) advance research on far reaching consequences of their decline and scenario planning and ii) develop and disseminate tools that enable systematic mainstreaming in key sectors.

  • EU-African Union – towards climate-neutral, social just fair trade food systems

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    Code: 31245 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The farm to fork strategy aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food system that should have a neutral or positive environmental impact, help to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. New opportunities in EU-African trade are opening-up for trade regimes with co-benefits for producers, climate and citizens.

    The African countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and launched an action plan for Boosting Intra-African Trade with a view to strengthening regional integration. It is also one of the key priorities of the Africa Agenda 2063 and a major step towards African continental economic integration.

  • Innovating for climate-neutral rural communities by 2050

    Opened

    Code: 31243 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-COMMUNITIES-02-1-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050 – an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This objective is in line with the EU’s commitment to global climate action under the Paris Agreement and it is reflected in the European Green Deal objectives. Considering that approximately one third of EU citizens live in rural areas, which represent 83% of the EU territory, it is key to empower rural communities to transit towards sustainability by fostering innovation in key areas such as environment and sustainable management of resources (air, soil, water), energy, transport, agriculture, industry, bioeconomy, and finance and ensure that no one is left behind.

  • Impact of the development of novel foods based on alternative sources of proteins

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    Code: 31240 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-7 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The successful proposal will support R&I to promote the production, provision and safe consumption of alternative sources of protein, and dietary shifts towards sustainable healthy nutrition, contributing to the transformation of food systems to deliver co-benefits for climate (mitigation and adaptation), biodiversity, environmental sustainability and circularity, sustainable healthy nutrition and safe food, food poverty reduction, empowerment of communities, and thriving businesses.

    Novel foods can be newly developed, innovative foods, foods produced using new technologies and production processes, as well as foods that are or have been traditionally eaten outside of the EU. Alternative sources of proteins (i.e. other than conventional sources of proteins such as meat and dairy or mainstreamed from classical crops) may be considered as novel foods. Novel Foods can only be authorised in the EU market if they do not pose any risk to human health, the food’s intended use does not mislead consumers and are not nutritionally disadvantageous.

  • Paludiculture: large-scale demonstrations

    Closed

    Code: 31238 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-3 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    This topic will support the European Green Deal, notably its climate objectives and the EU proposal for a nature restoration law of the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030. Earth’s natural terrestrial carbon sinks, in particular peatlands and wetlands, are expected to play a crucial role in reaching EU climate objectives thanks to the conservation and restoration of ecosystems with large potential for carbon sequestration.

  • MSCA COFUND 2023

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    Code: 31215 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-MSCA-2023-COFUND-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 10/10/2023 | End submission calls: 08/02/2024

    MSCA COFUND co-finances new or existing doctoral programmes and postdoctoral fellowship schemes withthe aim of spreading the best practices of the MSCA including international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as international and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.

  • MSCA Staff Exchanges 2023

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    Code: 31213 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-MSCA-2023-SE-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 05/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    MSCA Staff Exchanges promote innovative international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration in research and innovation through exchanging staff and sharing knowledge and ideas at all stages of the innovation chain.

  • 2nd EIT Manufacturing Call 2024 for Innovation proposals for the EIT Manufacturing Business Plan 2023-2025

    Closed

    Code: 30970 | Identifier Code: 2nd EIT Manufacturing Call 2024 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 20/11/2023

    EIT Manufacturing has announced the launch of the call “2nd EIT Manufacturing Call 2024 for Innovation proposals for the EIT Manufacturing Business Plan 2023-2025”, for the submission of applications.

    Topic 1: Optimising production processes and increasing resource efficiency through digital solutions.

    Topic 2: Socially sustainable and human-centric manufacturing. 

    Topic 3: Environmentally sustainable manufacturing through circular business models and new technologies.

     

  • DC and AC/DC hybrid transmission and distribution systems

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    Code: 30859 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-13 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    Projects are expected to implement the activities in (1) and the practical demonstration in (2) as described below:

    1. R&I, methodologies and tools involving the activities in the three subtopics (A, B and C) listed below. These can be developed/complemented with others pertinent to each sub-topic.
    2. Demonstration, test and validation of the activities developed in (1) in at least three pilots – one for each sub-topic (A, B and C) – in different EU Member States/Associated Countries.

  • Condition & Health Monitoring in Power Electronics (PE) - Wide Band Gap PE for the energy sector

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    Code: 30857 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-14 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic is focused on condition & health monitoring in Power Electronics (PE) – Wide Band Gap PE for the energy sector.

    Projects are expected to implement both the activities in (1) and the practical demonstration (2) as described below:

    1. R&I, methodologies and tools involving the activities listed below. These can be developed/complemented with others pertinent to each sub-topic.
    2. Demonstration, test and validation of the activities developed in (1) (A, B and C) in at least two pilots (all activities A, B and C developed for each pilot) in different EU Member States/Associated Countries.

  • Promoting minor crops in farming systems

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    Code: 30844 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-02-3-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    Farmers face increasing pressure to shift production towards lower input systems, while continuing to ensure sufficient supplies of food and non-food products. Activities shall release the value of minor crops and promote their broader use in breeding, farming and in food/non-food value chains. For the purpose of this topic, minor crops are defined as underutilised and/or genetically diverse crops (including landraces and varieties).

  • Improving irrigation practices and technologies in agriculture

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    Code: 30842 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-1 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Successful proposals will contribute to increasing the resilience of agriculture to drought with innovative irrigation systems that increase efficiency in water management.

  • ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANTS

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    Code: 30840 | Identifier Code: ERC-2024-COG | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 12/12/2023

    The ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

  • Increasing the circularity in electronics value chains

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    Code: 30820 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-3-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The circular economy action plan (CEAP) highlights electronics including information and communications technology (ICT) equipment as one of the four particularly important material and product streams with regard to their circularity potential and their environmental footprint.

    Proposals should address the priorities set in the CEAP, which states that “electrical and electronic equipment continues to be one of the fastest growing waste streams in the EU, with current annual growth rates of 2%. Proposals should aim to implement traceability solutions in support of recent policy developments, e.g. regarding the digital product passport. Projects should also help produce harmonised and robust methods to assess the amount of recycled content in sectoral products, which is key for a future review of green claims through authorities and consumer organisations.

  • Unlock the potential of the New European Bauhaus in urban food system transformation

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    Code: 30817 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-COMMUNITIES-01-1 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Sustainable food systems can be an integral part of our living spaces including urban gardens, rooftop gardens and other nature-based solutions and positively transform our food environments. Exploiting the vision of New European Bauhaus and providing inclusive access, education and capacity building can provide multi-functional benefits and help transforming food systems especially in urban and peri-urban areas.

    The overall aim of this topic and associated R&I activities is to leverage the New European Bauhaus values for urban and peri-urban food system transformation by positively transforming the food environment to enable sustainable, inclusive, and aesthetic ways of food system transformation.

  • From silos to diversity – small-scale bio-based demonstration pilots

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    Code: 30813 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-6-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The current economy system is based on an intensive consumption of fossil fuels in a way that severely compromise the future of the planet due to the severe consequences in climate change. Europe’s future economic growth and jobs will increasingly have to come from innovation in sustainable products based on renewable resources and in line with the climate and biodiversity objectives. This topic addresses innovative business models and technology options in primary production sectors to unlock the potential of the bioeconomy in rural areas and to efficiently use underutilised biomass, in particular side streams from agriculture and forestry, for high value applications in small-scale bio-based demonstration pilots.

  • Creating smart and attractive tools to enhance healthy and sustainable food provision, eating and treating of food at home

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    Code: 30810 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-5 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The overall aim of this topic and associated R&I activities is to enhance healthy and sustainable diets aligned with national dietary advice by empowerment of citizens and their capacity to eat and cook at home in line with budgetary and time constraints as well as their living situation. Interventions should not target citizens directly, as full alignment with national policies and advice on nutrition and health needs to be ensured.

  • Preventing and reducing food waste to reduce environmental impacts and to help reach 2030 climate targets

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    Code: 30808 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-8 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Climate change and environmental degradation are recognised as the main challenges to tackle in the European Green Deal. Food waste prevention and reduction could contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, pollution reduction, better air quality, biodiversity preservation.

    This topic should focus on preventing and reducing food waste to reduce environmental impacts and to help reach 2030 climate targets.

  • Microbiome for flavour and texture in the organoleptic dietary shift

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    Code: 30806 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-9 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The need for a holistic approach to realize the full potential of microbiome innovation has to develop bioinformatics prediction of smell and taste of microbes to create new nuances and flavours.

  • Environmental impacts of food systems

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    Code: 30804 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-3 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    When considering wider environmental and climate impacts of food systems, more information is needed to understand these impacts, particularly when it comes to pollution stemming from food processing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, trade, consumption (including emerging food consumption trends, such as products of alternative diets), food waste and end of life practices.

    The successful proposal should fill the relevant knowledge and data gaps. It should explain how it will deliver co-benefits to some of the Food 2030 priorities: climate, biodiversity and environment, circularity and resource efficiency, innovation and empowering communities. The data should be aligned with, and support the relevant objectives of the upcoming Sustainable food system framework initiative.

    This topic is focused on environmental impacts of food systems.

  • Selective breeding programme for organic aquaculture

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    Code: 30802 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-9 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Breeding under organic conditions is essential to achieve the objectives of organic aquaculture and respect its principles. Breeding is at the same time essential to allow the farmers to reach good productive results and efficient use of the resources under organic production conditions.

    Proposals should plan breeding programs under organic aquaculture for the main European aquaculture finfish species, i.e. seabass, seabream, trout and salmon. They should breed organic juveniles under organic production conditions respecting high animal welfare standards and should aim to improve species resilience, diseases resistances and feed efficiency satisfying nutritional needs using as much as possible alternative feed materials to increase production sustainability.

  • Increasing the circularity in plastics value chains

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    Code: 30796 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-2-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The new circular economy action plan (CEAP) highlights plastics as one of the four particularly important material and product streams with regard to their circularity potential and their environmental footprint.

    This topic is focused on increasing the circularity in plastics value chains.

  • Tools to increase the effectiveness of EU import controls for plant health

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    Code: 30792 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-3-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    Plant health is threatened by species injurious to plants and plant products, which now present a greater risk of being introduced into the Union territory owing to globalisation of trade and climate change. The current EU plant health legislative landscape aims at a proactive approach ensuring safe trade and mitigating the impacts of climate change on the health of the crops and forests in Europe.

    Research activities should support these measures by contributing to the development of more rapid, reliable and economic innovative solutions and devices that can assist plant health inspectors at the borders. Technologies such as e-noses, acoustic devices, scanners, and portable devices for molecular identification of plant pests within hours/minutes of the specimen’s sampling often using limited amounts of plant or plant product material, and other relevant solutions, are included within the scope of this topic.

  • Ocean models for seasonal to decadal regional climate impacts and feedbacks

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    Code: 30783 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-6 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Most climate models include the ocean dimension that stops at the regional scale as defined by meteorology and climatology like in CORDEX In parallel, operational oceanography centres develop and operate ocean models (physics, biogeochemistry, sea-ice) for daily ocean forecasting and reanalysis that represent more exhaustively the full ocean dynamics. Methods should help close the gap between current climate projections (global, centennial) on the one hand and existing Copernicus Marine physics and biogeochemical models used for daily ocean forecasting.

    This topic is focused on ocean models for regional climate impacts and feedbacks.

  • Holistic approaches for effective monitoring of water quality in urban areas

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    Code: 30780 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-ZEROPOLLUTION-02-1-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    This objective of this action is to develop and demonstrate a European wide ‘whole system monitoring approach’ to address emerging water pollution and water quality assurance in urban areas in various urban areas covering a wide number of water pollution challenges, , taking into consideration the interactions of pollution sources and pathways between urban areas and the surrounding river and where appropriate drainage basin, and improve the resilience of urban water systems towards pandemics and global and climate change challenges. New systemic concepts and holistic strategies to enhance urban water quality should be integrated and demonstrated in an operational environment, including decentralised systems, hybrid green-grey infrastructures or cascading use of water.

    This topic is focused on a variety of holistic approaches for an effective monitoring of water quality in urban areas.

  • New circular solutions and decentralised approaches for water and wastewater management

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    Code: 30767 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-4-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Decentralised water and wastewater systems can play an important role in delivering such an innovative approach and has the potential for a sustainability transition of the water supply and sanitation sector, by treating wastewater close to its source. However, full and appropriate exploitation of these systems, requires further developments, in order to become economically affordable, ecologically sustainable and socially accepted. In addition, the integration between centralised and local, decentralised and/or semi-decentralised solutions should be further explored.

    This topic is focused on new circular solutions and decentralised approaches for water and wastewater management.

  • Climate change and food safety: effects of climate change on food safety across food systems

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    Code: 30764 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-4 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The successful proposal will support R&I to foster advances in research related to integrated approaches along the food system for detecting, assessing, and mitigating food safety risks influenced by climate change.

    This topic is focused on the effects of climate change on food safety across food systems.

  • Best available techniques to recover or recycle fertilising products from secondary raw materials

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    Code: 30719 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The scope of this CSA is the analysis of best available technologies for recovering/recycling fertilising products from secondary raw materials in Europe while limiting nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in soil, water and air and any other form of pollution from the use of such fertilising products and from the replacement of nitrogen- and phosphorus-based fertilisers produced from conventional processes (including mining and fossil-based processes). Examples of fertilising products within the scope are: recycled nutrients from urban and industrial waste water and sewage sludge, organic fertilising products from bio-waste, digestate and treated manure as well as other fertilising products from biological resources.

  • Thematic network tackling food fraud by translating research and innovation into practice

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    Code: 30711 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-3 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The successful proposals should therefore facilitate progress to preventing food fraud by translating research and innovation knowledge into practical applications.

    This topic is focused on the thematic network tackling food fraud, translating research and innovation into practice.

