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Horizon 2020

Here you find information and facts regarding the European funding program Horizon 2020.

  • Duration: 2014 - 2020
  • Funds: about 80 Billion Euros

Horizon 2020 provides the framework for three goals dedicated to reinforce the Member States of the European Union.

1. Scientific excellence: The goal is the scientific basis in the areas of 

  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie
  • Research infrastructures

2. Competitive position and market leadership: The goals is economic growth

  • Foundation and industrial technologies (LEIT) including key technologies (KET)
  • Risk financing
  • Innovation in small and medium businesses 

3. Large social challenges: The goal is the solution to social problems

  • Health and demographic changes
  • Nutrition, Organic economy
  • Energy
  • Traffic
  • Climate protection, Raw materials
  • Integrative, innovative and reflexive societies
  • Safe societies

Author: Gerda McNeill (Library and Archive, University of Vienna)


Horizon 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/

Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/oa_pilot/h2020-hi-oa-pilot-guide_en.pdf

Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/oa_pilot/h2020-hi-oa-data-mgt_en.pdf

Fact sheet: Open Access in Horizon 2020:

Open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020: FAQ: https://www.iprhelpdesk.eu/sites/default/files/newsdocuments/Open_Access_in_H2020_0.pdf

Open Access and Open Data in Horizon 2020: Legal requirements (Martin Baumgartner, FFG): https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/content/open-access-and-open-data-horizon-2020-legal-requirements 

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