Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

he Commission has published its proposal for Horizon Europe, an ambitious €95.5 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020.

The proposal was made as part of the EU's proposal for the next EU long-term budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF).

Various building blocks were taken into account including the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Lab-Fab-App report (informally the Lamy report), foresight studies and various other reports. 

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The EU institutions reached a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe on 20 March 2019. The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement on 17 April 2019.


Horizon Europe will incorporate policy missions to ensure the effectiveness of research and innovation funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. 

Mission-oriented policy