  • Demonstrating how regions can operate within safe ecological and regional nitrogen and phosphorus boundaries

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    Code: 30709 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-ZEROPOLLUTION-01-1 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    This Innovation Action should demonstrate how to apply optimised N/P budgets, based on maximum allowable inputs of N/P at a regional/river basin scale, and create the necessary systemic and multi-actor transition pathways to ensure a sustainable integrated N/P management in the future. The aim is to show how N/P-relevant sectors (e.g., agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, industrial sectors, food/drink sector, water supply, water/waste management, bioenergy, fossil-based energy production, mining activities, transport, unintentional losses through leaching and run-off of agricultural nutrients etc.) in a given region can limit N/P emissions to air, water and soil from their activities by respecting pre-established regional N/P budgets and applying N/P balancing practices.

  • Minimising climate impact on aquaculture: mitigation and adaptation solutions for future climate regimes

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    Code: 30707 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-7-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Proposals are expected to enhance knowledge of the impacts of climate change on aquaculture production at environmental, social and economic levels.
    This topic is focused on minimising the climate impact on aquaculture.

  • Tackling outbreaks of plant pests

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    Code: 30705 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-4-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Plant health is of global importance for agriculture, forestry, natural ecosystems, ecosystem services and biodiversity. Plant health is threatened by species injurious to plants and plant products, which present a greater risk of being introduced into the Union territory due to globalisation, trade and climate change. The prevention of entry and, if arrived within the EU territory, early detection and eradication are part of the plant health policies to avoid significant impacts in agriculture, forestry and environment by plant pests.

    Proposals should target one or more plant pest(s) that are either Union quarantine plant pests present in the EU or Union quarantine pests which are priority pests in the EU, and that are of concern for agriculture and/or forestry, with the exception of plant pests targeted in Horizon Europe. Research activities should improve methods for an effective implementation of the principles of integrated pest management (IPM), whilst reflecting the move towards innovative biological and other non-chemical control and resistance breeding.

  • Sustainable organic food innovation labs: reinforcing the entire value chain

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    Code: 30703 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-2-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Investing in innovative careful processing techniques and sustainable and reusable packaging, streamlining the distribution and logistics of organic produce and agricultural input networks, and achieving a better understanding of quality and safety issues in organic supply chains, in combination with regulations, is important for creating new value for consumers.

    This will enable small organic producers, in particular those located in remote areas, to find an outlet for their production and benefit from the added value of their organic certification. However, operators are often reluctant to convert to organics due to the lack of organised and efficient organic commercial supply chains. In addition to the cross-cutting problems faced by agri-food supply chains, organic distribution can entail high operating costs and an imbalance between supply and demand. Exchanging experience and knowledge can encourage the creation of local food markets and short supply chains, and uphold the integrity of the organic quality of the product.

  • Societal perceptions and benefits of rural life and jobs: will COVID 19 generate a long-lasting shift?

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    Code: 30685 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-COMMUNITIES-01-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Rural areas are often described by the challenges they face: depopulation, demographic change, low income levels, limited access to services, low connectivity, discontent caused by the feeling of being overlooked and limited resilience. However, rural areas can be places of opportunities. Overall, there are increasing demands from the society that are putting pressure on rural areas and the Covid-19 crisis showed how important it is to keep essential services, e.g. the agri-food production that is an important part of the rural economies, active. To better respond to rural areas needs and challenges, and to revert the negative trends that affect the well-being of rural communities, it is important to better understand how rural life is perceived by urban and rural dwellers and to build a new narrative, based on facts, that highlight the opportunities of these places.

  • New sustainable business and production models for farmers and rural communities

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    Code: 30683 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-COMMUNITIES-02-2-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    EU agri-food value chains are diverse and dynamic, enabling them to meet the various consumers’ expectations, potentially helping producers increase value added. At the same time agriculture is characterised by a stagnant and low share of value added in the value chain due to: high input costs, structure of the food value chains (concentration upstream and downstream), variation in production and incorporation of new services. Therefore, rural communities as well as farmers are under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable business and production models that consider not only economic but also both social and environmental aspects. Moving towards more sustainable business and production systems requires adequate tools and measurement methods to assess and monitor the multi-performance of farms and rural businesses under different conditions.

    This topic is focused on new sustainable business and production models for farmers and rural communities.

    Successful proposals are expected to clearly address only one of the following areas: area A or area B.

  • Circular solutions for textile value chains through innovative sorting, recycling, and design for recycling

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    Code: 30663 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-1-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The topic aims at improved management of the end-of-life phase of textile products. Proposals should address one or more of the following subjects and aim to combine them where relevant in a systemic way: facilitation of the disintegration of textile products through design, sorting, and recycling of textiles.

  • Agro-pastoral/outdoor livestock systems and wildlife management

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    Code: 30661 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-1 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Agro-pastoral/outdoor livestock farming systems, which include a large number traditional activities in Europe such as grazing systems, mountain livestock farming, transhumance, silvo-pastoral and agroforestry systems, offer beneficial effects to animal production and to habitat maintenance, carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation and soil protection.
    The increased demand for natural resources by human population with the consequent fragmentation of wildlife habitat, together with the increased population of wild animals and the change in land use have often resulted in human-wildlife conflicts.
    The implementation of a common and integrated approach at EU level is required to optimize the management of the co-existence of terrestrial wildlife (large carnivores, ungulates) and agro-pastoral/outdoor livestock systems at landscape level.

    The successful proposal will help policy makers and other actors to monitor and improve the management of farming and terrestrial wildlife relationships, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services.

  • Minimising climate impact on fisheries: mitigation and adaptation solutions for future climate regimes

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    Code: 30658 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-6-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    This topic is focused on minimising climate impact on fisheries.

  • Innovative technologies for zero pollution, zero-waste biorefineries

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    Code: 30656 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-ZEROPOLLUTION-02-2-two-stage Grant | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    Successful proposals will support researchers and innovators to improve the environmental performances and circularity of bio-based systems in industrial sectors.

    Pollution from anthropogenic activities undermines the integrity of Earth ecosystems and severely affects the natural resources essential for human life. The EU bioeconomy strategy 2030 sets environmental protection at the basis of the modernisation of bio-based industries in the Union, to ensure a trustful green transition of EU economy away from a linear fossil-based system.

  • Circular design of bio-based processes and products

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    Code: 30653 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-5-two-stage | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 17/09/2024

    The bio-based processes and products within the scope of this topic do not include food, feed, biofuels, bioenergy and cultural and recreation sectors. The establishment of safe, resilient, competitive and equitable production and consumption systems with reduced environmental impacts on soil, water, and air quality, biodiversity and climate, is part of the objectives of the EU circular economy.

    Successful proposals will enable the bio-based industries in the Union, including SMEs, to contribute to the enhancement of European industrial sustainability, competitiveness and resource independence and to the deployment of innovative and sustainable value-chains in the bio-based sectors as a prerequisite and driver of future solutions for a circular economy and the bioeconomy transitions.

  • EU-African Union cooperation on agroforestry management for climate change adaptation and mitigation

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    Code: 30651 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Achieving sustainable agricultural production that fosters both climate change mitigation and adaptation and biodiversity preservation and enhancement is a policy objective that implies finding a balance with farm productivity, socio-economic viability and wider sustainability goals. Agroforestry systems have the potential to increase ecosystem services – including soil carbon sequestration, water retention, erosion control, soil nutrients, pollination, pest- and disease-control – and biodiversity, while improving farming productivity, profitability and sustainability of farmers’ incomes. Implementation of agroforestry in the EU and the AU needs to be boosted in order to maximise this potential. The management of agroforestry systems is critical for their positive impact on climate and the environment as well as to ensure a balance with productivity and profitability for farmers. This is essential to promote the uptake and long-term sustainability of agroforestry.

  • New healthy and sustainable food products and processes

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    Code: 30643 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Further research is necessary to determine how the structural characteristics of plant-based foods deliver health benefits in modulating digestibility and in improving bioavailability of nutrients and how the physical structure may be modified by processing.

    A food systems’ transformation is needed with a shift towards more healthy, safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable food for all, coupled with a respective change in the food production, distribution and consumption involving all the actors of the food chain.

    A move to a plant-based diet with less red and processed meat, less salt, sugars, saturated and trans fats and additives, with more whole-grain cereals, fruit and vegetables, legumes and nuts, as well as processing efficiency and reduced losses and wastage along the food supply chains is needed.

    This topic is focused on new healthy and sustainable food products and processes.

  • Citizens’ science as an opportunity to foster the transition to sustainable food systems

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    Code: 30641 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-6 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    There is a need for more data-driven decision making, engaging citizens in research through the provision of data on their practices, choices and attitudes towards the food system provides potential for a more direct citizen engagement in transforming food systems.

    Citizen’s science is a fast-growing mode of research and innovation that can allow for enhanced food system transformation driven by engagement, trust and transparency. It can leverage relevant private relevant data to take stock of current citizens’ behaviour towards the food system, including aspects such as food consumption, marketing and food environment influence, health, mobility, regionality/locality, food-related waste generation and management, etc. by using collective intelligence.

    This topic is focused on Citizens’ science as an opportunity to foster the transition to sustainable food systems.

  • Climate-smart use of wood in the construction sector to support the New European Bauhaus

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    Code: 30639 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-5 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    This topic will support the New European Bauhaus initiative and the implementation of the new EU forest strategy by making the construction sector more renewable and circular especially for existing buildings, which includes the use of currently underused timber such as hardwoods, salvage wood and post-consumer wood for traditional and newly emerging innovative woody biomass-based applications, while including circularity as part of a broader system and design loop.

    Wood materials remain considerably under-utilised in the construction sector despite their durability and appreciation by end users. At the same time, there is a need for making the construction sector more renewable and circular, which includes the use of currently underused timber such as hardwoods, damage wood and post-consumer wood, while including circularity as part of a broader system and design loop. This requires new raw material sources and secondary material, technologies, and designs for wood components, specified products and for wooden buildings. Buildings need also to be adapted to climate change, including as regards summer and winter thermic performance.

  • Invasive alien species

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    Code: 30637 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-1 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Invasive alien species are one of the five main direct drivers of biodiversity loss. Besides inflicting major damage to nature and the economy, many invasive alien species also facilitate the outbreak and spread of infectious diseases, posing a threat to humans and native wildlife. Climate change and land-use changes facilitate the spread and establishment of many alien species and create new opportunities for them to become invasive. This topic is contributing to the adaptation to climate change.

  • Bioeconomy project development assistance

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    Code: 30634 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-8 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The successful proposal will improve the deployment of sustainable bioeconomy business models and solutions, which will help rural and coastal areas in achieving a just, green transition.

  • Regional ecosystems of innovation to foster food system transformation

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    Code: 30631 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    Collaboration between innovation actors across Europe is necessary to accelerate and master the innovative solutions needed for the food system transformation and the implementation of sustainable solutions.

    Strong and well-connected food systems actors, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and industrial clusters, start-ups, universities/research centres, public authorities and civil society organisations, have the potential to become ecosystems of innovation facilitating coordination and multi-stakeholder engagement, to create an effective framework for action to support the food system transition in the EU and Associated Countries.

    This topic is focused on the regional ecosystems of innovation to foster food system transformation.

  • Circular solutions for textile value chains based on extended producer responsibility

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    Code: 30629 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The purpose of this topic is to enable the optimal functioning of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes for textiles within the EU and to take into account the commitments of the textile strategy on Extended Producer Responsibility.

    Proposals should aim to support the high-quality separate collection, preparation for treatment and treatment of used textiles and textile waste, thereby enabling the optimal functioning of EPR schemes in this sector.

  • Circular bioeconomy start-up villages

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    Code: 30627 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-9 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The proposal will contribute by accelerating rural fair and just transitions, developing innovative and sustainable value-chains and sharing platforms (e.g. Startup Village Forum).

    Applicants should demonstrate how they will provide innovative circular, sustainable and socially fair bioeconomy solutions for:

    • food systems transformation
    • bio-based sectors, covering biological waste/residues and bio-based materials and products
    • employing digital technologies and approaches.

  • Circular Cities and Regions Initiative’s project development assistance (CCRI-PDA)

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    Code: 30625 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-1 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The successful proposal will support the delivery of solutions to implement the European Green Deal, the circular economy action plan (CEAP) and the bioeconomy strategy. The topic will support the transition towards a sustainable, regenerative, inclusive and just circular economy across regions of Europe at local and regional scale.

    The Circular Cities and Regions Initiative’s Project Development Assistance (CCRI-PDA) projects are part of the implementation of the European Commission’s Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI). The purpose of the CCRI-PDA is to help project promoters develop their circular economy proposals at local and regional scale by bringing together the technical, economic and legal expertise.

  • Innovative circular solutions for furniture

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    Code: 30622 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-3 Grant | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    A successful proposal will contribute to the following Destination impacts: i) enhance European industrial sustainability, competitiveness and resource independence, and ii) improve on consumer and citizen benefits.

    Predominantly consisting of SMEs, the EU furniture industry employs around one million European workers and manufactures approximately a quarter of the world’s furniture.
    Reuse activity in the sector is considered low. Where reuse does occur, it is mostly through commercial second-hand shops, social enterprise companies or charities.

    Circularity concepts must be anchored in the design phase of products.

  • Digital information systems for bio-based products

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    Code: 30619 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-6 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Successful proposals will support the bio-based industries and the enablers of the digital transition in the Union to contribute to the development of innovative and sustainable value-chains in the bio-based sectors.

    Digital technologies can track and report the journeys of products, components and materials and make the resulting data securely access.

  • The role of mainstream media, social media and marketing in fostering healthy and sustainable consumption patterns and how to encourage good practices

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    Code: 30617 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-3 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    The main objective of this topic is to better understand factors influencing dietary behaviour and to advance the understanding of the role of mainstream media, social media and digital marketing in fostering (un-)healthy and (un-)sustainable consumption patterns and to encourage good practices.

  • Broaden EIP Operational Group outcomes across borders by means of thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice

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    Code: 30615 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-8 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    The successful proposals will focus on knowledge sharing in a language that is easy to understand and targeted to farmers and foresters. They will address the necessity of primary producers for impartial and tailored knowledge on the management choices related to the needs, challenges or opportunities they experience.
    They will contribute to effective Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), thereby adding value to the knowledge and cost-effectiveness of innovative practices and techniques in and across primary production sectors, food and bioeconomy systems, and lead to more informed and engaged stakeholders and users of project results.

