Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

"Horizon 2020" is not just the new name for the Framework Programme 2014 - 2020. It is the name for the new, integrated funding system that will cover all research and innovation funding currently provided through

  • the Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development,
  • the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and
  • the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

In Horizon 2020 research and innovation funding will be brought together in a coherent and flexible manner and will focus clearly on implementing the aims of the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 initiative.


The Work Programmes (the research agendas) describe the contents of the calls and cover a 2-year period. You can search the Calls and the Workprogrammes by using predefined topic keyword (for example ICT for energy, Health services etc.) on the search topic page; the result is a list of relevant open calls. Alternatively, you can also use the free text search, i.e. by applying the feature “Containing the exact phrase”.


Horizon 2020 - Home

Horizon 2020 - Overview by Euresearch Head Office


Impact of the referendum against mass immigration on the participation of Switzerland in HORIZON 2020


> > > Please find the latest information regarding the impact of the referendum in our continuously updated news


Experts wanted / New call for independent experts

Ahead of the start of Horizon 2020, the new EU research and innovation programme, the European Commission has recently launched a new call for independent experts.

Experts are needed to evaluate proposals for EU funding and for other activities such as monitoring, programme evaluation and policy development.

Interested candidates are invited to file their application online as soon as possible in preparation for the first project proposal evaluations, which will start in 2014.

Online Application

Further Information on Call for Experts

Horizon 2020 - Launch event in Bern, 14th - 17th January 2014

The Swiss National Launch conference for Horizon 2020 took place in Bern,

14th - 17th January 2014.

Conference Presentations

Webinars on Horizon 2020

Throughout the year 2013, Euresearch has run a series of webinars on Horizon 2020 providing the latest news and information on funding opportunities.

After the event, these webinars are available on Euresearch's Youtube channel.