The EU framework programme for research and innovation

Horizon Europe is the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation for 2021–2027 with a total budget of close to EUR 95,5 billion. The programme is structured around three priorities: Excellent Science, Global Challenges and Industrial competitiveness and Innovative Europe.

Horizon Europe

The EU’s new framework programme, Horizon Europe, started in 2021. You can learn more about the new framework programme, and what it will mean for researchers and administrators, in Horizon Europe – the next EU research and innovation framework programme 2021-2027 (PDF 329kB, new window).

On the EU’s Funding & tender opportunities portal website you will find all information on the programme and its calls for applications. 

1. Excellent Science

The programme is an initiative to reinforce the EU’s global position within research and innovation. It includes the following sub-programmes (links to follow).


  • European Research Council (ERC) – individual grants to outstanding junior and senior researchers
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – mobility programme
  • European Research Infrastructures including e-Infrastructures – provides access to European research infrastructure

2. Global challenges and Industrial leadership

The second pillar highlights the industry's crucial role in achieving the overall goals of Horizon Europe. Efforts within this pillar will support technological and industrial capacity to meet the global challenges by, among other things, prioritizing important enabling technologies.

Cluster 1: Health 
Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society 
Cluster 3: Civil Security for Society 
Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space 
Cluster 5: Climate, Energy and Mobility 
Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment 

3. Innovative Europe

Innovative Europe aim to stimulate market-creating breakthroughs and an ecosystems that facilitate innovation

European Innovation Council

The European Innovation Council (EIC) aims at identifying and supporting breakthrough technologies and game-changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and become market leaders. 


Management and applications
Anneli Wiklander

Research funding advisor
+46 46 222 77 71
anneli [dot] wiklander [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se

Teresia Rindefjäll
Research funding advisor
+46 46 222 62 40
teresia [dot] rindefjall [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se

John Phillips
Research funding advisor
+46 73 067 01 04
john [dot] phillips [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se

Anna-Karin Wihlborg
Research funding advisor
+46 70 106 27 22
anna-karin [dot] wihlborg [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se 

Budget, accounting and auditing
Kjell Josefsson

Research funding advisor
+46 46 222 93 99
kjell [dot] josefsson [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se

Karin Langborger
Research funding advisor
+46 46 222 31 03
karin [dot] langborger [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se