  • Additional activities for the European Partnership for a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy

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    Code: 30605 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-1 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    The objective of this action is to continue to provide support to the European Partnership for a climate-neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy (SBEP) identified in the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2021-2024 and first implemented under the topic HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-02: European Partnership for a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy, and in particular to fund additional activities (which may also be undertaken by additional partners) in view of its intended scope and duration, and in accordance with Article 24(2) of the Horizon Europe Regulation.

    This topic is for the continuation of the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership (SBEP), i.e. EU contribution in WP 2023-2024.

    The scope of the application for this call on the European partnership for a climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy should focus on duly justified continuation or additional priority areas, additional activities and additional partners, including from additional countries, delivering knowledge and solutions to make the blue economy sustainable and ensure that its benefits are distributed fairly, by aligning national, regional and EU R&I priorities and bringing together science, industry, governance and society.

  • Enhancing working conditions and strengthening the work force through digital and data technologies – the potential of robotics and augmented reality in agriculture

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    Code: 30598 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-7 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    Digital and data technologies can facilitate the work in agriculture, enhance working conditions and mitigate the challenge of a lack of work force, by which some branches and regions are affected. They have the potential of making farm-related jobs more attractive, including for younger generations, and to make them safer. Digital and data technologies can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of applications, including for instance through a higher level of precision, and thus increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the sector. Automation is increasingly used in agriculture; frequently, the cost-effectiveness of innovative digital and data technologies still presents a bottleneck to their use in the sector, particularly in fields where their application is not primarily relevant for increasing process efficiency and effectiveness. Technical solutions based on augmented reality approaches offer many opportunities to facilitate and enhance the use of digital technologies in agriculture, to enhance the performance of digital tools, and to provide remote assistance, which is important for remote businesses, particularly in rural areas.

    A successful proposal will contribute to transition to a fair, healthy and resilient agriculture.

  • Systemic circular solutions for a sustainable tourism

    Closed

    Code: 30587 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-4 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Circular tourism should consider waste and water management, batteries and vehicles, electronics and ICT, packaging, plastics, construction and buildings, GHG emissions of local and long-distance mobility, accommodation and food services.

    Proposals are expected to implement and demonstrate circular systemic solutions at the level of cities and regions, and include several sectors providing services for visitors and residents such as hospitality, transportation, culture, attractions, nature-based activities.

    A successful proposal will contribute to the following Destination impacts: i) accelerate regional, rural, local/urban and consumer-based transitions, ii) enhance European industrial sustainability, competitiveness and resource independence, and iii) improve on consumer and citizen benefits.

  • Developing EU advisory networks on sustainable livestock systems

    Closed

    Code: 30585 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-13 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    The successful proposal will focus on advisor exchanges across the EU in order to increase the speed of knowledge creation and sharing, capacity building, demonstration of innovative solutions, as well as helping to bring them into practice, which accelerates the necessary transitions. Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), in which advisors play a central role, are key drivers to speed up innovation and the uptake of research results by farmers.

    This specific topic focuses on the important role that advisors can play in relation to boosting sustainable livestock systems in the future.

  • Organic farming thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice

    Closed

    Code: 30583 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    Successful proposals will support the objectives of the European Green Deal, including on climate change, of the common agricultural policy (CAP) and of the farm to fork strategy, notably its target to reach at least 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. This topic addresses the necessity of organic farming producers for impartial and tailored knowledge on the management choices related to the needs, challenges or opportunities they experience. Successful proposals will speed up innovation and the uptake of results, and will contribute to effective Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS).

    This topic aims at supporting the achievement of the farm to fork strategy target of at least 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, for which knowledge and best practice exchange among farmers and across the EU and Associated Countries are fundamental, as it is recognised in the action plan for the development of organic production[4]. In this respect, it also aims to support climate change mitigation and adaptation, including carbon farming uptake.

  • Develop innovative applications to support the European Green Deal, building on meteorological satellite data

    Closed

    Code: 30581 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-6 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Τρόφιμα, Βιοοικονομία, Φυσικοί Πόροι, Γεωργία και Περιβάλλον (Πολυθεματική Προτεραιότητα 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    A successful proposal will be delivering new environmental information through the exploitation of Earth observations and promote application development and pre-operational European services through cloud infrastructures, supporting the GEO engagement priorities and the objectives of the European Green Deal.

    The successful applications should take up and enhance the development of new environmental information based on the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS SG). They should explore pre-operational European services through the exploitation of new Earth Observation (EO), digital infrastructures and modelling capabilities.

    This topic is focused on the developement of innovative applications to support the European Green Deal, building on meteorological satellite data.

  • Programmed biodegradation capability of bio-based materials and products, validated in specific environments

    Closed

    Code: 30579 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-5 Grant | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Biodegradability of materials and products for targeted applications may offer viable end-of-life solutions in case of safe and sustainable biodegradation either in open environments or under controlled conditions, i.e., in composting plants and anaerobic digestors.

    This topic is focused on the programmed biodegradation capability of bio-based materials and products, validated in specific environments.

  • Demonstrating the fair and just transition from GHG-intensive economies facing challenges towards circular bioeconomy model regions

    Closed

    Code: 30577 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-7 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    This topic is focused on the demonstration of the fair and just transition from GHG-intensive economies facing challenges towards circular bioeconomy model regions.

  • Targeting aquatic extremophiles for sourcing novel enzymes, drugs, metabolites and chemicals

    Closed

    Code: 30574 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Extreme environments with huge bio-resources still present enormous challenges for exploration and sampling operations. Challenges are often due to the depth, pH, salinity, temperature and pressure conditions, which make exploration technically difficult, risky and expensive.

    This topic is foucused on the targeting aquatic extremophiles for sourcing novel enzymes, drugs, metabolites and chemicals.

  • Developing EU advisory networks on forestry

    Closed

    Code: 30572 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    This specific topic focuses on the important role advisors can play related to more sustainable forestry in the future.

  • Biodiversity thematic networks to compile and share knowledge ready for practice

    Closed

    Code: 30570 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    This topic is focused on biodiversity thematic networks.

    Project results are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

    • Support the implementation of the cross-cutting objective of modernising the sector by fostering and sharing of knowledge, innovation and digitalisation in agriculture and rural areas, and encouraging their uptake.
    • Collection and distribution of easily accessible practice-oriented knowledge on the thematic area chosen, in particular the existing best practices and research findings that are ready to be put into practice.
    • Maintenance of the practical knowledge for the long-term – beyond the project period – in particular by using the main trusted dissemination channels that farmers/foresters most often consult.
    • Increased flow of practical information between farmers/foresters in the EU in a geographically balanced way, creating spill-overs and taking account of the differences between territories.

  • Customisation/pre-operationalisation of prototypes end-user services in the area Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

    Closed

    Code: 30568 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-GOVERNANCE-01-5 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 28/02/2024

    PCP: a joint procurement of research and development services – is launched to reinforce public demand driven innovation in end-user services in the area of climate adaptation and mitigation. PCP has the potential to be an effective demand side innovation action and a useful tool to close the gap between supply and demand for innovative solutions.

    The PCP should deliver successful innovative and fully tested product(s) and/or service(s) that meet the common needs of a buyers’ group (consortium of procurers) to procure research, develop innovative marketable solutions, speed up the time-to-market and provide best value for money.

  • Transformative action of policy mixes, governance and digitalisation addressing biodiversity loss

    Closed

    Code: 30566 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-5 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    This topic is focused on the transformative action of policy mixes, governance and digitalisation addressing biodiversity loss.

  • Participation and empowerment of Arctic coastal, local, and indigenous communities in environmental decision-making

    Closed

    Code: 30540 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-COMMUNITIES-01-3 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Addressing ongoing Arctic environmental and societal changes requires that all relevant knowledge, indigenous/traditional and scientific knowledge alike, is mobilised to respond and govern the challenges posed by those changes, and communities empowered to take part in environmental decision-making.

    Proposals are expected to contribute to sustainable and inclusive development, incorporating a better understanding of the environmental, socio-economic, cultural and demographic drivers of change.

    This topic is focused on the participation and empowerment of Arctic coastal, local, and indigenous communities in environmental decision-making.

  • Biodiversity, economics and finance: Understanding macro-financial risks associated with biodiversity loss

    Closed

    Code: 30537 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-4 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    The successful proposal(s) will help unlock financial flows needed for reversing biodiversity loss, and contribute to mainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and natural capital in the society and economy.

    This topic is focused on understanding macro-financial risks associated with biodiversity loss.

  • Reintroduction of landscape features in intensive agricultural areas

    Closed

    Code: 30535 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-7 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    Successful proposals will contribute to develop and improve practices in agriculture to support and make sustainable use of biodiversity and a wide range of ecosystems services.

    There is a need to reintroduce nature to improve the state of the environment by delivering ecosystem services and as a contribution to climate mitigation and adaptation. In particular it is needed to achieve ecological corridors, in conjunction with other multifunctional Nature-based Solutions.

    This topic is focused on reintroduction of landscape features in intensive agricultural areas.

  • Socio-economic, climate and environmental aspects of paludiculture

    Closed

    Code: 30529 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-2 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/10/2023 | End submission calls: 22/02/2024

    This topic is focused on socio-economic, climate and environmental aspects of paludiculture.

  • The interrelation between social, cultural and political identities, as well as the sense of belonging, and democracies

    Closed

    Code: 30517 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    It can be argued that the involvement of certain communities in democratic processes of decision-making (through quotas, but also through other participatory processes at different levels such as participants sortition) can contribute to further foster the sense of belonging to a democratic society, and further increase their participation in democratic life.

    This topic is focused on the interrelation between social, cultural and political identities, as well as the sense of belonging, and democracies.

  • The role and functioning of public administrations in democratic systems

    Closed

    Code: 30514 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-09 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Governments are excessively under pressure today to adapt and respond to rapidly changing global economic, social, political, ecological and technological trends, to develop better public policy outcomes and high-quality public services that respond to the needs of their citizens, and to transform their internal operations on the go, creating modern and innovative public administrations. This area of research intends to investigate how European Union governments are approaching public administration and governance reform i.e. what areas they strategically invest in, what challenges they encounter, what (national, European or international) support (expertise, finance) they capitalise on, and how they generally approach transforming their government administrations (through e.g. systems approaches, open government approaches, innovation portfolio approach, organisational framework conditions enabling innovation, etc.) as they face the challenges of today.

  • Future scenarios and young visions for European democracy 2040

    Closed

    Code: 30511 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Projects should contribute to the following expected results:

    Future scenario work streams, roadmap and strategy for achieving the most preferred scenarios for democracy in the European Union in 2040, researched, discussed and jointly developed through iterative, large-scale engagement processes with various stakeholder groups, e.g. young European citizens, political and institutional actors and organized civil society.

  • Strategies to strengthen the European linguistic capital in a globalised world

    Closed

    Code: 30509 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-HERITAGE-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    European languages are vehicles of our identity, behaviour and cultural perception. Communicating in their native languages, EU citizens connect with their cultural heritage, build their collective and individual identity and better understand the contribution of their national or regional culture to the European culture as a whole. However, in the globalisation era, some languages are dominating, leading gradually to a ‘language oligopoly’.

    Therefore, research should address tensions between globalisation and the preservation of European identities as expressed by languages, paying attention to policies and practices regarding the use of national and ‘international’ languages and their place in each country’s cultural, scientific, academic, social, political and economic life.

  • Strengthen economic fairness and resilience of active labour market policies and address high unemployment

    Closed

    Code: 30507 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Active labour market policies are widely used by European countries to improve the functioning of their labour markets by addressing skill mismatches, labour market segmentation, and by promoting the integration in the labour market of those facing difficulties in accessing it. Policies aimed at skill development could be effective in periods of low economic activity at the macroeconomic level, given that the opportunity cost of training programmes is lower in times of recession.

    More research is needed to survey the different types of active labour market policies enacted by the Member States, especially in the area of skills development during economic downturns, and their effects on people facing economic challenges, e.g. people at risk of poverty or workers whose job is at risk of automation or at risk of transformation due to transition to a decarbonised economy.

  • Protest politics and cultures of opposition in democracy

    Closed

    Code: 30505 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Citizens increasingly disengage from traditional party politics and voting as a way to express political views, values and beliefs.

    Research proposals under this topic should analyse further the shift towards politics of collective action, and their impact on European democracies, including their role in resisting the rise of authoritarian tendencies and in taking down authoritarian regimes.

    This topic is focused on protests politics and cultures of opposition in democracy.

  • What is the long-term impact of rule of law and other European values on socio-economic outcomes?

    Closed

    Code: 30502 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Recent insights into the role of networks for the creation of value have yet to be transferred in an important manner to areas of study dealing with important public/common goods such as rule of law and the various human and fundamental rights and freedoms established by European Union law.

    It is well understood that networks can amplify asset values in an important manner.

    How do structural features and metrics of societal networks impact that value of common/public goods?
    Is it possible to identify similar magnifying effects?
    And how can they be measured, in which unit can they be expressed?
    On the other hand value created within one particular network may not be transferable to another network without significant losses.
    What factors will determine the importance of such losses?

  • Computational Social Science approaches in research on democracy

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    Code: 30500 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Social sciences have not yet fully embraced the breakthrough of computational science that took place in past years with costs for data transport and data storage ceasing to be a limiting factor for data-driven social science. Developing new crosscutting tools of social and computational science will indeed contribute to better understanding how the EU society acts.

    This topic is focused on computational Social Science approaches in research on democracy.

  • Political participation in multilingual spaces

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    Code: 30498 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The European Union is made up of a population with a multitude of languages (including sign languages) and dialects, which reflect a mosaic of cultures in constant interaction and evolution. Although this is not new, managing political participation in multilingual spaces is a challenge, particularly with a view to creating a European public space for citizen deliberation.

    This topic is focused on the political participation in multilingual spaces.

