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Horizon Europe first strategic plan 2021-2024

Horizon Europe is a funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. The programme is starting this year and will last until 2027.

The first plan for four years sets the strategic orientations for the targeting of investment. This secure that EU research and innovation actions participate to EU priorities.

Part of the strategic plan are also four strategic orientations:

  • Promoting an open strategic autonomy by leading the development of key digital, enabling and emerging technologies, sectors and value chains;
  • Restoring Europe’s ecosystems and biodiversity, and managing sustainably natural resources;
  • Making Europe the first digitally enabled circular, climate-neutral and sustainable economy;
  • Creating a more resilient, inclusive and democratic European society.

Moreover, the European co-funded and co-programmed partnerships together with EU missions are identified and supported through Horizon Europe. The strategic plan addresses a several of horizontal issues, such as gender.

The first call for proposals will be published in late spring 2021 and will be presented in details at the European Research and Innovations Days which be held on 23-24 June 2021.

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