Horizon Europe 2021 – 2022 gets boost with additional budget of € 562 million

The budget of the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021 – 2022 will be increased by nearly € 562 million. This budget will be used to further support the five EU missions towards solutions to green, health and digital challenges as well as to boost the European innovation ecosystem.

How will this additional amount be distributed?

The five EU missions

Approximately € 507.1 million will be dedicated to the five EU missions:

  • Cancer
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Restore our Oceans, seas and waters by 2030
  • Climate neutral and smart cities
  • Soil health and food

There will be 17 new calls that offer interesting funding opportunities for these missions. Your project can bring concrete solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. Learn more about these calls by attending the EU Missions info days on 17 and 18 May 2022. The sessions will be available to watch from this page (registration is not required).

Funding for MSCA4Ukraine

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission has also allocated € 25 million to support researchers that were previously active in Ukraine. This funding will be made available through the new MSCA4Ukraine scheme, part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). Displaced researchers will be able to continue their work at an academic or non-academic host organisation in the EU Member States or in countries associated to Horizon Europe. It also supports them in re-establishing themselves in Ukraine (when possible) to rebuild Ukraine’s research and innovation capacity.

Scientists for scientists

The budget of the Human Frontier Science Programme, part of Horizon Europe’s Cluster 1: Health, has also been increased with € 1 million. This will be used for the initiative “scientists for scientists” to help scientists suffering from the current conflict.

Supporting innovative Europe

Part of the additional budget will be used for new actions to support Europe’s innovation potential. The budget for WomenTechEU (funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems work programme of Horizon Europe) will be increased to € 10 million. This will be used to support more than 100 women-led start-ups. A new action on creating and nurturing angel investing in the EU will also be launched and receives a budget of € 2 million.

For Cluster 2: Culture, creativity and inclusive society, funding will be made available for:

  • the support to create collaborative platforms and networks for the culture and creative industries (€6 million);
  • the social impact assessment of green transition policies (€3 million);
  • innovative solutions for the future of democracy (€3 million); and
  • supporting the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (€1.5 million).

Finally, € 3.2 million will be allocated for other minor adjustments to the Work Programme.

More information on the funding opportunities by Horizon Europe in 2022

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