  • New European Bauhaus – Innovative solutions for greener and fairer ways of life through arts and culture, architecture and design for all

    Closed

    Code: 30492 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-HERITAGE-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The New European Bauhaus, as closely connected to cultural heritage and culture, brings a cultural and creative dimension to the European Green Deal. The September 2021 Communication on the New European Bauhaus, recognises that artists and cultural and creative professionals are essential actors when it comes to reflecting and conveying values, to transmitting new and symbolic meanings, and to ensuring sustainability and enabling societal transformation.

    This topic is focused on innovative solutions for greener and fairer ways of life through arts and culture, architecture and design for all.

  • Effective education and labour market transitions of young people

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    Code: 30490 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Effective educational transitions, in particular participation and completion rates in upper secondary and tertiary education, are prominent in the European Education Area, which includes targets on early school leaving and tertiary educational attainment. Promoting successful transitions from education to the labour market has been one of the core European Commission policy activities since the outburst of the Great Recession.

    This topic is focused on effective education and labour market transitions of young people.

  • Europe’s cultural heritage and arts – promoting our values at home and abroad

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    Code: 30488 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-HERITAGE-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The objective of thε innovation proposal under this topic, is to test existing practices and policies that enable arts and culture to promote European values and identities outside Europe, allowing people to experience European arts, culture and traditions both in their original environments and settings and by visiting the rich European cultural landscapes. It also aims to identify potential existing barriers and propose a mixed model for cooperation that will take into account participation at the local, national and regional level and the coordination of different sectors and stakeholders. In this analysis, the presence of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) should be considered.

  • The role of social economy in addressing social exclusion, providing quality jobs and greater sustainability

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    Code: 30486 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-09 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic is focused on the role of social economy in addressing social exclusion, providing quality jobs and greater sustainability.

    Almost 3 million social economy entities in Europe offer concrete and innovative solutions to key challenges EU society faces.
    The social economy can also help implement the principles of the European Pillar for Social Rights and deliver on its 2021 Action Plan and the 2030 headline targets. There is an uneven development of the social economy within the EU and a major untapped economic and job creation potential for the social economy in several Member States and regions. The Social Economy Action Plan, adopted in December 2021 puts forward measures to help further mobilise the potential of the Social Economy.

  • Financial support for Ecosystem Partners

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    Code: 30473 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-PARTNERS-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 16/08/2023 | End submission calls: 14/11/2023

    On 18 September 2023, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organising an informative webinar to learn more about the Coordination and Support Action call (CSA) with the title: Financial support to access services from ecosystem players.

    The CSA call on Ecosystem Partners was published on 16 August 2023.

  • Leverage the digital transition for competitive European cultural and creative industries

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    Code: 30434 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-HERITAGE-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are an important source of growth and job creation in the European economy.

    The ongoing digital transition brings great opportunities for the CCIs, but also serious threats.

    To take full advantage of the many opportunities offered by the digital transition, and avoid the pitfalls, require capacities and competencies that many of Europe’s CCIs currently lack.

    This topic is focused on the leverage of the digital transition for competitive European cultural and creative industries.

  • Multilevel governance in times of digital and climate transitions

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    Code: 30419 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The threat of climate change will require changes in the ways in which we organise our societies, action at all levels of government, and coordination between these levels so that actions are taken at the most appropriate one and complement each other effectively.

    The digital transition is also at the heart of the question of multi-level governance of major transitions.

    This topic is focused on multilevel governance during times of digital and climate transitions.

  • Digital democracy

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    Code: 30411 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Through digital platforms and social media, individuals continue to voice their opinions, expose and mobilise for social movements, fostering change and raising awareness of democracy and fundamental rights. Citizens turned to digital media and collaborative platforms to deal with public affairs, exercising active citizenship virtually.

    The aim of the digital democracy platforms expand the opportunities for democratic deliberations through better and faster political information exchange, public dialogue, engagement in public decision-making and exercising voting rights in political elections. Digital democracy can also play an active role in creating and deepening societal change. For this aim, proposals should investigate – building on existing literature and data – the most recent developments, especially as regards the pandemic-induced innovative e-democracy and e-participation solutions at all levels of governance (international, EU, national, regional, local).

  • Minimise costs and maximise benefits of job creation and job destruction

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    Code: 30376 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-03 Grant | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This tpic is focused on minimise costs and maximise benefits of job creation and job destruction.

    The topic should identify the best ways to train refugees, immigrants, women, older and younger people, people affected by disabilities, unemployed and inactive, medium and low skilled employees, low and medium educated people, individuals living in rural areas, NEETs (not in education, employment, or training), since these people have fewer resources to cover transition spells.

  • Assessing and strengthening the complementarity between new technologies and human skills

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    Code: 30373 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    New technologies may increase or reduce overall employment opportunities: they tend to increase them in the presence of strong productivity gains or if they create new tasks that are best carried out using human skills (possible example: a nurse using medical machines to perform checks previously carried out by a doctor), but can reduce them if the substitution of labour by machines dominates (possible example: self-service supermarket counters). However, there is still a limited understanding of which types of technologies and technology applications are particularly promising from the perspective of enhancing rather than displacing human skills and of creating employment opportunities as well as decent working conditions.

  • Gender-roles in extremist movements and their impact on democracy

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    Code: 30370 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    While gender and feminist scholarship in democracy tends to focus on the role of women and female representation, the role of men and different forms of masculinity are equally important to gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of gender roles and inequalities on democratic discourse, decision-making and governance.

  • Testing and implementation of research results fostering democracy and governance

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    Code: 30368 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic is focused on the implementation of research results fostering democracy and governance.
    The aim is to bring to society the benefits from previously EU-funded research in the field of democracy and governance be it in Horizon 2020 or other relevant programmes (such as Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme or the Global Europe Programme).

  • Methodologies for teamworking of researchers – reinforcing transversal collaborative skills, behavioural and implementation sciences

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    Code: 30365 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Πολιτισμός, δημιουργικότητα και κοινωνίες χωρίς αποκλεισμούς (Πολυθεματική Προτεραιότητα 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic is focused on methodologies for teamworking of researchers – reinforcing transversal collaborative skills, behavioural and implementation sciences.

  • Culture, the arts and cultural spaces for democratic participation and political expression, online and offline

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    Code: 30362 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Cultural, artistic and online spaces (such as public libraries, art exhibition spaces, heritage sites, cultural centres, parks and other public places used temporarily to convey a message, social media platforms, metaverses, etc.) are increasingly positioning themselves as catalysers for social and economic changes.

    Projects should contribute to the following expected outcomes:

    • Recommendations on how to foster civic participation through a deep analysis of the use of spaces beyond classic democratic institutions, especially cultural and artistic spaces, as well as cyberspace and metaverses, for political expression.
    • Forward-looking policy recommendations to ensure that digital spaces (including metaverses and social networks) can, by design, have a positive impact on democratic life and limit potential threats to democracy.
    • Experimentation of solutions, methods and tools to support democratic behaviour and social well-being for the next generation of social media.

  • Policy recommendations from socio-economic impacts of loneliness in Europe

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    Code: 30352 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Loneliness is becoming an urgent public health issue that calls for effective policy interventions. The effects of loneliness are harmful for health, but also have significant impacts on social cohesion and community trust. This topic is focused on the policy recommendations from socio-economic impacts of loneliness in Europe.

  • Social services: economic and social returns and value added

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    Code: 30348 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Social services have a fundamental role in our society, safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of vulnerable groups (e.g. migrants, people with disabilities, homeless, youth at risk, and more in general, unemployed people, low-income and poor households and women). Concerning the economic and social returns of these services, the proposals should focus on estimating the impacts from a life course perspective (including through age-dependent models), on children (development in their childhood and also into adulthood),on the employment and income situation of adults of investments in healthcare and education, including childcare and extracurricular activities for the children, but also other services such as housing and nutrition and long term care for the elderly.

  • Social dialogue in the new world of work

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    Code: 30345 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Social dialogue plays a crucial role in the functioning of the European social market economic model. There is an acute need for more innovative research that investigates the impact of the transforming world of work on the capacity of social actors to engage in social dialogue, as well as its effectiveness. Moreover, innovative research is needed to highlight opportunities arising from digitalisation that social partners need to seize in order to deliver positive socio-economic outcomes.

  • Beyond the horizon: A human-friendly deployment of artificial intelligence and related technologies

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    Code: 30301 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The history of “artificial intelligence” technologies (AI) is marked by great optimism and expectation, sometimes followed by disappointment. AI has had significant impact in the arts and humanities, and AI-based methods and tools are becoming more widely used in the cultural arena. Today the collection of computer technologies commonly labelled artificial intelligence, along with related technologies for instance in the fields of data science, neuroscience and biotechnology, already show the potential to disrupt and impact the rights of individuals and the wellbeing of societal structures. AI systems have been (mis-)used to micro-target and influence voters in elections as well as in the creation and dissemination of disinformation, and otherwise impact on human agency and autonomy. Many ethical issues arise in the development of AI systems, such as their use in medical devices, brain-computer interfaces, reasoning about human mental and emotion state, etc.

  • Arts and cultural awareness and expression in education and training

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    Code: 30282 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Arts in education and developing cultural awareness and expression, one of the key competences for lifelong learning have value in themselves. Research evidence is also missing on whether, and how, education and training systems have capacity to support learners in developing cultural awareness and expression.
    Therefore, this topic is focused on Arts and Cultural awareness as well as on their expression in education and training.

  • Next Generation Innovation Talents

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    Code: 30234 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-TALENTS-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 27/07/2023 | End submission calls: 04/10/2023

    The objective of the ‘Next Generation Innovation Talents’ scheme is to enable researchers and aspiring innovators to better understand and gain direct experience of the complex process of taking innovation beyond invention and help them develop their entrepreneurial mindset. At the same time, this scheme aims to provide innovative start-ups with access to new ideas and insights from the cutting edge of research, thus accelerating the development of their breakthrough products and services.

  • Evolution of RIS Innovations (EVO-R) 2023

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    Code: 30222 | Identifier Code: EVO-R | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 20/07/2023 | End submission calls: 09/08/2023

    EVO-R supports activities undertaking innovative small-scale manufacturing solutions from the demonstration stage through to market uptake. The grant is awarded to activities and/or individuals that were already have selected and concluded under the regional or national funding programmes in the RIS countries that aim to scale up into European and global markets.

    “EIT Manufacturing” is open to applications from entities that are citizens of EIT RIS eligible countries that shall present a solution fitting one of the EIT Manufacturing flagship areas.

  • Cultural and creative industries for a sustainable climate transition

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    Code: 30218 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL2-2024-HERITAGE-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Societies (Cluster 2)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are an important source of growth and job creation in the European economy. Moreover, the CCIs play a key role in shaping culture, values and perceptions across the European Union and beyond. Thus, the role of the CCIs in achieving the European Union’s climate transition objectives is crucial.

    This topic is focused on cultural and creative industries for a sustainable climate transition.

  • ERA Chairs

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    Code: 30216 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-TALENTS-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 28/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/03/2024

    Research organisations located in Widening countries interested in establishing an ERA Chair should submit a proposal with the prospective ERA Chair holder who should be an outstanding researcher and/or innovator in the chosen scientific domain.

    The scientific field can be any domain of research and innovation.

  • Excellence Hubs

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    Code: 30213 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ACCESS-07-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Widening Participation and Spreading Excellence (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 28/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/03/2024

    Excellence hubs are part of the European Excellence Initiative and complement the science-oriented schemes Teaming, Twinning, ERA Chairs and the European Excellence Initiative for universities by a dedicated innovation component. Excellence hubs will focus on innovation by allowing innovation ecosystems in Widening countries and beyond, to team up and create better linkages between academia, business, government and society. This will foster a real place-based innovation culture in Widening countries based on a strategic agenda aligned with regional or national smart specialisation strategies.

    This action responds to the third priority in the ERA communication on translating R&I results into the economy and will especially support R&I policies aiming at boosting the resilience and competitiveness of our economies and societies. This means ensuring European competitive leadership in the global race for technology based on excellence while improving the environment for business R&I investment, deployment of new technologies and enhancing the take up and visibility of research results in the economy and society as a whole. This action addresses regions as R&I actors since they are the place where the innovation and industrial ecosystems breathe and develop, making the links between Europe and business including SMEs and start-ups, research centres, innovation stakeholders as well as citizens.

  • Exploration of critical raw materials in deep land deposits (RIA)

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    Code: 30211 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Projects outcomes will enable achieving the expected impacts of the destination by increasing access to primary raw materials and secondary raw materials, in particular critical raw materials[1] for EU industrial value chains and strategic sectors.

    This topic is focused on the exploration of critical raw materials in deep land deposits (RIA).

  • Biodegradable polymers for sustainable packaging materials (IA)

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    Code: 30209 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-35 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The topic is focused on biodegradable polymers for sustainable packaging materials (IA).

  • Turning CO2 emissions from the process industry to feedstock (Processes4Planet partnership) (IA)

    Closed

    Code: 30207 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-35 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The proposals submitted under this topic are expected to demonstrate the economic viability of the efficient capture and utilisation of CO/CO2 streams from point sources (e.g., large and medium industrial installations such as steel, cement, refining and chemical plants) converting the streams into added value chemicals and materials in near to production size systems.
    The technologies proposed should support cross-sectorial concepts and sector integration.

  • Rare Earth and magnets innovation hubs (IA)

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    Code: 30204 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Projects outcomes will enable achieving the expected impacts of the destination by increasing access to primary raw materials and secondary raw materials, in particular critical raw materials for EU industrial value chains and strategic sectors.

    Actions are expected to contribute to the implementation the EU action plan on Critical Raw Materials and the action plan on Rare Earth Magnets and Motors from the European Raw Materials Alliance.

  • Technologies for extraction and processing of critical raw materials (IA)

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    Code: 30201 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Projects outcomes will enable achieving the expected impacts of the destination by increasing access to primary raw materials and secondary raw materials, in particular critical raw materials for EU industrial value chains and strategic sectors.

    This topic is focused on technologies for extraction and processing of critical raw materials.

  • EIT Urban Mobility - Mobility for more liveable urban spaces - Business Plan 2023-2025

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    Code: 30198 | Identifier Code: 2nd Innovation Targeted Call | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 23/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/08/2023

    Under the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) – Urban Mobility, topics under the call “EIT Urban Mobility – Mobility for more liveable urban spaces – 2023-2025 Business Plans” – 2nd Innovation Targeted Call, have opened for the submission of proposals.

