HORIZON 2020:
Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is a new European Union research and innovation program for the period 2014-2020 that combines the activities of the Seventh Framework Program (FP7), the innovation aspects of the Competitiveness and Innovation Program (CIP) and the EU contribution to the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Horizon 2020 will contribute to achieving the goals of the key strategic documents of the European Union related to research, technological development and innovation, Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union, and the construction of the European Research Area.

The guiding idea of ​​the new framework program is to offer solutions and responses to the economic crisis, invest in future business and development, address EU citizens' questions about their material security, general security and the environment, and strengthen the EU's global position in research, innovation and technology.

The structure of Horizon 2020 is based on three main priorities: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.