    The 2 topics that opened for the submission of proposals, under the present call, are the following:

    Call Topic 1 – Healthy Cities.
    Call Topic 2 – Hydrogen Cargo Bikes.

  • Advanced biomaterials for the Health Care (IA)

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    Code: 30183 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-36 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic refers to the innovation market for Healthcare and Medicine, which affects many citizens and their needs. Several materials specifications and related innovations needs will support this topic such as renewable and recyclable materials, alternative active ingredients, design for circularity, lightweight materials.

    Medical suppliers can commercialise injectable hydrogels, including those made of nanocomposite, natural and synthetic polymer-based biomaterials, bone cements, bio-ceramics and electronics.

  • Bio-intelligent manufacturing industries (Made in Europe Partnership) (RIA)

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    Code: 30168 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The biological transformation of industry is a pioneering frontier that the industry of the Union and Associated Countries can harness to enhance circularity and sustainability, while advancing production efficiency and competitiveness. The biological transformation of industry involves the integration of bio-intelligent structures, processes, organisms or materials into technology by systematically applying knowledge from biology.

    The focus of this topic is on manufacturing.
    The development of materials beyond the manufacturing context is excluded.

     

  • Digital transformation and ensuring a better use of industrial data, which can optimise steel supply chains (Clean Steel Partnership) (IA)

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    Code: 30166 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-44 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic is focused on digital transformation, ensuring a better use of industrial data, which can optimise steel supply chains.

  • Development of safe and sustainable by design alternatives (IA)

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    Code: 30163 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-24 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The Commission initiative for Safe and Sustainable by Design sets a framework for assessing safety and sustainability of chemicals and materials and which should be considered as a reference in the proposal.

    Proposals should develop one or more new chemical substances or materials to replace existing substances of concern with surfactant, flame retardant or plasticising functionalities for a chosen application. Proposals should address at least one industrial application. The new substances or materials shall be aligned with the Safe and Sustainable by Design framework, and demonstrate improved sustainability and a contribution to lower the impact on climate. The selected industrial application(s) should be in areas where substitution with safer and more sustainable solutions is not yet in place, or in progress.

    This topic is focused on the development of safe and sustainable by design alternatives.

  • Manufacturing as a Service: Technologies for customised, flexible, and decentralised production on demand (Made in Europe Partnership) (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 30160 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic aims at further developing and integrating the technologies needed for the successful implementation of MaaS allowing to manufacture “on demand” a large choice of customised products, with high flexibility and short lead time, by using distributed facilities as a service and exploiting unused production capacities, also by rapid re-purposing of manufacturing machines.
    The objective will be achieved through platforms for fast data exchange and seamless, data-driven, standards-based automation of inter-company processes beyond the factory boundaries.

  • Connect New European Bauhaus Call for proposals for citizen generated solutions and initiatives to advance sustainability, beauty, and inclusivity

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    Code: 30155 | Identifier Code: EIT Community Connect NEB | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 19/07/2023 | End submission calls: 29/09/2023

    The EIT Community invites applicants to develop and submit applications aligned with the New European Bauhaus initiative (NEB) focused on developing long-term solutions in collaboration with citizens to deliver transformation that match the needs and demand of a wider community.

    The primary focus of the Connect NEB Call for Proposals is to deploy inspirational beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive project proposals and demonstrate new solutions that boost the transformation of cities, peri-urban and rural areas. 

  • CO2-neutral steel production with hydrogen, secondary carbon carriers and electricity OR innovative steel applications for low CO2 emissions (Clean Steel Partnership) (RIA)

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    Code: 30152 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-46 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The establishment of a clean steel market will be based upon decarbonisation of the steel making and production through the use of advanced and breakthrough technologies. The modification and change of production routes will have an impact onto the design of customised steel products and its applications in the market.

    Proposals should aim at one of the following two aspects, corresponding respectively to the points 1) and 2) outlined under the expected outcomes section:

    1. Proposals should relate to metal reduction processes using hydrogen, renewable electricity, and/or secondary carbon carriers, and/or to replace fossil fuels and reductants in steelmaking and in downstream processing in steel plants.
    2. Proposals should address the conception and production of clean steel for use in established markets and/or in markets having specific demanding or harsh environments.

  • Addressing due diligence requirements in raw materials supply chains (CSA)

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    Code: 30149 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Knowledge in the area supply chain due diligence needs to be strengthened to limit complexity and enable a level playing field for responsible sourcing of raw materials.

    This topic is addressing due diligence requirements in raw materials supply chains.

  • Optimisation of thermal energy flows in the process industry (Processes4Planet partnership) (IA)

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    Code: 30142 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-32 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    The topic focuses on highly process-integrated technologies that allow heat recovery and use of high temperature installations. Heat storage, when needed, should be intermediary only.
    One example could be the adaptation and integration of heat pumps for high temperature (150-250 °C) applications for large thermal capacity (~1-20 MW), but not only – examples could also encompass the direct use of excess heat by e.g., the adaptation and integration of advanced heat exchangers.

  • Breakthroughs to improve process industry resource efficiency (Processes4Planet partnership) (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 30140 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-41 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Process industries will greatly benefit from radically new approaches that will lead to a much higher resource efficiency (including higher selectivity), producing less low-value by-products and waste and enabling the handing of a higher feedstock variability, and ultimately leading to lower level of GHG emissions linked to the process industries. To reach ambitious targets regarding resource efficiency, disruptive process technologies must be developed in addition to process efficiency options for existing technologies.

    This topic is focused on breakthroughs to improve process industry resource efficiency.

  • Enhanced assessment, intervention and repair of civil engineering infrastructure (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 30138 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Regular maintenance and repair of civil engineering infrastructure extends their service life, which in turn reduces the need for their demolition and replacement and the related negative economic, environmental and climate impacts. However, it can be difficult and cumbersome to identify and address maintenance or repair needs, especially in locations that are difficult to access such as large or tall structures, deep shafts, or where elements are hidden from view. Intervention for maintenance and repair can also involve unnecessary risks to health and safety of workers.

    This topic is focused on enhanced assessment, intervention and repair of civil engineering infrastructure.

  • Technologies/solutions to support circularity for manufacturing (Made in Europe Partnership) (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 30129 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Manufacturing plays a key role in achieving the twin transition goal through enhancing circularity, facilitating decarbonisation whilst enhancing competitiveness.
    Data pooling and sharing among sectors and across the whole value chain, as well as the use of external environmental impact data such as LCA-data, would facilitate recycling and remanufacturing, by modelling and monitoring the life cycle of products and components. To achieve that, there is a need to build trust by ensuring data exchange and interoperability across industry sectors and relevant stakeholders, while also focusing on aspects like data quality, cybersecurity, reliability, and accessibility.
    The workforce should be engaged in the realization of circular approaches and the new manufacturing technologies.

    This topic is focused on technologies/solutions to support circularity for manufacturing.

  • Hubs for circularity for industrialised urban peripheral areas (Processes4Planet partnership) (IA)

    Closed

    Code: 30127 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-38 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    Urban areas with high volumes of waste (household and end of life consumer waste) should closely interact with adjacent industries to jointly minimize their CO2 footprint and improve their waste management, thus contributing together to the valorisation of secondary materials and overall circularity. The hubs for circularity (H4C) concept is a pathway to exploit local synergies for the deployment of innovative solutions engaging regional resource management actors in strategic nodes where novel value chains valorising a significant part of end-of-life wastes could connect within and across regions.

    This topic aims to support the goals of the smart cities mission by contributing to a healthier urban industrial symbiosis through waste reduction.

  • Technologies for processing and refining of critical raw materials (IA)

    Closed

    Code: 30125 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic is focused on technologies for processing and refining of critical raw materials.

  • 'Innovate to transform' support for SME's sustainability transition (CSA)

    Closed

    Code: 30123 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-RESILIENCE-01-41 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic is focused on the ‘Innovate to transform’ support for SME’s sustainability transition.
    Achieving European Green Deal objectives, and notably a climate neutral and resource efficient economy, requires the full mobilisation of SMEs.
    The action will build on and further connect existing EU specialised business support networks and centres – such as the Enterprise Europe Network, the European industry clusters registered under the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, Centres for Advanced Technologies for Industry.

  • Renewable hydrogen used as feedstock in innovative production routes (Processes4Planet Partnership) (RIA)

    Closed

    Code: 30121 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-34 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Digital, Industry & Space (Cluster 4)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/09/2023 | End submission calls: 07/02/2024

    This topic is focused on the use of renwable hydrogen on feedstock in innovative production routes.

    Hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources does not lead to direct carbon dioxide emissions when used and it can offer solutions to decrease GHG emissions in industrial processes. The integration of renewable hydrogen into new production routes as a feedstock will lead to major GHG emission reductions across several European industry sectors.
    Currently, hydrogen is largely used in industrial sectors such as the chemical industries and refineries. Hydrogen could be used as reducing agent in the production and recovery of metals, biogenic and circular carbon optimisation or in new process routes to produce platform chemicals (e.g., carbon-based waste and side streams or biomass).

  • Demonstration of sustainable wave energy farms

    Closed

    Code: 30119 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    Demonstration of sustainable wave energy pilot farms (minimum 2.0 MW installed capacity and at least 4 devices) in full operational conditions for long periods of time is essential to advance this sector.
    The wave energy farms have to be connected to the electricity grid. To focus on the technologies with the greatest chances of success, the single wave energy device to be used in the array deployment is expected to be satisfactorily demonstrated at full scale before, with limited changes to incorporate the learnings.

  • Demonstration of innovative pumped storage equipment and tools in combination with innovative storage management systems

    Closed

    Code: 30116 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-16 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic is focused on the demonstration of innovative pumped storage equipment and tools in combination with innovative storage management systems.

  • Low-power PV

    Closed

    Code: 30102 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 13/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    Photovoltaic energy harvesting in low light conditions such as indoors, or under artificial or diffuse light can be used to power sensors, as well other low-power electronics.
    Project results to the increase the potential of PV for low power, low irradiation applications (harvesting energy in low light intensity and/or artificial light conditions).

  • Demonstration of improved intermediate renewable energy carrier technologies for transport fuels

    Closed

    Code: 30099 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic is focused on the demonstration of improved intermediate renewable energy carrier technologies for transport fuels.

  • Innovative applications/integration of geothermal heating and cooling in industry

    Closed

    Code: 30097 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic is focused on innovative applications/integration of geothermal heating and cooling in industry.

    Based on geothermal energy, the following is expected to be achieved: explore new heating and/or cooling concepts for industrial sectors which have to decarbonise their production lines using renewable systems, enable the smart use of thermal grids with emphasis on flexible supply of resources, adapted to different source temperatures and varying demand; and position geothermal utilisation (including underground storage) as a crucial pillar for the (heat and/or cold) transition of industrial energy systems.

  • Africa-EU CO-FUND action

    Closed

    Code: 30094 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-09 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    The renewed objective to evolve current forms of cooperation into equal footing partnership between Africa and Europe, the current research and innovation cooperation between Europe and Africa in the field of renewable energy needs to be further strengthened and developed.

  • Development of carbon fixation technologies for biogenic flue gases

    Closed

    Code: 30092 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic focuses on the development of carbon fixation technologies for biogenic flue gases.

  • Energy Management Systems for flexibility services

    Closed

    Code: 30077 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic focuses on the energy management systems for flexibility services.

    The selected projects should propose recommendations how current products, markets and market processes for flexibility should be adapted to accommodate these new services and/or fully benefit from the potential these improved energy management services will bring.

  • HVAC, HVDC and High-Power cable systems

    Closed

    Code: 30074 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-15 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    Projects are expected to implement at least three of the activities in (1) for one or more subtopics (A, B, C) or (2) for one or more subtopics (D, E, F) and the practical validation in (3) as described below:

    1. R&I, methodologies and tools involving activities (see Funding&Tenders). These can be developed/complemented with others pertinent to the topic.

    2. Investigation and development of potential replacement of HVAC overhead lines with HVDC or High-Power cable solutions to increase capacity transfer without the need of building new infrastructures but reusing existing right of ways.

    3. Test and validation of the activities developed in (1) consisting of at least one of the activities described in each subtopic A, B, C or (2) consisting of at least one of the activities described in each subtopic D, E, F in at least two validation tests in different EU Member States/Associated Countries.

  • Next generation of renewable energy technologies

    Closed

    Code: 30071 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    The proposal is expected to address high-risk/high return technology developments for game changing renewable energy technologies. It could cover catalyst development: dedicated renewable energy storage systems, integration of renewable energy technologies into a single energy generation system, heating & cooling systems, fuels production systems, solar driven chemical processes, hybrid electricity generation solutions between different renewable energy sources, direct utilization of renewable energy sources.

  • Improvement of light harvesting and carbon fixation with synthetic biology and/or bio-inspired//biomimetic pathways for renewable direct solar fuels production

    Closed

    Code: 30063 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    The aim is to achieve a significant improvement of components of both, light harvesting and carbon fixation, which are rate limiting for the conversion of solar energy to renewable fuels.

  • Development of hydropower equipment for improving techno-economic efficiency and equipment resilience in refurbishment situations

    Closed

    Code: 30060 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic focus on the development of hydropower equipment for improving techno-economic efficiency and equipment resilience in refurbishment situations.

  • AI Testing and Experimentation Facility (TEF) for the energy sector – bringing technology to the market

    Closed

    Code: 30057 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    The TEF has the scope to then bridge the gap between lab and market due to lack of in-depth testing of AI technology in the real environment to fully validate them before the deployment.

    Energy AI TEF will aim at testing AI–based technologies and solutions that have already been tested in the labs and have to be tested in operational environments.

  • Alternative equipment and processes for advanced manufacturing of PV technologies

    Closed

    Code: 30053 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    Photovoltaic power generation is pivotal in the transition to a clean energy system and the achievement of a climate-neutral economy. To this end, it is important to enhance affordability, security of supply and sustainability of PV technologies along with further efficiency improvements. To ensure security of supply, retaining the whole value chain in EU Member States/Associated countries is essential; technology de-risking is a necessary step towards this direction.

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

    • Contribute towards establishing a solid European PV innovation and production base.
    • Reduce the CAPEX and OPEX in the PV solar production chain, ultimately leading to cheaper modules and lower LCOE.
    • Reinforce the sustainability of the European PV value chain building a secure, resilient, and diverse domestic energy sector industrial base.

  • Development and integration of advanced software tools in SCADA systems for High, Medium and Low voltage AC/DC hybrid systems

    Closed

    Code: 30046 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-01-17 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 16/01/2024

    This topic focuses on the development and integration of advanced software tools in SCADA systems for High, Medium and Low voltage AC/DC hybrid systems.

  • Improved toolbox for evaluating the climate and environmental impacts of trade policies

    Closed

    Code: 30038 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 05/03/2024

    Actions are expected to cover all of the following areas:

    • Study and quantification of the effects of trade on the climate and the environment
    • Study and quantification of the effects of trade policy on the climate and the environment
    • Methodology and toolbox related aspects

  • Enhanced quantification and understanding of natural and anthropogenic methane emissions and sinks

    Closed

    Code: 30036 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 05/03/2024

    The challenge of this topic is to further quantify and understand natural and anthropogenic methane emissions based on carefully selected European land sites and European sea sites with unprecedented resolution in space and time that should leverage the latest advances in observations from satellite, ground-based, and airborne, together with advances in reconciling inverse and bottom-up modelling approaches.

    This activity is expected to foster and enhance collaboration between the modelling and observing (satellite, ground-based, airborne) communities and advance towards an enhanced global and regional assessment of the methane sources and sinks from land and the ocean, their short and long-term evolution as well as the related natural and anthropogenic processes and impacts on atmospheric chemistry and dynamics and on Earth radiation budgets.

  • Inland ice, including snow cover, glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost, and their interaction with climate change

    Closed

    Code: 30034 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 05/03/2024

    Snow cover, ice sheets and glaciers affect not only the Earth radiation balance and the global climate, but also continental climate systems, the weather of circumpolar regions and their terrestrial and oceanic carbon dynamics, ecosystems, and sea level. Snow and ice cover regulate the properties of the ground underneath and are interlinked with permafrost in areas where average ambient air temperature is below 0°C.

    The research actions should contribute to observing, modelling, and projecting the characteristics, volume, and dynamic of inland ice and permafrost in relevant regions, impacting regional and global climate, taking inter-seasonal, annual, decadal, as well as long-term (centuries) changes into account.

    The actions should enhance the understanding of the ice sheet or glacier dynamics and evaluate reversibility or irreversibility of changes on multi-decadal to centennial timescales.

  • Paleoclimate science for a better understanding of the short- to long-term evolution of the Earth system

    Closed

    Code: 30030 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 05/03/2024

    The geological and ice-core records provide long-term information on the conditions and processes that can drive physical, ecological, and social systems during interglacial periods, deglaciations and abrupt climatic events. The challenge of the research under this topic is to test Earth system models over selected past climate scenarios, outside the range of variability recorded over the past centuries.

  • Next generation low-emission, climate-resilient pathways and NDCs for a future aligned with the Paris Agreement

    Closed

    Code: 30026 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 05/03/2024

    Actions should define principles for high-integrity, more coherent climate commitments and review processes.

    Projects should contribute to strengthening of national climate policies, NDCs and long-term strategies, by developing next generation low-emission transformation pathways, with increased sectoral detail, and fostering more holistic and more integrative approaches that promote synergies and minimise trade-offs between mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity and other policy objectives. They should support the creation of tools that evaluate the existing NDCs and facilitate monitoring processes.

  • The role of climate change foresight for primary and secondary raw materials supply

    Closed

    Code: 30024 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 05/03/2024

    Achieving enhanced digitalisation and a low carbon society will involve a change in the type and quantity of the raw materials required by the economy. Materials are likely to be extracted from increasingly lower grade ores and hostile environments, from mining wastes, as well as through recycling. Ceteris paribus, this would involve a general increase in the energy required to supply raw materials, as well as associated greenhouse gas emissions and changes in some other environmental impacts (such as related to transport and land take for mineral extraction and waste disposal). It will also involve changes in technologies and substitution to materials with lesser environmental impact, some of which not sufficiently well understood. This can include consideration of substitution and circular use of materials.

    This topic is focused on the role of climate change foresight for primary and secondary raw materials supply.

  • Quantification of the role of key terrestrial ecosystems in the carbon cycle and related climate effects

    Closed

    Code: 30022 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2024-D1-01-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/09/2023 | End submission calls: 05/03/2024

    The main challenge of this topic is to develop an enhanced capacity to better characterise and reduce uncertainties of the carbon cycle related to key terrestrial European ecosystems as a function of anthropogenic emissions, environmental forcing conditions, and management practices. In order for this challenge to be met, actions should be performed at spatial resolutions required to represent the mechanisms by which human interventions necessary to move towards net-zero carbon balance, can be quantified. Further, the dynamics and response of vegetation to climate change, short- and long-term stress, natural dynamics (e.g. fire), and especially change in frequency, form and severity of extreme events, need to be better understood and quantified.

  • ERC SYNERGY GRANTS

    Closed

    Code: 30017 | Identifier Code: ERC-2024-SyG | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 12/07/2023 | End submission calls: 15/11/2023

    The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone.

  • ERC STARTING GRANTS

    Closed

    Code: 30002 | Identifier Code: ERC-2024-STG | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Research Council (ERC) | Start submission calls: 11/07/2023 | End submission calls: 07/11/2023

    The ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition, and feasibility of their research proposal.

  • EIT Deep Tech Talent Initiative: Deep Tech Talent Training Prize

    Closed

    Code: 29998 | Identifier Code: Deep Tech Talent Training Prize | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 10/07/2023 | End submission calls: 31/10/2023

    In its first year, the Deep Tech Talent Initiative has already developed its courses’ catalogue, pledger community and Initiative offerings. The main goal of the Deep Tech Talent Initiative is to skill one million people within deep tech fields over the next three years (2023-2025). Deep tech innovations – cutting-edge technological solutions combining fields of science and engineering in the physical, biological and digital spheres – are indispensable in addressing the most pressing global challenges. The Deep Tech Talent Training Prize rewards excellence in addressing Deep Tech training challenges. Awards are given to applicants who demonstrate excellence in addressing a challenge in a Deep Tech Talent Initiative area group in one of the two prize categories: Partner Training and Targeted Training around the Deep Tech Talent Initiative area groups. Such challenges may vary from an organizational, sectoral, or population specific need to a regional or even pan-European challenge.

  • Enhancing tools and capabilities to fight advanced forms of cyber threats and cyber-dependent crimes

    Closed

    Code: 29908 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-FCT-01-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on enhancing tools and capabilities to fight advanced forms of cyber threats and cyber-dependent crimes.

  • Design of crisis prevention and preparedness actions in case of digital breakdown (internet, electricity etc.)

    Closed

    Code: 29905 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on the design of crisis prevention and preparedness actions in case of digital breakdown (internet, electricity etc.).

  • Improving social and societal preparedness for disaster response and health emergencies

    Closed

    Code: 29903 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on improving social and societal preparedness for disaster response and health emergencies.

  • Crime as a service

    Closed

    Code: 29900 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-FCT-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    The Crime-as-a-service (CaaS) model proliferates and becomes a prominent feature not only for the cybercriminal underground, but also for traditional criminals hiring specialised digital and financial services. Thus, availability of exploit kits and other services not only serves cybercriminals with low technical skills, but also makes the operations of mature and organised threat actors more efficient.

    Projects’ results are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

    • European Police Authorities and policy makers are provided with a robust analysis of the evolution of the contemporary organised crime, its structure, role of hierarchy, membership in the organisation and subcontracting of specialised criminal services.
    • Policy makers benefit from an analysis of the legal framework utilised for countering organised crime, in terms of the validity of the legal definitions and penal provisions adopted and their impact on the effectiveness of judicial verdicts;
    • Improved knowledge within European security institutions regarding developments in the field of organised crime and prospects for the future.

  • A harmonized European forensics approach on drugs analysis

    Closed

    Code: 29898 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-FCT-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic is focused on a harmonized European forensics approach on drugs analysis.

    Proposals are expected to address one of the following options:

    • Option A: A harmonised European approach is needed on the study of chemical analysis (composition) in drugs.
    • Option B: A reliable and easy-to-use detection of chemical submission drugs in beverages and urine.

  • Processing of large, complex and unstructured datasets resulting from criminal investigations, while reconciling big data analysis and data protection

    Closed

    Code: 29896 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-FCT-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focus processing of large, complex and unstructured datasets resulting from criminal investigations, while reconciling big data analysis and data protection.
    The successful proposal should have a clear strategy related to quality data sets to be used for training and testing. The innovation efforts should provide support to web-based data analysis that can facilitate e.g. the fight against hate speech, human trafficking, terrorism or child sexual exploitation in an online environment.

  • Increased technology solutions, institutional coordination and decision-support systems for first responders of last-kilometer emergency service delivery

    Closed

    Code: 29894 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    Τhis topic focuses on increased technology solutions, institutional coordination and decision-support systems for first responders of last-kilometer emergency service delivery.

  • Internationally coordinated networking of training centres for the validation and testing of CBRN-E tools and technologies in case of incidents, with consideration of human factors

    Closed

    Code: 29892 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    To achieve a more robust and consistent opportunity to practice, test and evaluate CBRN-E tools and technologies (resulting from research actions and/or standard developments) within Europe and beyond, it is necessary to strengthen networking of existing training and testing facilities and centres and to extend it to relevant CBRN-E Centres of Excellence located in non-EU countries.
    Therefore, this topic focuses on the internationally coordinated networking of training centres for the validation and testing of CBRN-E tools and technologies in case of incidents, with consideration of human factors.

  • Open Topic

    Closed

    Code: 29890 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-FCT-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    Under the Open Topic, proposals are welcome to address new, upcoming or unforeseen challenges and/or creative or disruptive solutions for increasing security of citizens against terrorism, including in public spaces, that are not covered by the other topics of Horizon Europe Calls Fighting Crime and Terrorism 2021-2022, Fighting Crime and Terrorism 2023 and Fighting Crime and Terrorism 2024.

  • New methods and technologies in service of community policing and transferable best practices

    Closed

    Code: 29887 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-FCT-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focus on the establishement of new methods and technologies in service of community policing and transferable best practices.

  • Robotics: Autonomous or semi-autonomous UGV systems to supplement skills for use in hazardous environments

    Closed

    Code: 29885 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on Robotics: Autonomous or semi-autonomous UGV systems to supplement skills for use in hazardous environments.

    Firstly, there is a need to identify the fields and domains that will benefit from (autonomous) robotic systems.
    Secondly, the identified gaps and needs should be the basis for proof-of-concept research and development studies.
    Thirdly, first responders’ training, preparedness, and mindset should be considered when bringing new technologies into the field.
    Fourthly, the relevant infrastructure needs to be put in place.

  • Operability and standardisation in response to biological toxin incidents

    Closed

    Code: 29883 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    Existing and new national procedures need to be developed and implemented in an operational and coherent European crisis response network capable of addressing the threats posed by biological toxins.
    There is a need for evaluation, training and advancement of on-site detection methods for responders, as well as the integration of emerging detection technologies into marketable solutions.

    This topic focuses on operability and standardisation in response to biological toxin incidents.

  • Identify, inspect, neutralise Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) at sea

    Closed

    Code: 29881 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-BM-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    A large amount of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), estimated by experts in the tens of thousands of tons, lay in European seas and often close to European shores. UXO represents a substantial safety risk for economic operators at sea, and citizens, as well as for the environment. UXO also represents a security risk, as some of this dangerous material is relatively easily retrievable and could be misused in illicit, including criminal and terrorist, acts. These security threats could be linked directly to maritime security and infrastructures (to deny or ransom a port, for example), or be moved towards other illicit acts.

    This topic focuses on identify, inspect, neutralise Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) at sea.

  • Beyond the state-of-the-art “biometrics on the move” for border checks

    Closed

    Code: 29878 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-BM-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    Projects’ results are expected to contribute to some or all of the following outcomes:

    • Updated, European-based, knowledge and development on robust biometrics technologies that could be used for recognition (identification and verification) of people crossing external EU borders, demonstrating a clear advancement beyond the current state-of-the-art;
    • Maximisation of travellers’ experience and of security reassurances, minimising handling of personal data and maximising accuracy, reliability and throughput of the recognition process;
    • Contribution to improving the operational response capacity of the EBCG at border crossing points and to capabilities that strengthen the Schengen area, by providing security at its external borders that also reassure on maintaining the free movement within its borders.

  • Interoperability of systems and equipment at tactical level; between equipment and databases; and/or between databases of threats and materials

    Closed

    Code: 29875 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-BM-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    The solution(s) proposed under this topic should define the requirements and way forward to enable and enhance the interoperability of customs control equipment and of data used in different Member States and/or by different authorities at national level, as well as Commission systems.

  • Capabilities for border surveillance and situational awareness

    Closed

    Code: 29872 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-BM-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on the capabilities for border surveillance and situational awareness.

    External borders of the European Union and of the Schengen area, ranging from those closer to the Mediterranean to the Nordic Countries external land borders, present different border surveillance challenges. These differences may lead to difficulties in efficiently monitoring them, deterring illegal activities across the external borders, as well as trafficking of human beings and exploitation of irregular migration that avoid border crossing points. Solutions should hence allow re-orienting capacity and resources accordingly (through physical portability and/or other approaches). Cooperation for surveillance along borders requires compatibility and interoperability among legacy and planned systems.

  • Open grounds for pre-commercial procurement of innovative security technologies

    Closed

    Code: 29870 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-SSRI-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on open grounds for pre-commercial procurement of innovative security technologies.

    End-users and public procurers from several countries are invited to submit proposals for a preparatory action that should build the grounds for a future Pre-Commercial Procurement action. Both this preparatory action and the future PCP action are open to proposals oriented to the acquisition of R&D services for the development of innovative technologies, systems, tools or techniques to enhance border security, to fight against crime and terrorism, to protect infrastructure and public spaces, and/or to make societies more resilient against natural or human-made disasters.

  • Accelerating uptake through open proposals for advanced SME innovation

    Closed

    Code: 29868 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-SSRI-01-02 Grant | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    The topic focuses on accelerating uptake through open proposals for advanced SME innovation.
    This topic aims to offer a collaborative environment for small and medium innovators to tailor their innovations to the specific needs of civil security end-users.

  • Privacy-preserving and identity management technologies

    Closed

    Code: 29866 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-CS-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on privacy and identity management technologies.

  • Security of robust AI systems

    Closed

    Code: 29864 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-CS-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on the security of AI systems.

  • Secure Computing Continuum (IoT, Edge, Cloud, Dataspaces)

    Closed

    Code: 29862 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-CS-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on the secure Computing Continuum (IoT, Edge, Cloud, Dataspaces).

    Projects’ results are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

    • Tools to support cybersecurity resilience, preparedness, awareness, and detection within critical infrastructures and across supply chains;
    • Cloud infrastructures vulnerabilities mitigation;
    • Secure integration of untrusted IoT in trusted environments;
    • Use of Zero-Trust architectures;
    • Trust & Security for massive connected IoT ecosystems & lifecycle management;
    • AI-based automation tools for cyber threat intelligence.

  • Facilitating strategic cooperation to ensure the provision of essential services

    Closed

    Code: 29854 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-INFRA-01-01 Grant | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on facilitating strategic cooperation to ensure the provision of essential services.

    Proposals under this topic should support the competent authorities of Member States to identify and develop the most suitable tools, solutions and strategies to ensure the resilience of key sectors and thus facilitate the implementation of [related/ future] EU legislation.

    Applicants should focus on delivering solutions that can be used by the competent authorities of EU Member States, to support their task in overseeing the resilience of key sectors in line with relevant EU rules.

  • Supporting operators against cyber and non-cyber threats to reinforce the resilience of critical infrastructures

    Closed

    Code: 29852 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL3-2023-INFRA-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Civil security for society (Cluster 3) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/06/2023 | End submission calls: 23/11/2023

    This topic focuses on supporting operators against cyber and non-cyber threats to reinforce the resilience of critical infrastructures.

    Operators should be equipped with the best possible means to be able to prevent, resist, absorb and recover from disruptive incidents, no matter if they are caused by natural hazards, accidents, terrorism, insider threats, or public health emergencies.

    A possible project focusing on the protection of critical infrastructures against such threat should consider gaps and vulnerabilities that need to be identified and overcome (e.g. protection of drinking water supply systems from high chemical levels, nuclear facilities, etc.).

    The successful proposal, following a sector-based approach and identifying a specific priority sector, should work on how to increase the combined cyber and non-cyber resilience operators. It should do so by orienting itself on sectors that have not been covered in previous research, out of the list of sectors described in the respective Annexes of the of the directive on the resilience of critical entities (CER) and the directive on measures for high common level of cybersecurity across the Union (NIS-2) and thus contribute to enhancing the overall resilience on EU-level, in line with the EU Security Union Strategy.

  • EIC Pathfinder Challenge: In-space solar energy harvesting for innovative space applications

    Closed

    Code: 29704 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 20/06/2023 | End submission calls: 25/10/2023

    The overall goal of this Challenge includes the development of technologies required for in-space energy harvesting and transmission, and of novel propulsion technologies that will use such harvested energy.

    This Challenge aims at developing and as such make related impacts in:

    • Design and laboratory validation of concepts to develop technologies for energy harvesting in space e.g. in-space utilisation of this energy for transportation and other related research and innovation activities, in particular for cleaning space debris;
    • Development and laboratory validation of breakthrough technologies for wireless power transmission of energy, e.g. through power grid, for energy beam pointing and control;
    • Development of eco-friendly and innovative green propulsion solutions for in-space applications (e.g., spacecraft orbital corrections, in orbit satellite servicing, active debris removal, end-of-life services, etc.) addressing the barriers to the use of in-space solar energy for innovative propulsion.
    • Use of innovative in-space robotic solutions for in-space manufacturing and assembly of space-based solar units.

  • EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Responsible Electronics

    Closed

    Code: 29702 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 20/06/2023 | End submission calls: 25/10/2023

    The overall goal of this Challenge is to create opportunities for discovery of new environmentally friendly electronic materials, thus reducing its environmental impact and the need for critical raw materials and hazardous chemicals.

  • EIC Pathfinder Challenge: AEC digitalisation for a new triad of design, fabrication, and materials

    Closed

    Code: 29700 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 20/06/2023 | End submission calls: 25/10/2023

    This Challenge seeks to develop research and early innovations with a breakthrough potential related to design, fabrication and materials for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) value chain enabled by novel algorithms and advanced digitalization. In such a digitalized AEC value chain design, fabrication and materials are symbiotic and mutually dependent and enabling.

    The potential of the digitalised, mutually interdependent, mutually reinforcing, intertwined triad of design, fabrication and materials can potentially exceed our wildest imaginations. This Challenge seeks the realisation of disruptive solutions for  AEC.

  • EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Clean and efficient cooling

    Closed

    Code: 29698 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 20/06/2023 | End submission calls: 25/10/2023

    This EIC Pathfinder Challenge aims at advancing scientific knowledge and technological development of novel, clean and efficient cooling solutions that fully underpin “cold economy” vision.

    For this purpose, the portfolio of projects supported under this Challenge should explore the potentials of new devices, processes, components and materials for clean cooling generation, storage and/or transport.
    Specific objectives of the Challenge are to explore new devices, processes, components and materials for cooling.

  • EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Precision Nutrition

    Closed

    Code: 29696 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 20/06/2023 | End submission calls: 25/10/2023

    The goal of this Challenge is to investigate and provide scientific evidence of the role of diet in FrHCs and NCDs.

    The specific objectives of this Challenge are:

    • Investigate causal relationships among diet, microbiome and glycans, with potential impact on personalising human diet.
    • Identify food ingredients, food technology processes, additives and dietary patterns that have negative effects on human health and, aging.
    • Identify food ingredients, food technology processes and additives that have a beneficial effect on human health, and aging.
    • Develop recommendations for the reformulation of new food products and processes with no- or fewer additives.

  • European Researchers' Night and Researchers at Schools 2024-2025

    Closed

    Code: 29693 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-MSCA-2023-CITIZENS-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 20/06/2023 | End submission calls: 25/10/2023

    Proposals should cover both the organisation of the European Researchers’ Night and the implementation of the Researchers at Schools initiative.

  • EIT Category

    Closed

    Code: 29656 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-EIT-2023-EITWomenLeadership | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 15/06/2023 | End submission calls: 27/09/2023

    The European Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind Europe’s most ground-breaking innovations. The prize rewards women from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, whose disruptive innovations are driving positive change for people and planet.

  • Women Innovators Category

    Closed

    Code: 29638 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-WomenInnovatorsPrize | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 15/06/2023 | End submission calls: 27/09/2023

    The European Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind Europe’s most ground-breaking innovations. The prize rewards women from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, whose disruptive innovations are driving positive change for people and planet.

  • Rising Innovators Category

    Closed

    Code: 29636 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-RisingInnovatorsPrize | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 15/06/2023 | End submission calls: 27/09/2023

    The European Prize for Women Innovators celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind Europe’s most ground-breaking innovations. The prize rewards women from across the EU and countries associated to Horizon Europe, whose disruptive innovations are driving positive change for people and planet.

  • Implementing digital services to empower neuroscience research for health and brain inspired technology via EBRAINS

    Closed

    Code: 29603 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-INFRA-2022-SERV-B-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Research Infrastructures (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 08/06/2023 | End submission calls: 07/09/2023

    Building on the EBRAINS architecture and base facilities developed under Horizon 2020, the scope of this action is to:

    • To implement a user-friendly service infrastructure along the principles of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) to widely serve the research communities in neurosciences, brain medicine and brain-inspired cognitive technologies.
    • To develop, integrate in EBRAINS.

  • Specialist Advisory Services to build capacities on innovation procurement

    Closed

    Code: 29599 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIE-2023-CONNECT-02-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) | Start submission calls: 08/06/2023 | End submission calls: 21/09/2023

    This action will support innovation procurement specialist advisory services that will act as the intermediary between public procurers and innovative suppliers, bridging those gaps that hamper the progress in the integration of innovative solutions in the public sector. With these innovation procurement specialist advisory services, it is expected to overcome the fragmentation and dispersion of public procurement across the EU, enhancing the coordination on procuring innovative solutions within Member States and Associated Countries.

  • Stimulating Experimentation Practices

    Closed

    Code: 29596 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIE-2023-CONNECT-02-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) | Start submission calls: 08/06/2023 | End submission calls: 21/09/2023

    Due to this complex relationship between regulation and innovation, which varies on a case-by-case basis, it is important to ensure that disruptive innovations are tested in close cooperation not only with regulatory actors, but also end-users themselves. This would allow innovators to receive societal feedback before potential mass deployment, and regulators to create a flexible framework that takes into account the evolving nature of disruptive technologies.

    In line with the New European Innovation Agenda, it is acknowledged that framework conditions, including regulations, can drive or thwart the development and uptake of innovative new products and processes. Moreover, it would be substantial to gain knowledge from distinct approaches taken forward across European Union (EU) Member States in order to clarify options at the disposal of innovators and regulators to facilitate such experimentation.

  • Support to test EIC innovations for public and private procurers

    Closed

    Code: 29591 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIC-2023-INNOVPRO-01-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Innovation Council-EIC (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 01/06/2023 | End submission calls: 07/11/2023

    This action has two main objectives:

    • to enable selected EIC Awardees to prove the concept or test, through structured pilots, their innovative solutions in the services or premises of interested buyers that are aiming at procuring innovation;
    • to increase the purchase of innovative solutions from public and private procurers or buyers across Europe.

  • Culture and Creativity Business Plan 2024-2025

    Closed

    Code: 29588 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-EIT-2024-2025-KIC-CCSI | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 01/06/2023 | End submission calls: 28/09/2023

    EIT Culture & Creativity should show how the KIC could contribute to the outcomes and impacts described in the KIC Strategic Agenda and the KPIs in the EIT Impact Framework following the specific EIT Culture & Creativity’s Impact Pathways, the likely scale and significance of this contribution, and the measures to maximise these impacts in the context of Horizon Europe. Each activity in education, innovation, business creation and EIT RIS included in the Business Plan should contribute to at least one core EIT KPI.

  • Creating a digital passport to track battery materials, optimize battery performance and life, validate recycling, and promote a new business model based on data sharing (Batt4EU Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29586 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-02-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    This topic focuses on the creation of a digital passport to track battery materials, optimize battery performance and life, validate recycling, and promote a new business model based on data sharing.

  • New Approaches to Develop Enhanced Safety Materials for Gen 3 Li-Ion Batteries for Mobility Applications (Batt4EU Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29584 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-02-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    This topic aims at developing safer materials for high-performing cells by targeted modification in main cell components, namely the cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte.

  • Advanced materials and cells development enabling large-scale production of Gen4 solid-state batteries for mobility applications (Batt4EU Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29580 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-02-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    This topic focuses on the advancement of materials and cells development enabling large-scale production of Gen4 solid-state batteries for mobility applications.

  • Supporting the creation of an accessible and inclusive built environment (Built4People Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29576 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-02-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    The focus will be on the different facilities of the built environment (buildings, multi-modal hubs, public spaces and other infrastructure for people’s use) that are open to the public. Built environment professionals require support to design, plan, build and operate facilities that are accessible and inclusive. Design concepts should make these facilities accessible for persons with disabilities and fragile people, following an inclusive, ‘design for all’ approach.

  • Fast-tracking and promoting built environment construction and renovation innovation with local value chains (Built4People Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29573 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-02-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    For effective fast-tracking and promotion of built environment construction and renovation innovation with local value chains, nascent construction innovation clusters need to link with regional/national innovation hubs and clusters. This will strengthen multi-disciplinary networking and collaboration amongst all actors of local and regional construction ecosystems and reinforce European value chains. A long-term network structure is needed, based on an appropriate business model and governance, to support these clusters and give them capacity to nurture and help deliver public and private investments in sustainable construction and renovation innovation also supporting digitalisation of the value chain.

  • Demonstrate built-environment decarbonisation pathways through bottom-up technological, social and policy innovation for adaptive integrated sustainable renovation solutions (Built4People Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29569 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-02-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    To improve the energy efficiency, circularity and sustainability of the built environment there is a need to develop and apply integrated approaches that demonstrate, in practice, achievable pathways for decarbonisation of the building stock through a whole life carbon approach, including temporary carbon storage in built works (e.g. thanks to wood-based products). This means developing and integrating new design techniques allowing for deconstruction and reuse – new products and components that can be dismantled and reused – and new products and components for construction works that incorporate reused and recycled elements and materials. In addition, there is a need to deploy and test through a value chain approach the enabling conditions that facilitate the integration of the innovations outlined above in planning, design, budgeting, procurement, construction practice, insurance, and related administrative and regulatory processes.

  • EIT Manufacturing RIS Inclusiveness open call

    Closed

    Code: 29567 | Identifier Code: RIS Inclusiveness | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) | Start submission calls: 05/06/2023 | End submission calls: 04/08/2023

    The RIS Inclusiveness call aims to attract, select, and support entities coming from EIT RIS countries towards developing innovative solutions to make the work in the manufacturing industry more inclusive for individuals with disabilities. The activity will provide financial support to the selected applicants. In addition, the selected applicants will receive support services provided by the EIT Manufacturing RIS team and aimed at supporting the implementation of their project.

  • Solutions for the identification of vulnerable buildings and people-centric built environment, and for improving their resilience in disruptive events and altered conditions in a changing climate (Built4People Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29563 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-02-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Buildings should contribute to an integrated approach for a safe and healthy people-centric built environment at block, district and urban level. The built environment needs to be adapted, designed, and constructed for combating the effects of Global Warming (increased heat island effect, increased cooling demands, water scarcity, etc.) and for providing safety and resilience to adverse climatic events at a larger scale, whilst ensuring their connection and integration with energy, ICT and transport infrastructures.

  • Innovative uses of lifecycle data for the management of buildings and buildings portfolios (Built4People Partnership)

    Closed

    Code: 29559 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D4-02-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    European buildings are producing an increasing amount of data on energy and non-energy uses. More and better data can lead to enhanced consumer information, contribute to an effective management of energy grids and support the creation of innovative energy services, new business models and financing schemes for distributed clean energy.

    More work is needed to integrate energy data with lifecycle data (e.g. GHG emissions and removals, materials, water, health, comfort, life cycle cost and value, etc.), in order to optimise the performance of buildings and buildings’ portfolios across the board and support the decision making of owners/tenants/developers to transform existing and planned physical assets (buildings or buildings’ assets, e.g. distributed energy generation, e-mobility recharging infrastructure, micro-grids, building systems).

  • Support to the SET Plan IWG on hydrogen

    Closed

    Code: 29555 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    The Implementation Working Group (IWG) on hydrogen set up in 2023 aims at implementing part of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the European Research Area (ERA) pilot on green hydrogen, and coordinating the work on hydrogen previously split between different IWGs of the SET Plan. This ERA Pilot on green hydrogen SRIA addresses specifically the need to ensure mutual coordination on an ongoing basis among national and regional hydrogen R&I programmes. It aims to maximise cooperation and synergies among member states and associated countries, and avoid inconsistencies, duplications, and fragmentation of measures.

  • Digital solutions for defining synergies in international renewable energy value chains

    Closed

    Code: 29552 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    This topic focuses on the digital solutions for defining synergies in international renewable energy value chains.

  • Components and interfacing for AC & DC side protection system – AC & DC grid: components and systems for grid optimisation

    Closed

    Code: 29548 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    Projects are expected to implement activities in (1) and the practical demonstration in (2) as described below:

    1. Development of R&I activities, methodologies and tools for at least two of the sub-topics in A (a, b or c) and B. These can be developed/complemented among them and/or with others pertinent to each sub-topic.
    2. Demonstration, test and validation of the activities developed in (1) in at least two pilots in different EU Member States/Associated Countries.

  • Creation of a standardised and open-source peer-to-peer energy sharing platform architecture for the energy sector

    Closed

    Code: 29544 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    This topic focuses on creating a standardized and open source peer-to-peer energy exchange platform architecture for the energy sector.

  • Digital tools for enhancing the uptake of digital services in the energy market

    Closed

    Code: 29540 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    Digitalisation develops faster than the ability of society to adjust. Digital technologies are a driving force for empowering citizens in taking on an active role in the just energy transition.

    Increased acceptability of new digital technologies is pivotal: actions should focus on benefits of new digital services and users experience to overcome the expected friction of end-consumer on boarding, developing innovative tools for engagement and literacy. Social innovation tools and multi-disciplinary approaches and engagement of policy makers at various levels, the private sector, civil society and citizens at large are required.

  • System approach for grid planning and upgrade in support of a dominant electric mobility (vehicles and vessels) using AI tools

    Closed

    Code: 29537 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    This topic focuses on the system approach for grid planning and the upgrade in support of a dominant electric mobility (vehicles and vessels) using AI tools.

  • Integration of renewable gases, other than hydrogen or methane, and which have not access to gas grids and interfacing with electricity and heat sectors

    Closed

    Code: 29534 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    This topic focuses on the demonstration of decentralized production of renewable gaseous energy carriers other than hydrogen and purified biomethane, namely biogas and syngas for example, and its integration in local energy systems and/or energy consuming industries for direct electricity and heat and cooling production.

  • Increasing the efficiency of innovative static energy conversion devices for electricity and heat/cold generation

    Closed

    Code: 29531 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-03-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 10/10/2023

    Projects are expected to implement both the activities in (1) and the validation/demonstration in (2) for the technologies listed above addressed individually and/or as combination of them or with other generation technologies (e.g., Thermionic Photovoltaic TIPV).

    Projects are expected to develop further the harvesting of renewable energy in areas/conditions where other conversion systems are less efficient, less convenient or not possible.

  • Accelerating the green transition and energy access in Africa

    Closed

    Code: 29528 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-16 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    The scope of tis topic is the acceleration in the green transition and energy access of Africa. Specifically, the proposal should demonstrate innovative sustainable renewable energy solutions that improve climate adaptation and/or mitigation potential compared to other technologies/solutions in the African social, economic and environmental contexts. Also, proposals should consider the generation of renewable energy, and where relevant the transmission, and the use of storage/battery systems.

  • Critical technologies to improve the lifetime, efficient decommissioning and increase the circularity of offshore and onshore wind energy systems

    Closed

    Code: 29524 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-15 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Innovative technologies to improve the lifetime, efficient decommissioning and increase the circularity of wind energy systems.

    Project results are expected to contribute for the improvement of the overall lifetime, reliability, recyclability, sustainability, operability and maintainability of onshore and offshore wind turbines and foundations/substructures. Also the project should result to the affordable of high life-cycle performance, life extension, more efficient decommissioning, and improved circularity of wind turbine components.

  • Digital twin for forecasting of power production to wind energy demand

    Closed

    Code: 29521 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-14 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    The objective of this topic is to develop new digital twins to optimise the exploitation of individual wind farms (onshore, bottom-fixed offshore and floating offshore) as well as wind farm clusters, in view of transforming them into virtual power plants delivering a more reliable and secure electricity system.

  • Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems

    Closed

    Code: 29518 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-13 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Proposals are expected to demonstrate technical solutions, processes and models, which increase a PV system’s operational performance, stability and reliability. The introduction of novel PV technologies and novel PV system designs makes the need of increased field performance and reliability a continuous industry demand.

  • Large Area Perovskite solar cells and modules

    Closed

    Code: 29490 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Photovoltaic power generation is pivotal in the transition to a clean energy system and the achievement of a climate-neutral economy. To this end, it is important to enhance affordability, security of supply and sustainability of PV technologies along with further efficiency improvements.

    The record power conversion efficiency of small-area perovskite solar cells has impressively exceeded 25%. For commercial application, scaling up the device area to fabricate efficient perovskite solar modules is the necessary next step. However, there is still a certain efficiency gap between the large and small size.
    To minimise this gap proposals are expected to:

    • Demonstrate an industrially scalable method for the (homogeneous) deposition of high-quality large-area perovskite films.
    • Demonstrate fabrication of large-area charge transporting layers and electrodes.

  • Advanced concepts for crystalline Silicon technology

    Closed

    Code: 29486 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Photovoltaic power generation is pivotal in the transition to a clean energy system and the achievement of a climate-neutral economy. To this end, it is important to enhance affordability, security of supply and sustainability of PV technologies along with further efficiency improvements.

    Proposals are expected to develop architectures approaching the theoretical efficiency limit of c-Si cells and providing the direction for even higher mass-production industrial cell performance (for example by reducing surface recombination in silicon, lowering recombination losses at metal contacts, maximizing light trapping in silicon, etc.).

  • Development of innovative power take-off and control systems for wave energy devices

    Closed

    Code: 29481 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Power take-off (PTO) and control systems (including “prime mover” (waves to mechanical power) as well as the ancillary equipment like gearboxes, generators, and power electronics, power controllers, grid interfaces and other items, are key subsystems of wave energy converters.

  • Demonstration of sustainable hydropower refurbishment

    Closed

    Code: 29479 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-09 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

    • Refurbish, upgrade and increase existing hydropower capacity to make it fit for market and digital challenges of the future power system and for supporting increasing shares of variable renewable energy sources.
    • Increase technology leadership, competitiveness and technology export potential of European hydropower industry.
    • Enhanced sustainability of refurbished hydropower installations.

  • Development of microalgae and/or direct solar fuel production and purification technologies for advanced aviation and /or shipping fuels

    Closed

    Code: 29476 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-08 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Development of microalgae and/or direct solar fuel production and purification technologies for making advanced aviation and /or shipping fuels from microalgae and/or direct sun use a techno-economic feasible, cost-effective and sustainable option for large-scale use of microalgae-based and/or solar-based advanced fuels in aviation and /or shipping. Specific focus should be on purification of microalgae biomass and /or direct solar fuel components and delivery to advanced algae-based fuels and /or direct solar fuels for aviation and/or shipping.

  • Development of next generation advanced biofuel technologies

    Closed

    Code: 29473 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-07 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

    • Increase availability of disruptive emerging advanced biofuel technologies.
    • Accelerate the readiness of cost-effective and highly performing future technologies of advanced biofuels for all economy sectors.
    • Reinforce the European scientific basis and European technology export potential for advanced biofuel technologies.

  • Smart use of geothermal electricity and heating and cooling in the energy system

    Closed

    Code: 29471 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-06 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Geothermal as backbone of a heating grid including geological thermal storage facilities as system support.

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

    • Geothermal energy will be widely deployed and competitively priced, underpinned with reduced capital, operational and maintenance costs. Geothermal and geological thermal storage facilities as support system will be a backbone of the heating grid .
    • Improved system integration of geothermal heat and power plants coping with changing demand for electricity, heat and cooling and intermittent renewable power generation.
    • Enhanced operation flexibility of a geothermal heat and power plant by improving substantially key performance indicators: ramp rate & start-up time, power & heat operation range, overload capability.
    • Implementation of smart control system aiming at optimizing plant operation by taking into account various control parameters (current and anticipated) such as demand (power & heat), price signals, flexibility of demand, ancillary grid services, renewable generation, etc.

  • Advanced exploration technologies for geothermal resources in a wide range of geological settings

    Closed

    Code: 29466 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-05 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    To ensure a reliable pre-drilling assessment of shallow and/or deep geothermal resources and reservoirs, high resolution reservoir characterisation and exploration methods and approaches are essential to minimize exploration and production risks.

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

    • Reduction of LCOE approaching SET Plan targets.
    • Improved exploration technologies leading to increased drilling success rate and performance and reliability improvement of shallow and/or deep geothermal systems.
    • Increased knowledge to reduce risk of seismicity and to reduce environmental impact in line with the DNSH principle.
    • Increased region, city, and citizen engagement for geothermal energy.

  • Innovative components and configurations for heat pumps

    Closed

    Code: 29464 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-04 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    For the current topic, support will be given to develop innovative heat pumps and/or heat pump components. The innovative heat pumps and/or heat pump components should be more efficient and more reliable than current commercial solutions. They should be safe and affordable.
    Proposals should consider standardisation activities as part of their R&I approach, with a view to bringing their technologies closer to the market.

  • Industrial manufacturing for lower-cost solar thermal components and systems

    Closed

    Code: 29460 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-03 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

    • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Reduced consumption of materials.
    • Reduced environmental footprint of the European solar thermal manufacturing industry.
    • Increased competitiveness of the European solar thermal manufacturing industry.

  • Novel thermal energy storage for CSP

    Closed

    Code: 29457 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-02 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

    • Improved dispatchability of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.
    • Improved role of CSP plants in the energy system.
    • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Achievement of the CSP targets of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan.

  • Development of near zero-emission biomass heat and/or CHP including carbon capture

    Closed

    Code: 29454 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-01 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

    • Advance the European scientific basis and increase technology competitiveness and technology export potential in the area of bioenergy.
    • Reduced cost and improved technical performance and efficiency of bio-based heat and/or CHP.
    • Enhance sustainability of biomass-based heat and/or CHP by addressing socioeconomic and environmental sustainability, in particular in reducing emissions and air pollution and also addressing aspects of carbon reuse and circularity, also in particular in fossil-fuel-based economic areas in transition.

  • Support for dissemination events in the field of Transport Research

    Closed

    Code: 29449 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D6-01-13 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Actions should address the activities of Part A and Part B.

    Part A: The action will prepare and provide support to the Transport Research Arena conference (TRA) to be organised in 2026 gathering transport stakeholders for discussing political, industrial and research issues on a European and global level.

    Part B: The proposal is expected to also organise two competitions for transport research and innovation awards covering all transport modes and cross-cutting issues (technological, socio-economic and behavioural aspects) in line with the EU policy objectives for climate-neutral and environmentally friendly mobility.

  • New ways of reducing serious injuries and the long-term consequences of road crashes

    Closed

    Code: 29445 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D6-01-12 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    In addition to fatal and near-fatal injuries, personal injuries with long-term consequences continue to pose a threat to personal mobility. Particularly pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycle riders, as well as users of new mobility devices, have a high risk to sustain personal injuries with long-term outcomes, such as brain and neck injuries. In cars, despite new collision mitigation systems, low and medium severity collisions may still cause similar permanent neurological disorders to occupants.

    More research is needed to establish a relevant system for classification of long-term or permanent disability that can be used for the development and design of future protective solutions as well as policies and requirements.

    New efforts in accident research are required, as well as the most related social sciences (economics and psychology), further to research in biomechanics, vehicle crashworthiness, and other aspects of crash dynamics.

  • Aviation safety - Uncertainty quantification for safety and risk management

    Closed

    Code: 29442 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D6-01-11 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    Uncertainty is an upper bound between the estimate of aircraft characteristics and performance at a certain stage of its development and characteristics of the aircraft once in service. As such, the full lifecycle of aviation systems should be taken into account, including uncertainties occurring during manufacturing operations.

    Project results should focus to the quantification of uncertainty (UQ) in all aspects of the design, manufacturing and operations for achieving high level of safety and a better management of risks.

  • Better infrastructure safety on urban and secondary rural roads throughout a combination of adaptable monitoring and maintenance solutions

    Closed

    Code: 29439 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D6-01-10 | Programme name: Horizon Europe (2021-2027) | Sub-program: Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5)(2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 04/05/2023 | End submission calls: 05/09/2023

    The research under this topic, should focus on urban and secondary rural networks as most of the resources for upgrading the road network is often devoted to primary networks (with specific attention to the Trans-European Road Network).

    For urban and secondary roads, resources are generally limited, and potential negative impact of roadworks on the surrounding territory is extremely relevant. Low-cost interventions with low negative impact need to be studied for these roads.